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Scripture

Mar 27 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Why Miracles?

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Homily #150327n ( 11min) Play – Father comments on the nature of faith, and tells us that is it not just believing in a list of prepositions, but an submission to the authority of God and His revelation. He gives us miracles to confirm and strengthen our faith, but He does not force us to believe. However, those who choose not to believe still have to account for the miracles. That is why those who reject Our Lord start with questioning the authenticity of the Gospels. As Catholics in these modern times, we must know these Gospels well and be ready to defend them.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 20:10-13
Resp: psa 18:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7
Gsp: joh 10:31-42

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Mar 26 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Just Who Jesus Is

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Homily #150326n ( 03min) Play – Father Joachim comments on today’s Gospel, and encourages us to fully enter into the mysteries we celebrate these next two weeks.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 17:3-9
Resp: psa 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 8:51-59

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Mar 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Have Faith in Jesus, Not in Miracles

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Homily #150316n ( 05min) Play -Father comments on the gospel, and asks if it was so unreasonable to demand signs and wonders from Our Lord before believing. However, he points out that the Jewish priests and Pharasees saw the signs and wonders too, but did not believe. Father tells us that what Our Lord is looking for is not belief in signs and wonders, but faith in Jesus Himself.
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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Feb 23 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Jesus and “Faith Alone”

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150223n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on the gospel, telling us that we will be judged by our actions. He tells us that this is contrary to the Protestant idea of salvation by “Faith Alone.” While we do have to have faith, we have to act on that faith too. We will be judged on how we treat others, for as Our Lord says, “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Let us act on our faith in Jesus, and seek to see and love Him in others, especially those who are the least lovable.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: lev 19:1-2, 11-18
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Feb 13 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Countering the Devil’s Tactics

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Homily #150213n ( 10min) Play – Father Mattias comments on the first reading, and tells us it demonstrates the way the devil attacks us. But, knowing this, we are able to construct a counter-tactic, and Father instructs on the fail-safe way to fight the devil’s attack.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 5th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 3:1-8
Resp: psa 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7
Gsp: mar 7:31-37

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Jan 10 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Bridegroom is Coming

Saturday, January 10th, 2015
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Homily #150110n ( 03min) Play – Father comments on the theme of Our Lord as the “Bridegroom” which is found in today’s Gospel reading.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sat After Epiphany or Jan 12 – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1jo 5:14-21
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b
Gsp: joh 3:22-30

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Jan 04 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Bringing Your Own Gifts

Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Homily #150104n ( 13min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the events commemorated on Epiphany, and tells us that we can bring the gold of our obedience, the incense of our adoration to God, and the myrrh of our sacrifices, and the wedding of Cana shows us the best way to do this, by entrusting ourselves to Our Lady, and listening to Her when She: “Do whatever He tells you.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Epiphany of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 60:1-6
Resp: psa 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
2nd: eph 3:2-3, 5-6
Gsp: mat 2:1-12

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Dec 25 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Wonderful Things of God

Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Homily #141225n ( 15min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel for the Christmas Mass during the day, and tells us that if we accept God into our lives and submit to His will for us, He will do amazing and wonderful things in us. We can see this in the person of Mary who most perfectly gave Herself to God, and thereby became His very Mother.
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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The Fulfillment of the Long Awaited Promise

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

   The birth of Jesus fulfilled numerous Old Testament prophecies given centuries before. St Matthew would note that: So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet.(1:22) Our Lord would fulfill over 300 prophecies in His life on earth. Here are only a few:

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Mt 1:23).

In reference to the birth of Jesus, St. Matthew would cite a prophecy from Isaiah made more than 700 years earlier: Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. (Is 7:14) Just as foretold, the virgin Mary would conceive and bear a Son who would be God with us. (more…)

Dec 21 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Contemplate It Again and Again

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141221n ( 12min) Play – Father Maximilian comment on the re-occurrence of the Gospel reading of the Annunciation within a few days, and tells us it is the Church’s invitation to contemplate the Annunciation again and again. Father then walks us through the account and encourages us to say the Angelus everyday at morning, noon, and evening, so that this mystery is brought to our minds time and time again throughout the day, every day.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 4th Sunday of Advent – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
2nd: rom 16:25-27
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 08 – Homily – Fr Matthias: (S)he Will Chrush Your Head?

Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Homily #141208n ( 12min) Play – In recent times, there has been a departure from the tradition of translating the protogospel as “She Will Crush Your Head” to “He Will Crush Your Head.” Leaving this controversy aside, Father tells us that both are valid, and the ambiguous language in the Hebrew underscores the indissoluble union between Jesus and Mary in the work of redemption. Quoting from the Fathers and the Magisterium, Father proves that this prophecy is indeed a reference to the eternal enmity between the Blessed Virgin and Satan. But not just between Her and the Serpent, but also between Her offspring and his. In the end, mankind will be divided between to sides, the offspring of the Woman, and the offspring of the Serpent, and we must choose our side right now.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
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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Oct 05 – Homily – Fr Giles: Bearing Spiritual Fruit

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Homily #141005a ( 10min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the Mass of 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ave Maria!
Mass: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 5:1-7
Resp: psa 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20
2nd: phi 4:6-9
Gsp: mat 21:33-43

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Sep 18 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Simplicity and Humility

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Homily #140918n ( 07min) Play – The Gospel for today’s Mass underscores simplicity and humility, the two outstanding virtues of St. Joseph of Cupertino.  This holy 17th century friar showed an aptitude for neither his studies nor for almost anything else, and he had many difficulties in entering religious life, but he finally attained to great heights of holiness.  A man of intense prayer, God endowed him with mystical gifts, particularly that of being raised above the ground by supernatural means.  Many trials and persecutions came his way, but the lowly friar always preserved that simplicity and humility which enabled him to bear all with serenity.  St. Joseph of Cupertino is a great example to us of the meekness and humility we should exhibit in carrying the daily crosses which come our way.  Let us follow his lead.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Joseph of Cupertino – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 12:31, 13:1-10, 13
Resp: psa 25:1-3, 4-5, 8-9, 10
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Aug 24 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Anointed and His Minister

Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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Homily #140824n ( 11min) Play – Father Maximilian goes over some of the themes present in today’s Gospel reading, focusing particularly on Jesus as the Messiah, the Anointed One, and His appointment of Peter as the “Rock” upon which the Church stands. Let us look to the Holy Father for guidance and keep Him constantly in our prayers.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 22:15, 19-23
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8
2nd: rom 11:33-36
Gsp: mat 16:13-20

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Aug 22 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Queenship in the Annunciation

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140822n ( 06min) Play – Father Maximilian asks us why most Marian feasts have the Gospel of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)? He tells us that it is because those few verses contain a reference to many of the mysteries of Our Lady. Father walks us through this Gospel and points them out, especially dwelling on the role of Mary as Queen-Mother. Father concludes by encouraging us to realize that Mary is not just a Queen, but She is also Our Mother!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 112:1-8
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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