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Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia

Nov 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Resurrection of the Dead

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141122 ( 06min) Play –  To rise gloriously at the Last Day, let us have Faith in Christ, possess His Spirit, eat His Body and drink His Blood.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cecilia Virgin & Martyr – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 11:4-12
Resp: psa 144:1, 2, 9-10
Gsp: luk 20:27-40

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Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Mary is Greater than the Church

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Homily #141121 ( 07min) Play – If by “Church” we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She is Immaculate, “far surpassing all creatues” (LG #53), and we depend on Her, while She depends only on Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: mat 12:46-50

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Time of Visitation

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120 ( 04min) Play –  Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD “because it did not recognize the time of its visitation”, i.e., the visitation of the Savior, nor did it embrace His call to repentance and faith in Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 17 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Unusually Happy Marriage

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117 ( 07min) Play – St. Elizabeth of Hungary and her husband, Louis IV, had an unusually happy marriage because they were both saintly souls.  Sanctity is the key to a happy marriage
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 26:1-3, 15-18, 24
Resp: psa 31:8-5, 8-9, 20, 24-25
2nd: 1ti 5:3-10
Gsp: mat 25:31-40

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Nov 11 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Poor Souls in Purgatory

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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Homily #141111 ( 05min) Play – The souls in Purgatory are truly poor because they did not do what they were obliged to do, namely, become saints.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Martin of Tours – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: tit 2:1-8, 11-14
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29
Gsp: luk 17:7-10

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Nov 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Longing of the Souls in Purgatory

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Homily #141110 ( 06min) Play – Who is the people that longs to see the face of the Lord?  The Saints in this life and the Poor Souls in the next.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Leo the Great – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: tit 1:1-9
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 17:1-6

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Nov 07 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Suffering in Purgatory

Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Homily #141107 ( 08min) Play – The “holy souls” in Purgatory are sometimes called the “poor souls” because of the sufferings and purifying punishments that they are undergoing, especially that of a cleansing fire.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Didacus of Alcala – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: phi 3:17-4:1
Resp: psa 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gsp: luk 16:1-8

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Nov 06 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Joy in Purgatory

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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Homily #141106 ( 05min) Play – The souls in Purgatory are assured of their salvation.  This is most certainly a cause of great joy for them.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 3:3-8
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 15:1-10

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Nov 05 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: How to Avoid Purgatory

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Homily #141105 ( 04min) Play – Avoid purgatory by not grumbling or complaining, by patiently bearing sufferings and trials of all kinds, by works of mercy & charity, prayer and penance, and finally, by serenely facing death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 2:12-18
Resp: psa 27:1, 4, 13-14
Gsp: luk 14:25-33

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Nov 04 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Charles Borromeo & Purgatory

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Homily #141104 ( 08min) Play – St. Charles was present at the Council of Trent in which the doctrine of Purgatory was discussed.  The declarations reflect his pastoral zeal and prudence.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Charles Borromeo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: phi 2:5-11
Resp: psa 22:26-27, 28-30, 31-32
Gsp: luk 14:15-24

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Nov 03 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Purgatory

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Homily #141103 ( 11min) Play – We must be purified of any unhealthy attachment to creatures.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Commemoration of the Franciscan Deceased – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 3:1-9
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6
Gsp: joh 6:37-40

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Oct 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Is Swearing a Sin?

Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Homily #141027 ( 04min) Play –  In today’s first reading, St. Paul exhorts us to avoid filthy speech and obscenities, which are out of place.  See also Sir. 23:13; Col. 3:8.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 4:32-5:8
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 13:10-17

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Oct 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Not All Have Faith

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Homily #141025 ( 05min) Play – Without Faith we cannot please God.  And so we turn to Our Lady, Queen and Mother of Mercy, to intercede for those with no Faith, that they might obtain it, be pleasing to God, and be saved.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The BVM, Queen and Mother of Mercy, I – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: est 0:0C:12, 14-15, 25, 30
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: joh 2:1-11

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Oct 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: From Death to Life

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Homily #141020 ( 09min) Play – Through the riches of God’s mercy, we have passed from death (mortal sin) to life (sanctifying grace).
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. James of Strepar – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:1-10
Resp: psa 100:2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 12:13-21

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Oct 19 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: God, Sovereign Ruler of All

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Homily #141019 ( 08min) Play – Let us render to God what is God’s, viz., our entire selves.
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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