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Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia

Oct 16 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Friday, October 16th, 2015
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Homily #151016 ( 02min) Play – Our Lord’s Heart is pierced by the indifference and ingratitude of men.  Our Lady, who is almost God (“quasi Incarnation of the Holy Spirit) and quasi infinite (St. Thomas), is surpassed by no one in love and gratitude for the Sacred Heart.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 28th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: rom 4:1-8
Resp: psa 32:1-2, 5, 11
Gsp: luk 12:1-7

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Oct 11 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Desire Wisdom

Sunday, October 11th, 2015
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Homily #151011 ( 12min) Play – More than power, riches, wealth and beauty, we should desire the wisdom from above that will detach us from the things below, so we may not walk away sad, but walk with Him, who alone can give us true joy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 7:7-11
Resp: psa 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
2nd: heb 4:12-13
Gsp: mar 10:17-30

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Oct 09 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Denis and Companions

Friday, October 9th, 2015
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Homily #151009 ( 05min) Play – In today’s Mass, we pray that we may imitate these holy martyrs “in disdaining prosperity in this world” because the “love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Tim 1) and that we may be “undaunted by any trial” knowing that “those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing”.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Denis and Companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 27th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: joe 1:13-15, 2:1-2
Resp: psa 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9
Gsp: luk 11:15-26

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Oct 08 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Mother and Teacher in the Spirit

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Homily #151008 ( 04min) Play – Our Lady is our Mother in the order of grace and teaches us, by Her example and inspirations, how to climb the holy mountain of the Lord to the summit of Christian perfection.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 27th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: mal 3:13-20
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 11:5-13

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Oct 07 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Our Lady of the Rosary

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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Homily #151007 ( 04min) Play – Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children from May to October in 1917.  She called Herself the “Lady of the Rosary” and asked them to pray the Rosary every day for an end to the war.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of the Rosary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:12-14
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Oct 06 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Bruno

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Homily #151006 ( 05min) Play – The negative (renunciation), the postive (embracing Christ), and persevering in it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bruno – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 27th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: jon 3:1-10
Resp: psa 130:1-2, 3-4, 7-8
Gsp: luk 10:38-42

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Sep 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Queen of All Creation

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
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Homily #150926 ( 07min) Play – Our Lord teaches us that “the one who humbles himself will be exalted”. (Lk 14:11)  The Blessed Virgin Mary is Queen of all creation gloriously reigning in Heaven above the choirs of angels because on earth She was the lowly handmaid.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The BVM, Queen of All Creation – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-3, 5-6
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17, 18
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Homily #150925 ( 04min) Play – “I so love the Immaculate Heart of Mary!  It is the heart of our dear Mother in Heaven!  Don’t you love saying many times over: ‘Sweet Heart of Mary, Immaculate Heart of Mary’?  I love it so much, so very much.” – Bl. Jacinta of Fatima
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Immaculate Heart of Mary (Opt 2) – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jth 13:17-20; 15:9
Resp: luk 1:446-48a, 48b-49, 50-51, 52-53, 5455
Gsp: luk 2:46-51

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Sep 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150923 ( 06min) Play – Padre Pio, being conformed to Christ, became a minister of mercy to both body and soul.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pio of Pietrelcina – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 32:7-14
2nd: gal 6:14-18
Gsp: joh 19:25-37

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Sep 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Seat of Wisdom

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150922 ( 05min) Play – Adam and Eve were the first clods to be made, but not the only clods. (cf. Proverbs 8:26)  Like the magi in today’s Gospel, we all need to prostrate ourselves before Wisdom Incarnate and His Seat, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 25th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: ezr 6:7-8, 12, 14-20
Resp: psa 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gsp: luk 8:19-21

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Sep 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Wicked and the Just

Sunday, September 20th, 2015
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Homily #150920 ( 00min) Play – Today’s readings reveal some qualities of the wicked (demons and their human collaborators) and the just (Christ and His followers).
Ave Maria!
Mass: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 2:17-20
Resp: psa 54:3-4, 5, 6-8
2nd: jam 3:16-4:3
Gsp: mar 9:30-37

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Sep 18 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Joseph of Cupertino

Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Homily #150918 ( 04min) Play – St. Joseph had the gift of levitation and reminds us of the need to rise above the desirable things of earth, via love crucified, to arrive at God and the things of heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Joseph of Cupertino – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 12:31, 13:1-10, 13
Resp: psa 25:1-3, 4-5, 8-9, 10
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Sep 12 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Most Holy Name of Mary

Saturday, September 12th, 2015
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Homily #150912 ( 07min) Play – In venerating the Holy Name of Mary, may we escape the dangers of this present age and obtain with Her life eternal. (cf. Collect of the Mass)
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Most Holy Name of Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 1:39-47

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Sep 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Temple of the Lord

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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Homily #150910 ( 06min) Play – Almighty God made the Blessed Virgin His temple without compare, a house of gold adorned by the Spirit with every kind of virtue, a royal palace resplendent with the presence of the One who is the Truth. (cf. Preface of the Mass)
Ave Maria!
Mass: The BVM, Temple of the Lord – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 21:1-5
Resp: psa 84:3, 4, 5, 10, 11
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Monica

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Homily #150827 ( 05min) Play – Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Monica, model of a virtuous woman and powerful intercessor for those who have children who have fallen away from the faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 3:7-13
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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