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Fr. Joachim

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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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Lament of Jesus

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on Jesus’ lament over the sins of Jerusalem even when he offers so much mercy. Let us not refuse this same mercy by refusing to repent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 18 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Feast of Two Basilicas

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Homily #141118b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the history and significance of the two Roman basilicas of St. Peters on Vatican Hill and of St. Paul’s Out side the Walls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of St. Peters and Pauls Basilicas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 28:11-16, 30-31
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mat 14:22-33

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: God Expects Us to Try

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Homily #141116b ( 08min) Play – Based on the reading of the Gospel with the Parable of the Talents, Fr. Joachim explains what God expects of us based on what he has given us. He will not expect us to do more than we can but we must try. There is no “park” in the spiritual car, only forward or reverse.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: 1th 5:1-6
Gsp: mat 25:14-30

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Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Living the Faith onto Death

Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Homily #141114b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim relates to us the edifying lives of St. Nicholas Tavelic and companions who were zealous missionaries, using both the example of quiet, holy lives and fearless preaching. They were martyred by Muslims in Jerusalem.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Nicholas Tavelic and companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2jo 1:4-9
Resp: psa 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18
Gsp: luk 17:26-37

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Nov 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Josaphat Martyr for Unity

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Homily #141112b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how St. Josaphat worked for Church unity in a land which boarders the divide between the Easter wand Western Churches.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Josaphat – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: tit 3:1-7
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: luk 17:11-19

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Nov 04 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Charles Bishop Reformer

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Homily #141104b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Charles Borromeo and how he was a Third Order Franciscan and was the Cardinal Protector of the order. He was instrumental in bringing the Council of Trent to a successful conclusion and then implementing its reforms by the personal example of his hands-on administration of the Diocese of Milan.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Charles Borromeo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: phi 2:5-11
Resp: psa 22:26-27, 28-30, 31-32
Gsp: luk 14:15-24

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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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