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Feb 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Those Given Much, Much is Required

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Homily #150225 ( 07min) Play –  In todays Gospel, Our Lord upbraids that evil generation because so much had been given to them in the words and deeds of the Savior.  The same can be said of unfaithful Christians, who have been given the fullness of the truth and of the means of salvation, and even more so of priests and religious.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-10
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Feb 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Jonah, Lent and Repentance

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Homily #150225b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on how the readings today focus on the call to repentance as delivered by Jonah and how this relates to our season of Lent and how we must frequently repent from our our sins, refocusing our allegiance to God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-10
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Feb 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Our Father

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Homily #150224 ( 10min) Play – Our Lord gives special attention to the petition of forgiveness because it is necessary for our salvation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:10-11
Resp: psa 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19
Gsp: mat 6:7-15

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Feb 24 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Forgiveness in Lent

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Homily #150224b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joseph reflects on Lent an how it is a season to find forgiveness for our sins, for our own sins and for for others’. This is also a season for obtaining the grace to be able to forgive others for their offenses toward us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:10-11
Resp: psa 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19
Gsp: mat 6:7-15

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Feb 01 – Homily – Fr Mahan: Effects of Evil Spirits and Hope

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Homily #150201j ( 12min) Play – The unclean spirit causes man to live in a fantasy world, where man turns away from truth and becomes easily manipulated. Jesus has absolute power over the unclean spirit, and by cooperating with Him through four steps, man can be liberated from evil and hope in eternal life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 18:15-20
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9
2nd: 1co 7:32-35
Gsp: mar 1:21-28

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Feb 23 – Homily – Fr Alan: Universal Call to God and Neighbor

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150223b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan on how our journey to God is inextricably linked to our love of neighbor and this is a particularly appropriate message for Lent when we are to make sacrifices to exercise our love of God. Father recommends participating in the Forty Days of Life as a way to stand up for the least among us, the unborn.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Polycarp – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 1st Week of Lent
1st: lev 19:1-2, 11-18
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Do It For God

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

God is in the midst of us, or rather we are in the midst of Him; wherever we are He sees us and touches us at prayer, at work, at table, at recreation. We do not think of this; if we did, with what fervor and devotion we should live. Let us often make acts of faith, saying to ourselves: God is looking at me; He is here present.

Keep yourself as much as possible in the presence of God, humbly tasting the sweetness you will find there. Do not fear illusion. Despise troublesome thoughts and bear their importunity with resignation. A soul that fears God is not troubled by her fear of committing faults; she goes to her good Master with great liberty of spirit and with childlike confidence. When we only desire to please Him, we must not fear that He is offended by things that we believe to be well done… The only secret for accomplishing your actions well is to do them only to please God and to avoid anxiety and discouragement at your faults; this comes merely from self-love, because you think more of yourself than of God; yet we should think only of Him.

St. Claude de la Colombiere

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 23 – Homily – Fr Dominic: The Goal is Charity

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150223 ( 05min) Play – Our goal, even our penances for Lent, are directed to love God and neighbor.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Polycarp – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 1st Week of Lent
1st: lev 19:1-2, 11-18
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Feb 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Baptism Saves Us

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150222 ( 06min) Play – Noah, the ark and the flood prefigured the waters of baptism by which we are cleansed of sin and saved.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 1st Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 9:8-15
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1pe 3:18-22
Gsp: mar 1:12-15

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Feb 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Lent, Season of Spiritual Joy

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150222b ( 16min) Play – Based on today’s Gospel of the Lord’s temptation in the desert, Fr. Elias reflects on how Lent should be a season of joy even if it involves penance. This gives us great freedom because we can act in a way that is contrary to our fallen human nature and look ahead to the joy of Easter in a few weeks and to life everlasting at the end of our earthly pilgrimage.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 1st Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 9:8-15
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1pe 3:18-22
Gsp: mar 1:12-15

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Feb 22 – Homily – Fr Giles: “Lent: An Opportunity To Be Washed Clean”

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150222a ( 10min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for the 1st Sunday in the liturgical season of  Lent
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 1st Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 9:8-15
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1pe 3:18-22
Gsp: mar 1:12-15

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Feb 21 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: We All Need Conversion

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Homily #150221n ( 06min) Play – Father comments on today’s gospel, telling us that healthy people don’t need a doctor, but sick people do, and we all sick of sin. We need to turn from the darkness of sin and towards the light of Christ, which is what conversion is, but we can only do this by the grace of God and He will give us this grace if only we ask for it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 58:9-14
Resp: psa 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 5:27-32

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Feb 21 – Homily – Fr Dominic: The Catholic Church Heals Us

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Homily #150221 ( 04min) Play – Exposing faults helps to eliminate them. Confession heals us from sin. The Catholic Church is like a hospital.
Ave Maria!

Mass: Saturday after Ash Wednesday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 58:9-14
Resp: psa 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 5:27-32

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Feb 21 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Return to the Divine Physician

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Homily #150221b ( 03min) Play – Father Joseph reflects on the Gospel message that is so fitting during this season of Lent that we sinners need to return to God the Divine physician to be healed and resolve to continue to do this habitually.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Peter Damian – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday after Ash Wednesday
1st: isa 58:9-14
Resp: psa 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 5:27-32

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