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Scripture

Apr 06 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Healing We Need

Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Homily #140406n ( 21min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian compares the death of Lazarus to the death of the soul in sin. He points out that man is not made to die, but to live. However, this life, because of sin, does end. The healing God brings does not erase the passing from this life, but a spiritual healing which goes to the root of the matter, sin, and brings us to everlasting live in God. Let us place our trust in God and allow Him to heal us, not according to how we think we need healing, but according to how God knows we need it.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 5th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:12-14
Resp: psa 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
2nd: rom 8:8-11
Gsp: joh 11:1-45

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Mar 19 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Solemnity of St. Joseph

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Homily #140319n ( 06min) Play – For the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Father Maximilian reflects over Joseph’s reaction to the pregnancy of Mary, and advises us to imitate his faith and obedience to the will of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 7:4-5, 12-14, 16
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
2nd: rom 4:13, 16-18, 22
Gsp: mat 1:16, 18-21, 24

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Mar 09 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: How to Battle Satan

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Homily #140309n ( 09min) Play – Father reflects on today’s readings, first on the Fall of our first parents, and then on the Temptation of Jesus in the Desert, and emphasizes that while Jesus can do direct battle with Satan, we cannot, and are only able to rise in victory over Satan by uniting ourselves to God in prayer and sacrifice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 1st Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 2:7-9, 3:1-7
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
2nd: rom 5:12-19
Gsp: mat 4:1-11

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Mar 07 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Fasting and Conversion

Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Homily #140307n ( 07min) Play – Father Maximilian explores the theme of fasting in today’s liturgy. Christian fasting is not merely eating less, but is a process of conversion, of eliminating vices and practicing their contrary virtues. Let us ask ourselves this Lent, what sins and faults to I fall into and need to repent of, how can I grow closer to God, and then do it.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday after Ash Wednesday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 58:1-9
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 18-19
Gsp: mat 9:14-15

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Mar 02 – Homily – Fr Giles – “You cannot serve two masters”

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Homily #140302a ( 00min) Play – This is reflection given by Fr. Giles on the readings for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:14-15
Resp: psa 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 4:1-5
Gsp: mat 6:24-34

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Feb 24 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: An Exhortation to Faith

Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Homily #140224n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian demonstrates that today’s gospel with the possessed boy the apostles couldn’t deliver is an exhortation to faith. He emphasizes that with faith, we can accomplish God’s will for us, regardless of how impossible it may seem. Let us be assiduously pray “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief” and go to Jesus and Mary for the graces we need to be docile instruments in their hands.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 7th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jam 3:13-18
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Gsp: mar 9:14-29

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Feb 23 – Homily – Fr Giles: “Love your enemies”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140223a ( 10min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: lev 19:1-2, 17-18
Resp: psa 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13
2nd: 1co 3:16-23
Gsp: mat 5:38-48

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Feb 16 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Sermon on the Mount

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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Homily #140216n ( 12min) Play – Fr. Maximilian leads us through the Sermon on the Mount, showing how Our Lord takes the Law from external observances to the interior of our hearts, and encourages us to keep ourselves pure so as to be worthy dwelling places of the Most Holy Trinity. Finally, he reminds us that we cannot enter heaven until we are completely pure, so let us strive to “pay the last penny” in this life rather than in the fires of Purgatory.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 15:15-20
Resp: psa 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
2nd: 1co 2:6-10
Gsp: mat 5:17-37

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Feb 09 – Homily – Fr Giles: “You are the light of the world”

Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Homily #140209a ( 10min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles on the readings for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 58:7-10
Resp: psa 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 2:1-5
Gsp: mat 5:13-16

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Feb 02 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Presentation of the Lord

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140202n ( 12min) Play – Father Maximilian preaches about the light of Christ on the Presentation of the Lord, and encourages us to open ourselves up to Him so that His light may dispel the darkness of our sins. Do we refuse him or do we open ourselves up to him? Father then recalls the prophesy to Mary, “A sword will pierce your heart,” and reminds us that the Christian life will bring many sufferings and trials. Let us entrust ourselves to Mary so that she may unite us to Christ and obtain for us the grace to persevere in our Holy Faith.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Lord – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: mal 3:1-4
Resp: psa 24:7, 8, 9, 10
2nd: heb 2:14-18
Gsp: luk 2:22-40

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Jan 29 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: How To Bear Fruit

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Homily #140129n ( 09min) Play – Father Maximilian preaches over the parable of the sower today, and shows us that in order to bear fruit, we must first turn from our sins, and then totally abandon ourselves to God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 7:4-17
Resp: psa 89:4-5, 27-28, 29-30
Gsp: mar 4:1-20

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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Matthias: That I May Gain Christ

Saturday, January 25th, 2014
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Homily #140125n ( 07min) Play – On the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Fr. Matthias muses on St. Paul, who formerly prided himself because of his works of the law, but after encountering the Risen Christ he writes: “Whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss  because of Christ. More than that, I even consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ.” But then Father reminds us that in this life our relationship of faith and love with Jesus means “taking up our cross”, “conforming ourselves to Christ Crucified”, and persevering until death for “to me life is Christ, and death is gain”.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Conversion of St. Paul (Alt Readings) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 9:1-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: mar 16:15-18

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Jan 13 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: We are Called Like the Apostles Were

Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Homily #140113n ( 07min) Play – Fr. Maximilian shows that the response of the apostles when Jesus called them to be “Fishers of Men” was one of immediate obedience. We too need to turn from our sins and start living lives of sacrifice, acknowledging our weakness, and allow God to consume our hearts with love for Him and our brothers, for this is the “Time of Fulfillment.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Hilary of Poitiers – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1sa 1:1-8
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 14-17, 18-19
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Dec 25 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Son of God, Son of Mary

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
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Homily #131225n ( 08min) Play – Fr. Maximilian shows that, while the Midnight and Dawn Masses focus on the humanity of Our Lord, the Daytime Mass focuses on the Divinity of Our Lord, and then he gives a commentary over the Prologue of St. John (John 1:1-18).

Ave Maria!
Mass: Nativity of the Lord (Day) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 52:7-10
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
2nd: heb 1:1-6
Gsp: joh 1:1-18

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Feb 18 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Good Shepherd Tends His Flock

Monday, February 18th, 2013
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Homily #130218 ( 05min) Play -Fr. Ignatius shows us how today’s lesson from Ezekiel alludes to Our Lord and His action in our midst this very day.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday of the First Week in Lent – Ferial – Form: EF, Sicut Oculi
Readings: 
1st: eze 34:11-16
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

Commemoration of St. Simeon, Bishop and Martyr

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