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Guest Homilist

Jan 18 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: Go in Peace

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Homily #150118b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the final homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He basis his homily on the call of Our Lord to go out and give the peace of God to all those we meet. This starts with our family and spouses.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1sa 3:3-10, 19
Resp: psa 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
2nd: 1co 6:13-15, 17-20
Gsp: joh 1:35-42

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Jan 17 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: Family as Small Church

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Homily #150117bs ( 16min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the second homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He talks about the family as a small Church that reflects love between God and His whole Church and the love between Christians and should be a shining light for the whole of society since the health of society is a direct reflection of the health of the families that make it up. This is especially appropriate for today because it is the 5th Anniversary of the consecration of our chapel here in Bloomington and the readings for the Mass of the Dedication reflect these same themes.
Ave Maria!

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Jan 16 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: The Meaning of Love

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Homily #150116bs ( 17min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the opening homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He talks about the key element of family life – love. He explains what love is not and then what it is, self-sacrifice.
Ave Maria!

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Jan 11 – Homily – Abp. Tobin: Our Weakness, God’s Glory

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Homily #150111js ( 13min) Play – Our Archbishop, Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis, comes to St. John the Apostle parish in Bloomington, Indiana. Abp. Tobin tells us that through our weakness, God’s power is glorified. Although we cannot do much by ourselves, God will be able to do the impossible, give the grace to actually enable people to make changes. We need to rely more on God and less on ourselves, following the example of St. John the Baptist.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Baptism of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 42:1-4, 6-7
Resp: psa 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10
2nd: act 10:34-38
Gsp: mar 1:7-11

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Sep 21 – Homily – Fr. Wade Menezes: Living a Trinitarian Life

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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Homily #140921b ( 23min) Play – Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM gives the homily this Sunday as the final conference for his retreat called “Working Out Your Salvation”. He first gives the context by outlining all five of his conferences:

  1. Be faithful to daily duty
  2. Be Other-centered, Not Self-centered
  3. Understand Reality of Vice and Virtue
  4. Practice and Live the Sacraments
  5. Live a Trinitarian life

He then describes what he means by living a Trinitarian life with the maxim, Ad Patrem, Per Filius, In Spiritu Sancto, (To the Father, through Christ, in the Holy Spirit) and by defining God as the infinitely perfect being who is the most Holy Trinity whom we must love with all our hearts.

Ave Maria!
Mass: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:6-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18
2nd: phi 1:20-24, 27
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Sep 10 – Homily – Abp Tobin: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Homily #140910bs ( 08min) Play – Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis gives the homily at a special Mass for his visit to our Sacred Heart Chapel here in Bloomington, IN. He gives the history of the devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the worldwide acceptance of it, and the connection with his own order, the Redemptorists.

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Ave Maria!

Readings:
1st: rev 12:1-6, 10
Resp: psm 71:1-4, 5, 12
Gsp: joh 19:25, 27

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Aug 26 – Homily – Fr Angelo: What is Perfect Joy?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Homily #140826 ( 14min) Play – Jesus speaks to us of supernatural charity and that the fruit of this love is joy. On this feast of the Seven Joys of Our Lady, Father Angelo explains what perfect joy is.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Joys of the BVM – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: son 2:1-14
2nd: eph 0:00
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Apr 11 – Homily – Fr. Cassian: Rosary for Evangalization

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Homily #140411bs ( 09min) Play – Today Fr. Cassian Sama, O.P. gives the homily for our day of Lenten Reflections on the Rosary at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. He exhorts us to develop an interior life in order become holy and to be effective evangelists in the world. The best means for this the Rosary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stanislaus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 5th Week of Lent
1st: jer 20:10-13
Resp: psa 18:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7
Gsp: joh 10:31-42

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Feb 18 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: Roots of Evil

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Homily #140218b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke on how the source of evil in the world is our sin and that God is all good and always willing to forgive our sins so that we can be free from this sin. Father exhorts us to spread this Good News.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 6th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jam 1:12-18
Resp: psa 94:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mar 8:14-21

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Dec 12 – Homily – Mons Shaedel: Miraculous Image of Guadalupe

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Homily #131212b ( 08min) PlayMons. Joseph Schaedel gives the homily for the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center for our December Day of Reflection titled Advent Through the Eyes of Joseph and Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  He describes the miraculous nature of the image that appeared on the tilma of Juan Diego, his mantle, and how it reversed the culture of death in Mexico 500 years ago and can do so today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: jth 13:22-23
2nd: rev 11:19, 12:1-6a,10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Oct 25 – Homily – Larry Richards: Loving Prayer

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Homily #131025bs ( 06min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the final homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. Here Father points out that we need to stop focusing on ourselves but rather on Christ and start by asking His help to do this in loving prayer.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 7:18-25
Resp: psa 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94
Gsp: luk 12:54-59

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Oct 24 – Homily – Fr. Larry Richards: Be at Peace

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Homily #131024bs ( 06min) Play – Fr. Larry Richards gives the final homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. Here he points out that we need to have peace in our hearts even when we are experiencing conflict. This is the peace that the Lord gives which gives us the freedom to give ourselves as sacrifices in union with Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 6:19-23
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 12:49-53

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Oct 23 – Homily – Fr. Larry Richards: To Whom more is Given

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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Note: If this title and description looks familiar it is because we put this on Fr. Larry’s previous homily by mistake. This is the correct title/description despite the deja vu.

Homily #131023bs ( 07min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the second homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center with a call to be the priests that God has called them to be. Here he points out that to whom more is given more is expected and this means we should show everyone Jesus, no matter what our vocation is.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 6:12-18
Resp: psa 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8
Gsp: luk 12:39-48

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Oct 22 – Homily – Fr. Richards: Jesus is Coming, Look Busy

Sunday, November 17th, 2013
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Update: this was posted with the wrong title and description. Here it is corrected.

Homily #131022bs ( 07min) Play – Fr. Larry Richards gives the second homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center with a call to be the priests that God has called them to be. Here he points out that we should always be prepared for Jesus’ coming so that, based on all the actions of our life, we can hear him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 5:12, 15, 17-19, 20-21
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 17
Gsp: luk 12:35-38

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Oct 21 – Homily – Guest Homilist: Priests are Called to Love

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Homily #131021b ( 03min) PlayFr. Larry Richards gives the opening homily to the 2013 Annual Priest’s Retreat  at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center with a call to be the priest that God has called them to be, one who passionately loves God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 29th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rom 4:20-25
Resp: luk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
Gsp: luk 12:13-21

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