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Fr. Joachim

Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Monica, Prayers and Patience

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Homily #140827b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St Monica that was so focused on the conversion of her pagan family including her son Augustine. All of them converted and Augustine went on to be a Bishop, a major force for Christianity and a saint and Father of the Church. Father relates this to modern family situations in our pluralized society and exhorts us to follow her example of prayer and patience.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2th 3:6-10, 16-18
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:27-32

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Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Rose of Pennance

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140823b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Rose of Lima, Peru, who was the first saint from the new world and lived a very penitential life. Father points out that penance and suffering are the wings by which we fly to God and everlasting happiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Rose of Lima – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 43:1-7
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: mat 23:1-12

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Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Pius X for the Church

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Homily #140821b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life and times of Pope St. Pius X and how he fought the heresy of Modernism which was called the synthesis of every previous heresy. His success ushered in an amazing period of strength and unity for the Church when the world was going through much conflict.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius X – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 36:23-28
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Assumed to be with Her Son

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Homily #140815b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim on how Mary was assumed into heaven in order to be with her Son as she was so close to Him on earth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Sign of the Cross

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Homily #140813b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim underscores the need to have the sign of the Cross in order to be counted among Jesus’ elect.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pontian and Hippolytus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 9:1-7; 10:18-22
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Aug 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Who is the Greatest?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Homily #140812b ( 08min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Jane Frances de Chantal and how she was one of the greatest in the eyes of God since she loved him with a childlike heart and how this can be even greater in the eyes of God than physical martyrdom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jane Frances de Chantal – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 2:8-3:4
Resp: psa 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gsp: mat 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

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Aug 10 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Keeping Our Eyes on the Lord

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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Homily #140810b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim reflects on the Gospel account of Jesus walking on water and Peter’s attempt that was so wonderfully successful so long as he kept his eyes on the Lord but disastrous when he didn’t.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 19:9, 11-13
Resp: psa 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: rom 9:1-5
Gsp: mat 14:22-33

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Aug 09 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Homily #140809b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of Edith Stein who as a major intellectual converted to Catholicism from Judaism and became a Benedictine nun named Teresa Benedicta and died in Auschwitz.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: hab 1:12-2:4
Resp: psa 9:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 17:14-20

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Aug 07 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Purifying Persecutions

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Homily #140807b ( 05min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the persecutions against the Church and how they did not defeat the faith but caused it to grow. He relates this to the life and death of St. Sixtus II Pope and his Companions who were martyred in 258 during the persecutions of emperor Valerian
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Sixtus II Pope and Comp. – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: jer 31:31-34
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 16:13-23

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Jul 10 – Homily – Fr Joachim: How to get God’s Blessings

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Homily #140710b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the need to follow the Gospel in order to get God’s blessings.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 14th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 11:1, 3-4, 8-9
Resp: psa 80:2, 3, 15-16
Gsp: mat 10:7-15

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Jul 08 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Martyrs of China

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Homily #140708b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim  on the lives the Franciscan martyrs who died in China for the faith during the “Boxers” revolution.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Gregory Grassi and companions – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: hos 8:4-7, 11-13
Resp: psa 115:3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Gsp: mat 9:32-38

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Let Freedom Ring

Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Homily #140704b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the Fourth of July discusses the meaning of true freedom, freedom to not sin and to worship God, and how to make it truly ring throughout our land and the whole world. This is the basis for all other freedoms.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: amo 8:4-6, 9-12
Resp: psa 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131
Gsp: mat 9:9-13

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Jul 02 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Oliver Plunkett

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140702b ( 04min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life St. Oliver Plunkett who died as a martyr in Ireland during the Protestant persecutions.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: amo 5:14-15, 21-24
Resp: psa 50:7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 16-17
Gsp: mat 8:28-34

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Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Eloquent and Precious Blood of Jesus

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Homily #140701b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the power of the Precious Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross to be able to remove our sins despite their great number and gravity because it cries out with a voice more eloquent that that of Abel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
Gsp: joh 19:30-35

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Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Following Christ’s Vicar

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Homily #140629b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we have so many opportunities to heroically follow the Vicar of Christ, the pope in these difficult times.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Peter and Paul – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 12:1-11
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 2ti 4:6-8, 17-18
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

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