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Fr. Joachim

Oct 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: We are the Household of God

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Homily #141030b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we are merely travelers in this world. Our true home is God’s Household in heaven in which we are called to dwell for all eternity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 6:10-20
Resp: psa 144:1, 2, 9-10
Gsp: luk 13:31-35

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Oct 28 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Apostles of Christ

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
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Homily #141028b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim preaches on the life of the apostles Simon and Jude and the role of Apostles in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ, giving witness to Truth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Simon and Jude – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 19:2-3, 4-5
Gsp: luk 6:12-16

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Oct 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Fighting Hate with Grace

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Homily #141021b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of Bl. Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr during the French Revolution. She was condemned to death for the horrible crime of being a Poor Claire nun. Listen how in contrast to the radical hate of the atheists, she returned kindness and graciousness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Josephine Leroux – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:12-22
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: luk 12:35-38

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Oct 17 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Ignatius, Witness of Faith

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Homily #141017b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim gives an account of the life and martyrdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr, and how he taught his congregation to sing just as St. John, his direct mentor, had heard the heavenly choirs sing during his visions which he recorded in the book of the Apocalypse. Father recounts how he stood up to the emperor Trajan even at the cost of being thrown to the wild beasts in Rome.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Ignatius of Antioch – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 1:11-14
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13
Gsp: luk 12:1-7

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Oct 15 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Reform Starts with Self

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Homily #141015b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Theresa of Avila, who carried out a vigorous reform of the Carmelite Order and how it started with a reform of her own life, embracing a penitential life. Her spiritual writings earned her the title of Doctor of the Church, first woman to do so.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Teresa of Jesus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 5:18-25
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 11:42-46

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Oct 14 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Faith and Love v. Law

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Homily #141014b ( 05min) Play – Based on the first reading from Paul, Fr. Joachim preaches on the need to be justified by faith and love rather than follow the minutia of the law whether it be the Jewish Law or even the Catholic Law. Without love of God and neighbor and faith, we will not be saved.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Callistus I – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 5:1-6
Resp: psa 119:41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48
Gsp: luk 11:37-41

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Oct 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Greatest of All Banquets

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Homily #141012b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the banquet which our Lord describes at the end of time to which all faithful souls are invited. He exhorts us to live our lives in a way that is worthy of being invited, by obeying his commandments and so be clothed in attire worthy of the greatest of all banquets.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 25:6-10
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
2nd: phi 4:12-14, 19-20
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Oct 11 – Homily – Fr Joachim: From Head to Heart

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Homily #141011b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the Gospel account of the woman who yells out to Jesus “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.” and he replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” We must therefore have the word of God which we receive in our ears and head, to penetrate to the heart and out of love of God follow His will. This is what Our Lady did so well.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 3:22-29
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 11:27-28

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Oct 09 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Keep Asking

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Homily #141009b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joachim, based on the Gospel reading, exhorts us to keep asking the Lord for what we need, persevering in prayer, especially for the grace of salvation and eternal life with Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Denis and Companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 3:1-5
Resp: luk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
Gsp: luk 11:5-13

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Oct 07 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Holy Rosary brings the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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Homily #141007b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim focuses on the readings for today as we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Rosary. Mary was in the upper room praying with the apostles when the Holy Spirit came in the book of Acts when the Church, the body of Christ, was given its spiritual birth. So, too, the Holy Spirit came to Mary for the incarnation of Jesus who is the head of the Church. By praying the Rosary we are praying with Mary and thus the Holy Spirit will come for the rebirth of our spiritual lives and that of the whole Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of the Rosary – FI Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:12-14
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Oct 03 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Theodore Guerin

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Homily #141003b ( 06min) Play – On the feast day of St. Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and celebrated as a feast in the Diocese of Indianapolis.
Ave Maria!
Mass: – Form:
Rev 21:1-8
Mat 25:1-13

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Oct 02 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Faithful Protectors 24/7

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Homily #141002b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we need to have a personal relationship with our guardian angel who faithfully keeps watch over us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Guardian Angels – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 23:20-23
Resp: psa 91:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 10-11
Gsp: mat 18:1-5,10

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Oct 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Therese, Monastic Missionary

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Homily #141001b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim relates the life of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and how she, despite living the monastic life in her convent, became the patroness of all missionaries.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Therese of the Child Jesus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: job 9:1-12, 14-16
Resp: psa 88:10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Gsp: luk 9:57-62

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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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