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Fr. Joseph McShane

Aug 11 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Clare, Perfectly Franciscan

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Homily #150811b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Joseph gives an account of the life of St. Clare who founded the Poor Clares and is considered the most perfect follower of St. Francis.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Clare of Assisi – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 2:16, 17, 21-22
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-16
2nd: 2co 4:6-10, 16-18
Gsp: joh 15:4-10

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Aug 06 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Transfiguration then Crucifixion

Thursday, August 6th, 2015
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Homily #150806b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joseph comments on the transfiguration of Our Lord on Mt. Tabor as it relates to the crucifixion and prepares the apostles to endure it
Ave Maria!
Mass: Transfiguration of the Lord – Feast
Readings: 
1st: dan 7:9-10, 13-14
Resp: psa 97:1-2, 5-6, 9
2nd: 2pe 1:16-19
Gsp: luk 9:28-36

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Aug 04 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. John Vianney, Holy Priest

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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Homily #150804b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the life of St. John Vianney who was a parish priest in France and reached great heights of sanctity and in the process transformed his parish.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Vianney – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 18th Week of Ordinary Time (Opt 2)
1st: num 12:1-13
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 6-7, 12-13
Gsp: mat 15:1-2, 10-14

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Jul 27 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Homily #150727b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the life of Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 32:15-24, 30-34
Resp: psa 106:19-20, 21-22, 23
Gsp: mat 13:31-35

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Jul 25 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. James, Apostle to Spain

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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Homily #150725b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on the life of St. James the Apostle and particularly his efforts of evangelism in Spain and the shrine of St. James at Santiago de Compostela.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. James – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:7-15
Resp: psa 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:20-28

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Jul 21 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Holy Preacher

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Homily #150721b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph preaches on St. Lawrence of Brindisi who was, in turn, a great preacher in the Franciscan order and a Doctor of the Church. We need good preaching today both in word and deed.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Lawrence of Brindisi – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:1-2, 5-7
Resp: psa 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11
Gsp: mar 4:1-10, 13-20

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Jul 15 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Bonaventure, Wisdom of the Cross

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Homily #150715b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane gives an account of the life of St. Bonaventure and how he exemplified a life of learning through the contemplation of the cross and how this lead to wisdom, humility and holiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bonaventure – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 8:2-7, 16-18
Resp: psa 16:5-5, 7-8, 9, 11
2nd: 1co 2:6-13
Gsp: mat 5:13-19

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Jul 12 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Chosen for a Role by God

Sunday, July 12th, 2015
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Homily #150712b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane reflects on the second reading from Ephesians on how God has chosen each of us for a role in His salvation plan and that we should be thankful for this and try to discern and cooperate with this plan by following the commandments, doing penance and praying.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: amo 7:12-15
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: eph 1:3-14
Gsp: mar 6:7-13

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Jul 09 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Nicholas Pieck and Martyrs

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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Homily #150709b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on the martyrdom of Nicholas Pick and companions who were killed by the Ragamuffin Calvinists.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Nicholas Pieck and companions – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 44:18-21, 23-29, 45:1-5
Resp: psa 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Gsp: mat 10:7-15

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Our Lady of Refuge

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150704b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on  the Biblical and historical significance of Our Lady of Refuge who is patroness of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge whose sisters help staff the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. Father also mentions St. Elizabeth of Portugal, and St. Giorgio Frassati whose feasts are today and to pray for our nation on Independence Day.
Ave Maria!

Readings: 
1st: gen 3:9-15, 20
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
2nd: eph 1:3-6, 11-12
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: “Pillars of the Church”

Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Homily #150629 ( 12min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Joseph M. McShane on the readings for the Solemnity Mass of  Sts. Peter & Paul.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Peter and Paul – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 12:1-11
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 2ti 4:6-8, 17-18
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

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Jun 26 – Homily – Fr Joseph M. McShane: The Justice of God

Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Homily #150626b (min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Joseph M. McShane on the readings for Friday in the 12th Week of Ordinary Time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 17:1, 9-10, 15-22
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Gsp: mat 8:1-4

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Jun 16 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Miracles of St. Pio

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Homily #150616b ( 04min) Play – On the Anniversary of the canonization of Padre Pio, Fr. Joseph celebrates a votive mass in his honor and recounts the many miracles he performed and how we should imitate the great virtues of this saint, including his devotion to the Mary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 8:1-9
Resp: psa 146:2, 5-6, 7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 5:43-48

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Jun 14 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Growing in Faith

Sunday, June 14th, 2015
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Homily #150614b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on how our faith must grow as Our Lord describes in the parable of the mustard seed. This process of sanctification takes time, where we start off small, with a quite average faith, but are called to grow into great saints and spread this faith abroad.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 17:22-24
Resp: psa 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16
2nd: 2co 5:6-10
Gsp: mar 4:26-34

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Jun 13 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Immaculate Love of Mary

Saturday, June 13th, 2015
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Homily #150613b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the meaning of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that it consists of her perfect love of God and a complete conformity with God’s will. We need to imitate her love and ask her for the grace to do so, especially in our tempestuous times. Father relates the example of Lucia one of the children seers of in the prophetic apparitions of Fatima, who asked Our Lady for help in the years to come. Father also notes that this is the Feast of St. Anthony, invokes his intercession and blesses the lilies.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Immaculate Heart of Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 61:9-11
Resp: 1sa 2:1, 4-8
Gsp: luk 2:41-51

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