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Fr. Joachim

Sep 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Loving our Worst Enemy

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Homily #140930b ( 02min) Play – Fr. Joachim and the need to love our enemies to act as Christians.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jerome – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Resp: psa 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8
Gsp: luk 9:51-56

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Sep 29 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Angels in our Midst

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Homily #140929b ( 08min) Play – On the feast day of the archangels Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Fr. Joachim explains the role of angels, their real existence and the specific role of the archangels.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 7:9-10, 13-14
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: joh 1:47-51

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Sep 26 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Healers of Souls

Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Homily #140926b ( 05min) Play – Sts. Cosmas and Damian were brothers and Doctors. When they gave witness to their faith by dying a martyr’s death they brought healing to many souls from sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Cosmas and Damian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: ecc 3:1-11
Resp: psa 144:1-2, 3-4
Gsp: luk 9:18-22

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Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Francis, Charity not Vanity

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Homily #140925b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim celebrates a votive Mass of St. Francis and contrasts his exemplary life to the vanities of the world as recounted in today’s readings. In essence, we should be motivated by charity not by self-promotion.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: ecc 1:2-11
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: luk 9:7-9

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Sep 22 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Light of the World

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140922b ( 05min) Play - Based on the readings, Fr. Joachim tells us we are the light of the world and we must shine for those who live in darkness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 3:27-34
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Gsp: luk 8:16-18

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Sep 18 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Holy Flying Friars

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Homily #140918b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Joachim on one of the most interesting saints of the Church who became so enamored with God that he would often be lifted off the ground in bodily levitation. Father highlights his extraordinary devotion and penances that lead to his holiness.
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 17 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Homily #140917b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim gives an account of how St. Francis received the Stigmata, the visible wounds of Christ Crucified imprinted on his flesh. He then explains that this miraculous event is God’s way to give public attention to how much our devotion to the Cross and Christ Crucified is pleasing to Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Stigmata of St. Francis – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 6:14-18
Resp: gal 2:16, 20
Gsp: luk 9:23-26

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Sep 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Compassion in the Passion

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Homily #140916b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the Gospel account of Jesus raising the dead man at Naim and how much compassion Jesus felt for those who have died and those who morn for them. He relates this to sin and how much compassion Jesus had for sinners when he sacrificed himself on the Cross to cleanse our sins and conquer death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Cornelius and Cyprian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 12:12-14, 27-31
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 7:11-17

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Sep 10 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Blessed are you when…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Homily #140910b ( 07min) Play – Today’s Gospel is the Beatitudes and Fr. Joachim explains that we must put Christ first and regardless of the short term difficulties it will come with blessings both in this world and, most importantly, in the world to come.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 7:25-31
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Gsp: luk 6:20-26

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Sep 02 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Spiritual Battles

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140902b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joachim reflects on the nature of our spiritual battles today based on the example of the Franciscan martyrs of the French Revolution and what resources and strategies we have to continue our advance toward Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bls. Apollinaris of Posat, John Francis Burte, Severin Girault and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 2:10-16
Resp: psa 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 13-14
Gsp: luk 4:31-37

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Sep 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Joseph, Holy Worker

Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Homily #140901b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias on Labor Day celebrates a votive Mass of St. Joseph the Worker and explains how both Capitalism and Communism reduce the worker to a mere unit of production and dehumanizes society and makes it less family oriented. By refocusing on the dignity of human labor we can counteract this trend and bring our society closer to God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Beatrice of Silva – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 2:1-5
Resp: psa 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102
Gsp: luk 4:16-30

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Aug 29 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St John, Precursor to the Messiah

Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Homily #140829b ( 00min) Play – Fr. Joachim preaches on the life and death of St John the Baptists who was killed by King Herod Antipas. He was the precursor to Jesus the Messiah, pointing out the way toward him.

Ave Maria!

Mass: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Mem – Form: OF

Readings:
1st: jer 1:17-19
Resp: psa 71:1-6, 15, 16
Gsp: mar 6:17-29

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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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