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Apr 22 – Homily – Fr Alan: Belief in the Eucharist

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150422b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan on the importance of the Eucharist and how we must believe in His presence in this sacrament in order to be worthy to receive communion and even to be His disciple.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 8:1-8
Resp: psa 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 6:35-40

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Apr 21 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Homily #150421l ( 06min) Play – St. Stephen is a model for us in how to deal with persecution – we must desire the Glory of God and the good of souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Anselm of Canterbury – Opt Mem – Form: OF
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Faith and Courage

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. (Jn 15:20)

The more a soul loves God, the more courageous it will be in undertaking any work, no matter how laborious, for love of Him. Fear of fatigue, of suffering, and of danger, is the greatest enemy of fortitude; it paralyses the soul and makes it recoil before duty. Courage, on the contrary, is invigorating; it enables us to confront anything in order to be faithful to God. Courage, therefore, incites us to embrace death itself, if necessary, rather than be unfaithful to duty.

Martyrdom is the supreme act of Christian fortitude, an act which is not asked of all, yet one which it is well not to ignore as a possibility. Every Christian is, so to speak, a potential martyr, in the sense that the virtue of fortitude, infused into him at Baptism and Confirmation, makes him capable, if necessity requires it, of sacrificing even his life for the love of God. And if all Christians are not actually called upon to render to the Lord this supreme testimony of love, all should, nevertheless, live like courageous soldiers, accustoming themselves never to desert any duty, little or great, through fear of sacrifice. (more…)

Apr 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: I am the Bread of Life

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Homily #150421b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on how Our Lord is the bread of life based on His discourse in the Gospel of John.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 7:51-8:1
Resp: psa 31:3-4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21
Gsp: joh 6:30-35

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: St. Stephen: Protomartyr

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Homily #150420l ( 08min) Play – The Wisdom and the Spirit with which he (St. Stephen) spoke won them over to God. Wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Where is Our Focus

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel for today, and tells us the Jews came to find Jesus not because they believed in Him and were open to His teaching, but because they believed in bread, and had their focus on themselves. Where is our focus?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Food For Eternal Life

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420 ( 06min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Our Lord exhorts us to work not for food that perishes, but for food that endures for eternal life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: Worship God First

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias explains the meaning of today’s readings on St. Steven, that our first duty is to serve and worship God and then all else in our lives will be placed in the proper order.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Expiation, Atonement and Reparation

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias outlines the meaning of the words expiation, atonement and reparation that Our Lord accomplishes regarding our sins. Only Jesus can repair the breach between God and man caused by sin because only a divine person can repair the infinite offense to an infinite God. The victory is made clear to the apostles and to us by the bodily resurrection of Jesus where He conquers death, the penalty of sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Peter: In the Breaking of the Bread

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419lss ( 11min) Play – …but the important point here is that we should listen as He says, “Woman behold thy son” – we are the children of Our Lady and who are represented by St. John the Evangelist, that is turn to the beloved disciple – and we all should be beloved disciples of Jesus. He said, “Son, behold your Mother.” – My Mother. And what did the disciple do? he took Her into his home – not simply the stone edifice but that home that is the place of our heart – the very center of our personality. Take Her as your Mother so that you can understand what it means to be brother and sister to Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 19 – Homily – Padre Jacinto: Oceano de la Divina Misericordia

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419ls ( 09min) Play – En este tercer domingo de Pascua, las lecturas por la Misa demuestran como todo el tiempo de Pascua es un tiempo muy especial de la Divina Misericordia.  En el mundo de hoy, con su “mar” de pecados contra Dios y contra sus mandamientos, no hay nada más urgente y necesario que el “océano” de la Divina Misericordia.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Peter: The Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419l ( 10min) Play – Our Lord compares Himself to the Good Shepherd, who risks His life to save just one wandering lamb, subject as it were to the terrible persecution by the wolf – and this is in fact what Our Lord did; allowing Himself at the appointed hour to be condemned unjustly (as St. Peter remarks) precisely that He might save all the wandering sheep.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Second Sunday after Easter – Sunday – Form: EF, Misericordia Domini
Readings: 
1st: 1pe 2:21-25
Gsp: joh 10:11-16

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: To Know Christ Jesus

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419 ( 12min) Play – How important it is to know Jesus Christ!  This is eternal life which comes to us through the Maternal Mediation of the Immaculate.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 18 – Homily – Fr Peter: The Family

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Homily #150418l ( 11min) Play – There is a concerted effort throughout the world, the United States is not exempt, to radically redefine marriage – won’t resemble anything that the Creator intended it to be, and the Savior as it were,  intended in elevating the Sacred contract instituted by the Creator himself ,to guarantee the dignity of men and women and their children and all of those destined for an eternal place in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:1-7
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
Gsp: joh 6:16-21

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Winning the Eternal Crown

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

From a great spiritual director:

You say that you are convinced that God intends you to be a great saint and that you wish it ardently. He certainly has great graces prepared for you. But you must win your crown, my dear child, and draw down the eyes of His tender love by your generous persevering efforts. You have a long way to go yet. The latter of perfection is reached but not mounted; and there is just a danger of sitting contentedly at the at the foot, measuring the distance to be climbed later on and us putting off the day of sacrifice which Jesus asks. His heart is open to receive you; He points to it as your home and resting place; but the crown of forms like a thick head bars the way. Are you afraid of pressing against those thorns which will wound and tear you as your force your way through? Have courage! The love of Jesus will sweeten it all, and His strong arm will support you if you are brave.
 
Recognize God’s graces to you, and instead of thinking of yourself and your faults, try to do all you can for God, and love Him more.
 
+Fr. William Doyle