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Fr. John Joseph

Jun 24 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: The Baptist’s Holy Life

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Homily #140624b ( 13min) Play – Fr. John Joseph points to St. John the Baptist as an example of how to live our lives, to do the will of God, in other words, to be holy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Birth of St. John the Baptist – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:1-6
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15
2nd: act 13:22-26
Gsp: luk 1:57-66, 80

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PHOTOS: Corpus Christi Bloomington, Indiana

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Corpus Christi at “Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center” and friary of “Our Lady Coredemptrix” 2014

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Jun 20 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Spiritual Detachment

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Homily #140620b ( 10min) Play – Fr. John Joseph keys off the Gospel where Our Lord says “where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” to explain Spiritual Detachment. We need to detach our desires from worldly things and focus on the spiritual to seek out spiritual treasure.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 11:1-4, 9-18, 20
Resp: psa 132:11, 12, 13-14, 17-18
Gsp: mat 6:19-23

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Jun 18 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Giving Glory to God

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Homily #140618b ( 15min) Play - Fr. John Joseph on how we need to do good things for the glory of God and not for a reward in this life. This means, though, that sometimes we must do good publicly.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 2:1, 6-14
Resp: psa 31:20, 21, 24
Gsp: mat 6:1-6, 16-18

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Jun 16 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Going the Extra Mile

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Homily #140616b ( 08min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on the need to go the extra mile to fulfill mercy and charity and to give thanks for those who have gone the extra mile for us including Jesus Our Lord on Calvary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 21:1-16
Resp: psa 5:2-3, 5-6, 7
Gsp: mat 5:38-42

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Jun 15 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Trinitarian Testaments

Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Homily #140615b ( 14min) Play – Fr. John Joseph preaches on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity, how it is taught in the Old Testament and the New and even in God’s entire creation, and he explains what this teaching includes.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Holy Trinity – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 34:4-6, 8-9
Resp: dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
2nd: 2co 13:11-13
Gsp: joh 3:16-18

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Jun 14 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Truth in Charity

Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Homily #140614b ( 19min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on the need to be always truthful and at the same time charitable. This  includes knowing what truths need to be said to avoid lying and which to be withheld to avoid detraction. He describes what is called a mental reservation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 10th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 19:19-21
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10
Gsp: mat 5:33-37

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Jun 12 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Forgive and Forget

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Homily #140612b ( 19min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on the need to forgive and forget the offenses against us and to concentrate on loving Jesus instead.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 10th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 18:41-46
Resp: psa 65:10, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 5:20-26

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Jun 10 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Savory Progress

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Homily #140610b ( 17min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on how we are the salt of the earth and in order to keep our flavor we must strive to make progress in our spiritual life and avoid lukewarmness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 10th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 17:7-16
Resp: psa 4:2-3, 4-5, 7-8
Gsp: mat 5:13-16

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Jun 09 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Justice and Mercy

Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Homily #140609b ( 12min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on the Beatitudes in the Gospel today. He focuses on the 8th beatitude, blessed are those who suffer persecution and he relates this to discipline and how justice and mercy can coincide.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 10th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 17:1-7
Resp: psa 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Gsp: mat 5:1-12

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Jun 04 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Gift of Fortitude

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Homily #140604b ( 13min) Play - Continuing with his explanation of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit leading up to Pentecost, Fr. John Joseph covers the gift of fortitude where we are given the strength and courage to follow the difficult path in our journey of love to life eternal.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 7th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 20:28-38
Resp: psa 68:29-30, 33-35, 35-36
Gsp: joh 17:11-19

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Jun 03 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Gift of Piety

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Homily #140603b ( 11min) Play – Continuing with his explanation of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit leading up to Pentecost, Fr. John Joseph covers the gift of piety or reverence and relates this both to our heavenly and earthly families.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Charles Lwanga and Companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 20:17-27
Resp: psa 68:10-11, 20-21
Gsp: joh 17:1-11

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Jun 02 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Gift of Good Counsel

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140602b ( 12min) Play – Fr. John Joseph in preparation for Pentecost explains the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Here he covers the gift of counsel or of right judgement which enables us to know what is good and what is bad and have the strength to act accordingly.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Marcellinus and Peter – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 19:1-8
Resp: psa 68:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 16:29-33

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Jun 01 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Ascension to Witness

Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Homily #140601b ( 12min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on the solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord and how it looks forward to the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost where the apostles are given the grace to be able to effectively give witness to Jesus. We too must ask for this gift especially regarding instructing the youth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ascension Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:1-11
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: eph 1:17-23
Gsp: mat 28:16-20

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May 31 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Visiting, Magnifying and Proclaiming

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Homily #140531b ( 16min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on the Magnificat of Our Lady which she sings when she visits St. Elizabeth proclaiming that the Lord has given her the ability to make present, to magnify the Holy Spirit to her cousin and to her son John the Baptist. Father highlights the connection between this magnifying of the Lord and proclaiming the Gospel and primarily in our living a good and generous life according to the example set by Our lady in the Visitation. Ave Maria!
Mass: Visitation of Our Lady (Opt 1) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zep 3:14-18
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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