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Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia

Dec 19 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Sceptre Has Passed

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Homily #141219 ( 03min) Play – The Patriarch Jacob prophesied that the sceptre would not pass from Judah until the time came for the Messiah (Gen. 49:10).  That is fulfilled when Herod the Great, mentioned in today’s Gospel, takes the place of Mattathias as ruler in 37 BC.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 19 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jdg 13:2-7, 24-25
Resp: psa 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17
Gsp: luk 1:5-25

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Dec 18 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Take Her into Your Home

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Homily #141218 ( 02min) Play – Like St. Joseph, Christians must not be afraid to take Mary into their homes and have an intimate spiritual life with Her.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 18 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 23:5-8
Resp: psa 72:1, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: mat 1:18-24

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Dec 17 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Matthew & Moses

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Homily #141217 ( 03min) Play – St. Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church, explains that St. Matthew imitates Moses in writing the first Gospel and giving the geneology of Jesus Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 17 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 49:2, 8-10
Resp: psa 72:3-4, 7-8, 17
Gsp: mat 1:1-17

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Dec 15 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Queen of the Seraphic Order

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Homily #141215 ( 02min) Play – Our Lady is Queen of the Franciscan Order, which means that She is in charge.  Let Her be in charge and let yourselves be led.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queen of the Seraphic Order – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 24:7-8, 10-14
Resp: psa 45:10, 13-18
Gsp: luk 1:26-33

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Dec 14 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Gaudete!

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Homily #141214 ( 09min) Play – With two solemn professions today in the Third Order, we have cause for rejoicing!
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 61:1-2, 10-11
Resp: luk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
2nd: 1th 5:16-24
Gsp: joh 1:6-8, 19-28

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Dec 13 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Elijah Has Come and Will Come

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Homily #141213 ( 06min) Play – Elijah has come mystically, or typically, in the person of St. John the Baptist, pointing out the Messiah’s first Advent.  Elijah will come, literally, with Enoch, to precede the Messiah’s second Advent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Lucy of Syracuse – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 2nd Week in Advent
1st: sir 48:1-4, 9-11
Resp: psa 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
Gsp: mat 17:10-13

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Dec 12 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Homily #141212 ( 08min) Play – To all of Her servants, Our Lady says, “Go and put all your efforts into this”, regarding whatever task She gives us.  But She never wants us to be frightened, distressed or upset, even in the face of failures, because She, who is our Mother, is here.  We are always under Her protection and care.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: jth 13:22-23
2nd: rev 11:19, 12:1-6a,10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 11 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: No One Greater

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Homily #141211 ( 03min) Play –  There is no one greater than St. John the Baptist throughout the Old Testament.  However, the least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Damasus I – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 2nd Week in Advent
1st: isa 41:13-20
Resp: psa 145:1, 9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 11:11-15

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Dec 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Our Lady of Loreto

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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Homily #141210 ( 04min) Play – May Our Lady, like the fortress of Loreto, defend our Faith!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Loreto – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ch 15:3-4, 15-16, 16:1-2
Resp: psa 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8, 11
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 09 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Juan Diego

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Homily #141209 ( 04min) Play – St. Juan Diego gives us an example of simplicity and humility.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Juan Diego – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 2nd Week in Advent
1st: isa 40:1-11
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 3, 10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: mat 18:12-14

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Dec 06 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Hearing Voices

Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Homily #141206 ( 05min) Play – : In order to have some certainty that we hear and are lead by the voice of God, we need to be in the state of grace and live habitually in that state.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Nicholas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 1st Week in Advent
1st: isa 30:19-21, 23-26
Resp: psa 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 9:35, 10:1, 6-8

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Dec 01 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Slaves & Soldiers of the Immaculate

Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Homily #141201 ( 03min) Play – As souls who are totally consecrated to Our Lady, we want to be obedient slaves and faithful soldiers – when She says “go”, we go; when She says “come”, we come; when She says “do this”, we do it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 1st Week in Advent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 2:1-5
Resp: psa 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 8:5-11

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Nov 30 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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Homily #141130 ( 09min) Play – The Church gives us the time of Advent for spiritual renewal.  With Our Lady, let us watch and make the most of it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 1st Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 63:16-17, 19
Resp: psa 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
2nd: 1co 1:3-9
Gsp: mar 13:33-37

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Nov 29 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: All Saints of the Seraphic Order

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
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Homily #141129 ( 02min) Play – They have done their part, may Christ show us ours.
Ave Maria!
Mass: All Saints of the Franciscan Ord. – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 44:1, 10-15
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 10:17-21

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Nov 28 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Second Coming

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Homily #141128 ( 11min) Play – Our Lord, for now, shows patience and gives time for repentance.  But there will come a time when He will come, seated on a throne, the heavens and the earth will be consumed by fire, the dead will rise and stand before Him with the scrolls of their deeds being opened and manifested to all.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. James of the March – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 20:1-4, 11-21:2
Resp: psa 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8
Gsp: luk 21:29-33

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