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Fr. Joachim

Jan 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Neighbor over Ritual

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Homily #150120b ( 03min) Play – Referring to the Gospel reading where Jesus harvests grain on the Sabbath, Fr. Joachim explains how love of neighbor takes precedence over ritual law.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 6:10-20
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10
Gsp: mar 2:23-28

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Jan 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Promised Rest

Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Homily #150116b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the rest from our labors that scripture promises both in the New and the Old Testaments. Entering into this rest requires faith in His word and to act upon it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Berard and companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 4:1-5, 11
Resp: psa 78:3, 4, 6-7, 8
Gsp: mar 2:1-12

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Jan 14 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Life with no Fear of Death

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Homily #150114b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how Christ destroyed death with His death so that we can live without fear of death and look forward to eternal life with Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Odoric of Pordenone – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 2:14-18
Resp: psa 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 1:29-39

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Jan 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Penance for Sins

Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Homily #150112b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Bernard of Corleone who led a disorderly, violent life and then had a conversion when his wayward ways lead to dire straights. He entered the Franciscans as a lay brother to do penance for his sins which he did with the same zeal in which he formerly practiced vice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Corleone – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 1:1-6
Resp: psa 97:1-2, 6-7, 9
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 08 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Loving our Brothers

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Homily #150108b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we must love our brothers and that this includes forgiving their sins against us. This is a necessary part of loving God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thur post Epiphany or Jan 10 – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1jo 4:19-5:4
Resp: psa 72:1-2, 14 and 15bc, 17
Gsp: luk 4:14-22

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Jan 07 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Angelo of Foligno, Repenter and Penitent

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Homily #150107b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Angela of Foligno who led a sinful life and then had a conversion and entered the Third Order of St. Francis where she did great penance for her sins and for the salvation of other souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Angela of Foligno – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wed post Epiphany or Jan 9
1st: 1jo 4:11-18
Resp: psa 72:1-2, 10, 12-13
Gsp: mar 6:45-52

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Jan 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Meaning of the Feast of the Mother of God

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Homily #150101b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the need to be grateful of the fact that Mary is the Mother of God even though we pray this with every Hail Mary. Father explains the basis of this feast in the early Church when this title was emphasized with a dogmatic declaration in order to refute the Nestorian heresy. By declaring Mary to be Mother of God, it made clear that her Child was a divine person and therefore that Jesus was truly God who became man.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 6:22-27
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 2:16-21

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Dec 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Anna and Simeon

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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Homily #141230b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the accounts of Anna and Simeon who lived in the temple in Jerusalem and were the two people of the Old Testament who recognized Jesus as the Messiah and thus the old covenant was ending and the new one starting. Father highlights their holiness and the need for us to follow their example to be more than just without mortal sin but, “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Mat 5:48
Ave Maria!
Mass: 6th Day in Octave of Christmas – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1jo 2:12-17
Resp: psa 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10
Gsp: luk 2:36-40

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Dec 25 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Most Joyful Birth

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Homily #141225b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joachim proclaims, with the Gospel, the birth of Our Lord, the king of kings, the savior, the prince of peace, the image of the invisible God. As such, it is not just a joyful birth, but the most joyful of all births. Father points out that He takes on our nature so that we can share in His, and exhorts us to become childlike in the eyes of God as He did toward us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Nativity of the Lord (Dawn) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 62:11-12
Resp: psa 97:1, 6, 11-12
2nd: tit 3:4-7
Gsp: luk 2:15-20

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Dec 24 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Loosen our Tongues

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Homily #141224b ( 05min) Play – Fr  Joachim on the Benedicat, the Gospel canticle sung by Zachariah after the birth of his son John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, when his tongue was loosed after so many months of being mute. Let us also look forward in anticipation to the coming of Christ himself and let our tongues be loosed in praise.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 24 Morning – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
Gsp: luk 1:67-79

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Dec 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Humility of God

Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Homily #141221b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim reflects on the humility of God based on the readings of today, focusing on the coming of God as the infant Jesus as we celebrate the last Sunday in Advent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 4th Sunday of Advent – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
2nd: rom 16:25-27
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 19 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Samson and John the Baptist

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Homily #141219b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim makes many comparisons between Samson in the Old Testament and John the Baptist in the New, both of whom are in the readings for today as we approach Christmas.
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 13 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Lucy and Miracles

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Homily #141213b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, and how her great purity was rewarded with many miracles.
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 03 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Xavier, Missionary to the World

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Homily #141203b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Francis Xavier whose is a patron saint of the diocese of Indianapolis. Father outlines the great apostolic ministry of this Jesuit missionary and how he exemplifies the virtues of suffering and sacrifice to spread the Gospel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Francis Xavier – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 9:16-19, 22-23
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: mar 16:15-20

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Nov 25 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Catherine, Martyr

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Homily #141125b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the extraordinary life of St Catherine of Alexandria who gave tremendous witness to the faith during the last of the persecutions under pagan Roman emperors.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Catherine of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 14:14-19
Resp: psa 96:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: luk 21:5-11

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