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Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia

Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Hunger For The Eucharist

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Homily #150726 ( 13min) Play – Almighty God is there to provide for all of our needs, body and soul, in abundance.  We should cultivate within ourselves a hunger for the Eucharist, source of grace for our souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 4:42-44
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: eph 4:1-6
Gsp: joh 6:1-15

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Jul 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Blessed Eyes & Ears

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150723 ( 040min) Play – Blessed are our eyes that look upon Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar and blessed are our ears that hear His words proclaimed in the Gospel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bridget of Sweden – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 16th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20
Resp: dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
Gsp: mat 13:10-17

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Jul 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Homily #150721 ( 07min) Play – The Gospel for today’s Feast is the parable of the sower, in which we find the necessity of prayer and mortification, especially prayer, for the word to bear fruit in our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Lawrence of Brindisi – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 16th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 14:21-15:1
Resp: exo 15:8-9, 10, 12, 17
Gsp: mat 12:46-50

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Jul 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Signs and Hardness of Heart

Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Homily #150720 ( 07min) Play – This morning’s readings provide us with examples of how the human heart is capable of hardening itself in the face of signs from God.  We should always remember, “If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 16th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 14:5-18
Resp: exo 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 12:38-42

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Jul 14 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Most Successful American

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Homily #150714 ( 00min) Play – Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, who was a massive success, achieving the end for which she was made: sanctity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 15th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 2:1-15
Resp: psa 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34
Gsp: mat 11:20-24

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Jul 11 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Benedict of Norcia

Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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Homily #150711 ( 03min) Play – On the memorial of St. Benedict, there is some good news and some bad news.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Benedict – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 49:29-33, 50:15-24
Resp: psa 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7
Gsp: mat 10:24-33

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Jul 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Veronica Giuliani

Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Homily #150710 ( 06min) Play – “St Veronica Giuliani invites us to develop, in our Christian life, our union with the Lord in living for others, to participate in the suffering love of Jesus Crucified for the salvation of all sinners, abandoning ourselves to his will with complete and total trust.” (Benedict XVI)
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Veronica Giuliani – 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 Ignatius: Lessons on Divine Providence

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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Homily #150709 ( 00min) Play – God can draw good out of evil.  This is the case in Joseph being sold into Egypt, in Our Lord being crucified by the Jews, and the children of Fatima being thrown into prison.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Nicholas Pieck and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 44:18-21, 23-29, 45:1-5
Resp: psa 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Gsp: mat 10:7-15

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Jul 08 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Persecutors Will Be Punished

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Homily #150708 ( 05min) Play – Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Gregory Grassi and Companion Martyrs.  At the interrogation, Bishop Francis, one of Gregory’s companions, wisely reminded his persecutor, “If you put us to death, you will not perpetrate this outrage with impunity.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Gregory Grassi and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 41:55-57, 42:5-7, 17-24
Resp: psa 33:2-3, 10-11, 18-19
Gsp: mat 10:1-7

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Jul 07 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Pray to the Harvest Master

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Homily #150707 ( 04min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Our Lord tells us that the harvest is great, but the laborers are few and that we must ask Him to send laborers.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 32:23-33
Resp: psa 17:1, 2-3, 6-7, 8, 15
Gsp: mat 9:32-38

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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Maria Goretti

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Homily #150706 ( 07min) Play – Ven. Pius XII, drawing from the life and martyrdom of St. Maria Goretti, has good counsel for parents, youth and all Christians in general.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maria Goretti – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 28:10-22
Resp: psa 91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15
Gsp: mat 9:18-26

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Jul 05 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Humble Faith

Sunday, July 5th, 2015
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Homily #150705 ( 10min) Play – Today’s readings teach us about sanctity in everyday life and the need for a humble Faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 2:2-5
Resp: psa 123:1-2, 2, 3-4
2nd: 2co 12:7-10
Gsp: mar 6:1-6

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Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Precious Blood of Jesus

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Homily #150701 ( 04min) Play – Today the Franciscans of the Immaculate celebrate the Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus, which alone has the power to expiate our sins, unlike the blood of the Old Testament sacrifices, which were only types of the Blood of the new and everlasting covenant.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 13th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 21:5, 8-20
Resp: psa 34:7-8, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 8:28-34

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Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Cyril of Alexandria

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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Homily #150627 ( 03min) Play – “That anyone could doubt the right of the Holy Virgin to be called the Mother of God fills me with astonishment.” – St. Cyril
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cyril of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 18:1-15
Resp: luk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50, 53, 54-55
Gsp: mat 8:5-17

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Jun 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Fools Who Will Not Enter the Kingdom

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Homily #150625 ( 05min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that non-practicing Catholics are fools who will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 16:1-12, 15-16
Resp: psa 106:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gsp: mat 7:21-29

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