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Fr. Elias Mills

Apr 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: Holy Week Motivations

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Homily #140415b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the prophesies of the events in Holy Week in the book of Isaiah and how they were fulfilled in the Gospel and how this should motivate us to evangelize.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:1-6
Resp: psa 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17
Gsp: joh 13:21-33, 36-38

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Apr 13 – Homily – Fr Elias: Jesus’ Full Sacrifice

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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Homily #140413b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias tells us how Jesus fulfills the prophecies of the Old Testament by the fullness of His sacrifice in his Passion which we commemorate today. We must follow in His footsteps and learn to thank God for the crosses we are given.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Palm Sunday – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-7
Resp: psa 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: mat 26:14-27:66

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Apr 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mother of the Redeemer

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Homily #140411b ( 12min) Play - Fr. Elias gives us a history of the Our Lady of Seven Sorrows on the Friday before Good Friday which links Our Lady’s suffering with that of Christ’s and highlights the need for us to take up our cross and follow Our Lord.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Sorrows of Mary Coredemptrix, FI – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jth 13:22,23-25
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

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Apr 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: Two Women Caught in Adultery

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Homily #140407b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the two readings of two different women accused of adultery, Hanna who was innocent, and the woman in the Gospel who really was guilty. Father uses these two reading to point out the great mercy of God to sinners, especially by giving the sacrament of penance and this without neglecting justice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 5th Week of Lent (short) – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 13:41-62
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: joh 8:1-11

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Apr 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Resurrection from Sin

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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Homily #140406b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias on the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead, reflecting on how this is a sign that Jesus is God and has power even over death, and also sin which is the cause of death and foreshadows His own death and resurrection for the forgiveness of all of our sins provided we have faith. Father gives this homily for the Catholic radio training course here at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center and so relates this to .
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 5th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:12-14
Resp: psa 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
2nd: rom 8:8-11
Gsp: joh 11:1-45

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Apr 02 – Homily – Fr Elias: Compassionate Passion

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140402b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on how the suffering of Christ on the cross, His passion, is an act of mercy to us and therefore one of compassion. He relates this to Mary who stands at the foot of the cross and to God the Father.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 4th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:8-15
Resp: psa 145:8-9, 13-14, 17-18
Gsp: joh 5:17-30

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Mar 31 – Homily – Fr Elias: Miracles of Salvation

Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Homily #140331b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Elias on the miracles of Christ and how the greatest miracle is bringing us to salvation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 4th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 65:17-21
Resp: psa 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-13
Gsp: joh 4:43-54

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Mar 30 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sacramental Grace for the Battle

Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Homily #140330b ( 17min) Play – Fr. Elias on the Gospel of today and how they relate to the Sacraments, starting with the anointing of David with oil by Samuel. And then to the giving of sight to the man born blind where Jesus uses mud to confer the miraculous cure. Thus the use of material things to give graces from God such as we get from the Sacraments like Baptism and Confirmation is very Biblical and these graces help us in the spiritual battle where we fight along side of Christ against the devil. Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 4th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1sa 16:1, 6-7, 10-13
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
2nd: eph 5:8-14
Gsp: joh 9:1-41

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Mar 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: Listen to the Word of God

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Homily #140327b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the need to listen to the Word of God and obey especially when he is calling us to turn away from sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 7:23-28
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: luk 11:14-23

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Mar 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: Humility Needed

Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Homily #140324b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias uses today’s reading to point out the need for humility in order for prayers to be answered and miracles to be performed.  Naman needed to give humble obedience to Elisha before he was cured and the pride of the village of Nazareth caused them to reject Jesus their own townsman, so he performed only a few miracles there.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 5:1-15
Resp: psa 42:2, 3, 43:3, 4
Gsp: luk 4:24-30

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Mar 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Desert and Living Waters

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140323b ( 20min) Play – Fr. Elias highlights the references to water in today’s readings (Moses and the water from the rock at Mirabah and Jesus and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well) and how this relates to the life giving Word of God that will bring people out of the thirsty desert of sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 17:3-7
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: rom 5:1-2, 5-8
Gsp: joh 4:5-42

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Mar 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Prodigal Salvation

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140322b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Elias on how the extraordinary circumstances of reconciliation between the prodigal son and his father is not so extraordinary in regard to the salvation of the average individual. The Father’s mercy never runs out, rather it is “brother time” that runs out, the time we have before we take our last breathe, the time during which we can turn back to God who is ever ready to come to meet us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 2nd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: mic 7:14-15, 18-20
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12
Gsp: luk 15:1-3, 11-32

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Mar 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: Joseph ever Faithful

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Homily #140321b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias exhorts us to follow the example of Joseph of the Old Testament who was sold into slavery by his own brothers, yet remained faithful to God throughout and was rewarded by being made minister of all of Egypt.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 2nd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-18
Resp: psa 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Gsp: mat 21:33-43, 45-46

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Mar 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Joseph Protector of the Holy Family

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Homily #140319b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Joseph and the role he played as the protector of the Holy Family and model of workers, fathers and husbands.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 7:4-5, 12-14, 16
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
2nd: rom 4:13, 16-18, 22
Gsp: mat 1:16, 18-21, 24

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Mar 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Cyril and Hypocrisy

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Homily #140318b ( 11min) Play - Fr. Elias and the need to avoid being hypocrites in our practice religion, namely we must practice what we preach, especially during lent. Father also relates this to St. Cyril of Jerusalem who contended with Julian the Apostate the Emperor of Rome who from the bad example of hypocritical Christians in his own family apostatized and caused great anguish to Christians throughout the empire.

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Cyril of Jerusalem – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 2nd Week of Lent
1st: isa 1:10, 16-20
Resp: psa 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23
Gsp: mat 23:1-12

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