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Fr. Elias Mills

Oct 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Saturday Devotion to Mary

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Homily #141025b ( 17min) Play – Fr. Elias explains why we have special devotion to Mary on Saturdays. Mary waited with faith on the Saturday between Her Son’s death on Good Friday and His rising on Easter Sunday even when the apostles had lost faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 4:7-16
Resp: psa 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gsp: luk 13:1-9

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Oct 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: The Great Sacrifice of Mass

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Homily #141024b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the large number of Catholics who do not go to Church and how this is a result of people not appreciating the importance of Mass as the unbloody re-presentation of Calvary, the great sacrifice of the Son of God for the removal of our sins, which enables us to live with Him for all eternity in heaven. He also explains the ad orientum position relative to the altar that he uses during Mass.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Anthony Mary Claret – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 4:1-6
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 12:54-59

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Oct 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. John Paul II and Marian Consecration

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141022b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias for the feast day for St. John Paul II, gives an account of the influence of his life especially regarding Marian devotion which was inspired by his fellow country man and contemporary St. Maximilian Kolbe. Father specifically focuses on consecration to the Mary and even as a fourth vow in religious life, first approved by him when he erected the Franciscans of the Immaculate as a pontifical institute.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Paul II – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 3:2-12
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 12:39-48

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Oct 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: God’s will be Done

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Homily #141019b ( 25min) Play – Fr. Elias on how God is so omnipotent that he can work His will through the most unlikely people, including Cyrus the King of Persia, who was the pagan ruler over the Israelites and unexpectedly allowed them to go back to Jerusalem from which they were exiled. This also applied to Caesar in the day of Jesus and any ruler even today. Father ties this together to delineate how government and religion are separate but related and complimentary and how both should be respected. He gives a final exhortation regarding the spiritual practicality of sacramentals.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 45:1, 4-6
Resp: psa 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
2nd: 1th 1:1-5
Gsp: mat 22:15-21

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Oct 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Luke, Marian Evangelist

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Homily #141018b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias  on the Gospel according to St. Luke whose feast day it is today. He focuses on the Marian dimension of the Good News of which Luke focuses on more than the other Evangelists that God has become man through a woman, one of our own, the one foretold in Genesis, the first book of the Bible in the Proto-Gospel, “And I will establish a feud between thee and the woman, between thy offspring and hers; she is to crush thy head, while thou dost lie in ambush at her heels.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Luke the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ti 4:9-17
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: luk 10:1-9

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Oct 13 – Homily – Fr Elias: When the Sun Dances

Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Homily #141013b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias on the 97th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal where the Sun literally danced in the sky in plane sight of 70,000 people who gathered for the pre-announced event makes the private revelations of Our Lady of Fatima to the Children rather public, adding an extra need to take her message to heart.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Oct 10 – Homily – Fr Elias: The Difficult Preaching

Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Homily #141010b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the lives of St. Daniel and Companions who gave their lives in order to evangelize others. Father underlines the need to preach what we believe which is different from others not just those things with which we agree.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Daniel and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 3:7-14
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 11:15-26

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Oct 05 – Homily – Fr Elias: Fruit of Faith and Love

Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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Homily #141005b ( 31min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the Parable of the Tenants and the need to be faithful stewards of the vineyard, to be good shepherds of the flock. This should be centered on the need to rely on faith combined with love, not legalism of the ritual law that produces bad fruit. This is something that all Catholics must embrace. Finally he relates this to mercy and the message of St. Faustina Kowalska whose feast is today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 5:1-7
Resp: psa 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20
2nd: phi 4:6-9
Gsp: mat 21:33-43

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Oct 04 – Homily – Fr Elias: Fiery St Francis

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Homily #141004b ( 19min) Play – On the feast of St. Francis, Fr. Elias underscores the fiery love that St Francis had for God and how this ardent love and true discipleship will catch on with others as if it where a forest fire. If only just some of us would burn with such a seraphic fire, it wold spread through out the world.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Holy Father Francis – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 50:1, 3-4, 6-7
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
2nd: gal 6:14-18
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary Suffering with Jesus

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Homily #140915b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias explains today’s feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and how her sufferings were a result of Christ her Son’s redemptive suffering and that she united hers with His. This explains how Mary is the Coredeemer, having a subordinate role with Our Lord in the Redemption. Father explains that this is why our friary celebrates this day as a solemnity since our house is named the Friary of Mary Cordemptrix.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows (Alt Gspl) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: luk 2:33-35

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Sep 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sign of Shame and Triumph

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Homily #140914b ( 12min) Play – On this feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Fr. Elias highlights the paradox of the Cross where the ultimate instrument of torture, defeat and death has become the ultimate triumph of life itself over death. We must ever strive and pray for the grace to give God proper thanks for what He has done for us with His precious sacrifice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: joh 3:13-17

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Sep 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: Avoid Scandal and Forgive

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Homily #140911b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias explains today’s readings, how we must avoid giving scandal to others even when we are not doing anything objectively wrong and also to be quick to forgive. He also asks us to pray for those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and for the United States of America. Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 8:1-7, 11-13
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 13-14, 23-24
Gsp: luk 6:27-38

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Sep 09 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Peter Claver, Slave of Slaves

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Homily #140909b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Peter Claver and how he ministered to the slaves in South America, both their physical and spiritual needs.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Peter Claver – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 6:1-11
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 6:12-19

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Sep 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: Charitable Correction

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Homily #140907b ( 17min) Play – Fraternal correction is necessary but Fr. Elias points out that people think that this is inherently against charity. We must therefore be extra careful to be charitable when we do this most import duty so that admonitions will be received effectively and charity and truth will meet. Father mentions for the participants of our Audio Production Course for Catholic Radio that radio provides an opportunity to tell the truth to many people that would never here it otherwise and may be receive difficult truths when the would not receive it from family members or associates.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 33:7-9
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: rom 13:8-10
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Sep 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Radio Evangelization

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Homily #140906b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Elias tells the participants of the Radio Audio Production course here at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the importance of modern communications for evangelization.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 4:9-15
Resp: psa 145:17-18, 19-20, 21
Gsp: luk 6:1-5

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