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Fr. Elias Mills

Jul 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Benedict Integrating Prayer and Work

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Homily #140711b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St Benedict and the influence of his Benedictine order both on Western monasticism and on civilization and culture by integrating sanctity and humanity, Ora et Labora (prayer and work).
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Benedict – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 46:1-7, 28-30
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Gsp: mat 10:16-23

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Jul 09 – Homily – Fr Elias: Martyrs of All Types

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Homily #140709b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias give and account of St. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions who died for there faith in China. He emphasizes how they came from many walks of life and many different age groups from children to old men and how we must follow their example and make even little sacrifices to spread the faith, first by giving a good example. Father also gives a short account of  St. Nicholas Pick and companions who is also celebrated on the Franciscan calendar today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 10:1-7

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Jul 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sanctifying Sacramentals

Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Homily #140707b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias starts with the story of the woman who is cured merely by touching the tassel of Jesus’ cloak to explain why the Church embraces the use of sacramentals like scapulars, medals and rosaries and how they are so efficacious at transmitting graces from God for healing and sanctification.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 14th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 2:16, 17-18, 21-22
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 9:18-26

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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: A Yoke the is Easy

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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Homily #140706b ( 17min) Play - Fr. Elias on how the teachings of Christ’s Church is a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light. This is because they give us the true liberty to be free to be able to not indulge in excessively selfish pursuits. This freedom comes from the strength given as a free gift from our faith in Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 9:9-10
Resp: psa 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14
2nd: rom 8:9, 11-13
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Elias: Doubtless Thomas

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Homily #140703b ( 09min) Play - Fr. Elias on St. Thomas the Apostle and how we must make an act of faith in Christ similar to this Thomas’ when we come to Holy Communion and when we give witness of our faith to others. In doing so we will cure our own doubts.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

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Jun 30 – Homily – Fr Elias: Bl. Raymond Lull Missionary Martyr

Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Homily #140630b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias gives us the life of Bl. Raymond Lull who was a Third Order Franciscan who started a school to train missionaries about the year 1300 and then went to evangelize the Muslims in Africa where he was martyred.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Raymond Lull – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 13th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: amo 2:6-10, 13-16
Resp: psa 50:16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
Gsp: mat 8:18-22

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Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: Incarnation and Sacred Heart

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Homily #140627b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how Christianity teaches something unique about how God comes among us and his divinity works with our humanity, elevating it with grace but respecting our nature, rendering us truly human in a way that we could not do otherwise. This merciful coming among us is acknowledged  most eloquently in the devotion to the Sacred Heart.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sacred Heart of Jesus – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 7:6-11
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 10
2nd: 1jo 4:7-16
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Jun 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Good Kings, Bad Kings

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Homily #140625b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on how the Old Testament Kings were sometimes good and sometimes bad and how this relates to modern times and the need to have some exasperation of Church and state but not an absolute one that removes religion form the civil order.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 22:8-13, 23:1-3
Resp: psa 119:33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40
Gsp: mat 7:15-20

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PHOTOS: Corpus Christi Bloomington, Indiana

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Corpus Christi at “Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center” and friary of “Our Lady Coredemptrix” 2014

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Jun 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Charity and Faith

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140623b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need to follow the basics of our faith especially when the rest of the society is not and to charitably help others to adopt higher standards.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 17:5-8, 13-15, 18
Resp: psa 60:3, 4-5, 12-13
Gsp: mat 7:1-5

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Jun 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: God is with us

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140622b ( 20min) Play – Fr. Elias on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi where he preaches on the gift that is the real presence, body blood, soul, and divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He relates how St Francis helped promote devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the significance of Eucharistic Procession.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Corpus Christi – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 8:2-3, 14-16
Resp: psa 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20
2nd: 1co 10:16-17
Gsp: joh 6:51-58

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Jun 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Eucharist and Priesthood

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
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Homily #140619b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias draws our attention to the connection between the Eucharist and the Priesthood, how they were instituted at the same time and how this explains the nature of the Catholic priesthood.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 48:1-14
Resp: psa 97:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7
Gsp: mat 6:7-15

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Jun 17 – Homily – Fr Elias: Old Testament Social Teaching

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Homily #140617b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias on how the prophet Elijah confronted King Ahab for his injustice to Naboth in killing him and taking his vineyard. Father relates this to Catholic social teaching.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 21:17-29
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 11, 16
Gsp: mat 5:43-48

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Jun 13 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Anthony, Learned Humilty

Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Homily #140613b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St.Anthony of Padua and how he lived a pure and humble life and yet was a very learned man who became a great preacher as well as a great miracle worker.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Anthony of Padua – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 61:1-3
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 23, 27
Gsp: luk 10:1-9

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Jun 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Barnabas Apostle

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Homily #140611b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Barnabas who worked with St. Paul to evangelize the world. Father exhorts us to imitate him in his zeal and conviction to evangelize the people of our times.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Barnabas the Apostle – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 10th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1ki 18:20-39
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 4, 5, 8, 11
Gsp: mat 5:17-19

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