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Fr. Joachim

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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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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