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Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia

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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Jun 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: More Than A Prophet

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Homily #150624 ( 04min) Play – Today we celebrate the birth of the forerunner of the Christ.  We should strive to follow the piety and innocence of St. John as much as possible, “by retiring from the wicked ways of the world, from the infected air of the world; from the company and conversation of the slaves of the world; from the dangerous pastimes of worldlings, and from all the occasions of sin, so common in the world.” (Bishop Challoner)
Ave Maria!
Mass: Birth of St. John the Baptist – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:1-6
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15
2nd: act 13:22-26
Gsp: luk 1:57-66, 80

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Jun 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Many to Destruction, Few to Life

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150623 ( 06min) Play – In order to encourage us to persevere through difficulties and not to be dismayed when it seems we are among the minority, Our Lord teaches, “the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many.  How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.  And those who find it are few.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 13:2, 5-18
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Gsp: mat 7:6, 12-14

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Jun 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Modesty – the Summertime Virtue

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150622 ( 04min) Play – During the summer, special attention needs to be given to the practice of the virtue of modesty, which the Catecechism decribes as “refusing to unveil what should remain hidden.” (CCC #2521)
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas More – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 12:1-9
Resp: psa 33:12-13, 18-19, 20, 22
Gsp: mat 7:1-5

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Jun 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Do You Not Yet Have Faith?

Sunday, June 21st, 2015
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Homily #150621 ( 14min) Play – Three degrees of Faith: 1) that God is in control of everything and can quiet our storms  2) loving acceptance of the storms that God wills to send us  3) desiring that God send more storms to us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: job 38:1, 8-11
Resp: psa 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31
2nd: 2co 5:14-17
Gsp: mar 4:35-41

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Jun 12 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Friday, June 12th, 2015
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Homily #150612 ( 06min) Play – The Church places today’s Feast along side that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to show the union of these two Hearts.  May our hearts be united with theirs.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sacred Heart of Jesus – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 11:1, 3-4, 8-9
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
2nd: eph 3:8-12, 14-19
Gsp: joh 19:31-37

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Jun 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Obey & Teach

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
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Homily #150610 ( 04min) Play – In order to be great in the Kingdom of Heaven we must obey the Commandments and teach others to do so as well.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 10th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 3:4-11
Resp: psa 99:5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Gsp: mat 5:17-19

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Jun 09 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Lukewarm Souls

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
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Homily #150609 ( 05min) Play – The lukewarm Christian is that salt which has lost its savor, which is useless to himself and to the Church (cf. Vat. II, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, n. 2) and which the Divine Spouse will vomit from His mouth (cf. Rev. 3:16).
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Ephrem – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 10th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 2co 1:18-22
Resp: psa 119:129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135
Gsp: mat 5:13-16

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Jun 08 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Beatitudes

Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Homily #150608 ( 06min) Play – The Beatitudes, a summary of Christian perfection, are the heart of the Sermon on the Mount and should frequently be the object of our meditation and examination of conscience.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Nicholas of Gesturi – Not Celbrtd – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 10th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 2co 1:1-7
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 5:1-12

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Jun 05 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: True God & True Man

Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Homily #150605 ( 02min) Play – King David, inspired by the Holy Spirit while writing Psalm 110, confirms that the Messiah is not only the Son of David, but also the Son of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Boniface – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 9th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: tob 11:5-15
Resp: psa 146:2, 7, 8-9, 9-10
Gsp: mar 12:35-37

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