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Aug 02 – Homily – Card. O’Brien: Last Judgement

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Homily #150802r ( 15min) Play – Cardinal Edwin O’Brien gives the closing homily for the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He reflects on the painting of the Last Judgement by Michael Angelo in the Sistine Chapel and the need to make use of the teaching, sacraments, good examples and graces we are given in order to prepare for this fearful day.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 16:2-4, 12-15
Resp: psa 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54
2nd: eph 4:17, 20-24
Gsp: joh 6:24-35

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Aug 01 – Homily – Bp LeVoir: Moral Theology for our Times

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Homily #150801r ( 15min) Play – Bishop John LeVoir gives the third homily for the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He reflects on his experience as a chaplain to Courage groups and the need for a good, solid, practical moral theology for our difficult moral times. He gives some examples of teachers of such theology including St. Alphonsus Liguori, whose feast day it was when this homily was given, and also to Fr. John Harvey, the founder of Courage, and to the current head of Courage, Fr. Paul Check.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 17th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: lev 25:1, 8-17
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 7-8
Gsp: mat 14:1-12

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Jul 31 – Homily – Bp Paprocki: Church and State

Monday, August 10th, 2015
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Homily #150731r ( 14min) Play – Bishop Thomas Paprocki gives the second homily for the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He gives a history of his Diocese of Springfield and the connection to Chicago, Christianity and the United States in general, the connection between Church and state. He reflects on the need to be persevering in living out our faith and proclaiming it even if we are in a time of moral decline. He further connects the spiritual discernment of St Ignatius of Layola to this effort toward moral rectitude.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 17th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: lev 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37
Resp: psa 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11
Gsp: mat 13:54-58

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Jul 30 – Homily – Abp Cupich: God Dwells Amung Us

Sunday, August 9th, 2015
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Homily #150730r ( 14min) Play – Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago gives the opening homily for the 2015 Courage Conference at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. He reflects that God dwells with us in order to be close to us and so we should draw close to Him, asking for forgiveness of our own sins and those of others. In doing so we will live a life of union and friendship with Christ in this life, giving a fore taste of the life to come.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 17th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy
Readings: 
1st: exo 40:16-21, 34-38
Resp: psa 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8, 11
Gsp: mat 13:47-53

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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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