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Fr. Joseph McShane

May 19 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Prayer in Preparation for Pentecost

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Homily #150519b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph reflects on the need to prepare for Pentecost this Sunday which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles by praying that we can receive Him into our hearts and into our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 7th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 20:17-27
Resp: psa 68:10-11, 20-21
Gsp: joh 17:1-11

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May 15 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Isidore and Novena of Pentecost

Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Homily #150515b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joseph preaches on the feast of St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and the start of the novena of prayer before the feast of Pentecost.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 6th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 18:9-18
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 16:20-23

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May 11 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Indwelling Holy Spirit

Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Homily #150511b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how we have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 6th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 16:11-15
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: joh 15:26-16:4

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May 10 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Pure Love of God and Neighbor

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
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Homily #150510b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on how we need to be pure in our love for both God and neighbor. This purifying is our life’s goal, why God created us and gave us His Son, the Church, the saints and the sacraments for this purpose. On Mother’s Day we should especially love our mothers.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 6th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
2nd: 1jo 4:7-10
Gsp: joh 15:9-17

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May 09 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Fidelity to Truth

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Homily #150509b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on how we must be faithful in spreading the truth even when facing persecution.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Catherine of Bologna – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 5th Week of Easter
1st: act 16:1-10
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 5
Gsp: joh 15:18-21

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May 08 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Friends of God

Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Homily #150508b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how God calls us His friends, wanting us to be close to Him, sharing in a certain way the divine life. We are to foster this relationship by developing a prayer life and loving our neighbor.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 5th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 15:22-31
Resp: psa 57:8-9, 10-12
Gsp: joh 15:12-17

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May 05 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: My Peace I Give You

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Homily #150505b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how Our Lord wishes to give us peace that comes from being one with Him and by sharing this with others.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 5th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 14:19-28
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 21
Gsp: joh 14:27-31

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Apr 12 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: God’s Mercy, our Response

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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Homily #150412b ( 18min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the meaning of this feast of Divine Mercy based on the Gospel reading showing that Jesus’ first message to the Apostles is one of mercy and He introduces the sacrament of penance which lends so much mercy to absolve our sins. He outlines the revelations of Jesus to St. Faustina which focuses so much on the mercy of God, who wanted to establish this day as dedicated to His mercy for our modern age. We should respond as follows:

  • Thank God for His Mercy
  • Have Mercy toward others
    • Corporal works of mercy
    • Spiritual works of mercy
  • Accept His grace, repent of sin
  • Trust in Jesus in all things
    • Repeat often, “Jesus I trust in you,” especially during difficult moments

Ave Maria!
Mass: Divine Mercy Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:32-35
Resp: psa 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
2nd: 1jo 5:1-6
Gsp: joh 20:19-31

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Apr 03 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Gratitude Overcoming Our Sins

Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Homily #150403b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on Good Friday’s Passion Service preaches on the great evil of sin and the great cost of removing our sins, the Blood of Christ. Let us have a great gratitude for what He did for us and so receive the mercy of that God is extending to us. Let us ask Our Lady for help in this.
Ave Maria!
Service: Good Friday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 52:13-53:12
Resp: psa 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
2nd: heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9
Gsp: joh 18:1-19:42

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Mar 31 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Judas and Sinful Thoughts

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Homily #150331b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on how Judas first sinned in thought and even this alone was enough to have Satan enter his heart. Keeping this in mind, along with the great mercy God always offers us, is a powerful means to avoid Judas’ loss of faith, hope and charity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:1-6
Resp: psa 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17
Gsp: joh 13:21-33, 36-38

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Mar 28 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Holy Week Cometh

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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Homily #150328b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how today’s readings point to the coming of Holy Week and and how we should do all that we can to make this week special and so grow in holiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:21-28
Resp: jer 31:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: joh 11:45-57

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Mar 24 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Remedy of the Cross

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Homily #150324b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph refers to both the first reading and today’s Gospel, comparing the remedy of the raised bronze serpent which was a cure for the poison of the snake bites and the lifting up of Jesus on the Cross which was a cure for the poison of sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21
Gsp: joh 8:21-30

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Mar 16 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Compassion of Jesus

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Homily #150316b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on how Our Lord demonstrates His Divine compassion when he heals the royal official’s Son at Cana. He points out that we are still experiencing His healing today in the spiritual healing of the sacraments, especially in the Anointing of the Sick, but also sacramentals like the Apostolic Blessing which have the ability to remove all punish due to sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 4th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 65:17-21
Resp: psa 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-13
Gsp: joh 4:43-54

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Mar 13 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Created for Love

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Homily #150313b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how God is love and created us for love and this love needs to be ordered to Him first and foremost and ourselves and neighbor second. We can grow in this love through the sacraments especially confession and by asking Our Lady to make our hearts like hers.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 14:2-10
Resp: psa 81:6-8, 8-9, 10-11, 14, 17
Gsp: mar 12:28-34

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Mar 10 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Forgive us as we Forgive Others

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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Homily #150310b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on the parable of the Unforgiving Servant and how we must forgive others in order to be forgiven by God. This forgiveness must go to the point of love for those who offend us so that we pray for their salvation. This is rooted in humility, knowing that offenses toward us are not infinite.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 3:25, 34-43
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 18:21-35

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