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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Prophet Sunday

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Homily #150125b ( 20min) Play – Fr. Elias dubs this day, “Prophet Sunday” because all three readings refer to the prophetic message to repent because the end is near. Father focuses on the fact that the people of Nineveh who did not have the benefit of the Old Testament were quicker to respond to Jonas than Jesus’ own people were to His message. Father exhorts us who have the benefit of the Old and New Testament to be open to continual conversion and to prompt response to God’s  holy will.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 7:29-31
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Francis de Sales, Devout Missionary

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Homily #150124b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Francis de Sales and how he promoted the devout life among his flock and in so doing was an effective missionary to the Calvinists in Switzerland.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Francis de Sales – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:2-3, 11-14
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 3:20-21

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Jan 18 – Homily – Fr Mahan: God’s Personal Call

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150118j ( 13min) Play – Each one of us is called to be a follower of Jesus in a particular state in life. A personal relationship with the Lord is all about receiving and giving; and just as He is there for us, we are called to be there for Him.
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 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary and Joseph Model of Marriage

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150123b ( 12min) Play – On this day the Franciscans of the Immaculate celebrate the espousal of Mary and Joseph. Fr. Elias points out how the marriage of Mary and Joseph was a true marriage even though it involved a vow of virginity. Further, it is the model of all marriages based on the complete, sacrificial giving of themselves to each other in conformity with God’s plans and achieved with His grace.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Espousal of BVM with Joseph (Alt) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 8:22-3
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17, 18
Gsp: mat 1:18-23

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Jan 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Pray for Legal Protection of Unborn

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150122 ( 05min) Play – Today, in America, there is no legal protection of unborn children!?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 7:25-86
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 17
Gsp: mar 3:7-12

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Jan 18 – Homily – Fr Tito: Rebels For Truth

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150118t ( 09min) Play – We Christians rebel against the rebellion of the Prince of this World.
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 11 – Homily – Fr Tito: Baptism of Our Lord

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150111t ( 07min) Play – In this homily Fr. Tito explains what is happening here at our Lord’s baptism what is happening at our baptism.
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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Jan 21 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Meekness Overcomes Anger

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150121 ( 04min) Play – Anger often leads to a lack of charity and self-control, but meekness overcomes anger in ourselves and others.
Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Agnes – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 7:1-3, 15-17
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 3:1-6

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Jan 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: Witness to Virginity and Christianity

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150121b ( 07min) Play – St. Agnes was a young virgin and martyr during the Roman persecutions. Listen as Fr. Elias explains how her martyrdom at such a tender age gave witness both to the value of consecrated virginity and to the truth of the Christian faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Agnes – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 7:1-3, 15-17
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 3:1-6

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From Evangelium Vitae

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as “good news” to the people of every age and culture.

At the dawn of salvation, it is the Birth of a Child which is proclaimed as joyful news: “I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Lk 2:10-11). The source of this “great joy” is the Birth of the Savior; but Christmas also reveals the full meaning of every human birth, and the joy which accompanies the Birth of the Messiah is thus seen to be the foundation and fulfillment of joy at every child born into the world (cf. Jn 16:21).

When he presents the heart of his redemptive mission, Jesus says: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Jn 10:10). In truth, he is referring to that “new” and “eternal” life which consists in communion with the Father, to which every person is freely called in the Son by the power of the Sanctifying Spirit. It is precisely in this “life” that all the aspects and stages of human life achieve their full significance.

+St. John Paul II

Jan 20 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: St. Sebastian and the Sabbath

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Homily #150120n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on today’s readings and saint, St. Sebastian.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Sebastian – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 6:10-20
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10
Gsp: mar 2:23-28

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Jan 20 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Pass Favorable Judgment

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Homily #150120 ( 04m) Play – If we are to pass judgment, let us, out of a spirit of charity, always try to make it a favorable one.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Fabian – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 6:10-20
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10
Gsp: mar 2:23-28

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Jan 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Neighbor over Ritual

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Homily #150120b ( 03min) Play – Referring to the Gospel reading where Jesus harvests grain on the Sabbath, Fr. Joachim explains how love of neighbor takes precedence over ritual law.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 6:10-20
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10
Gsp: mar 2:23-28

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Jan 19 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Fast and Make Sacrifices

Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Homily #150119 ( 05min) Play – God gives us many gifts to use for our own good, but also so that we can freely offer them back to Him in sacrifice, for love of Him, love of our neighbor, and our sanctification.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:1-10
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 2:18-22

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Jan 18 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Called to Follow

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Homily #150118n ( 11min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the readings, telling us that they all contain a call from God to live lives of holiness and avoiding all that could impede loving God.
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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