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New Bedford, MA

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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 14, 2017

Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Alan: Martyrdom and the Courage of Charity

  The memorial of Sts. Nicholas Tavelic and companion martyrs is a good occasion to reflect on the charity that underlies the courage of the martyrs. Faith and hope alone probably wouldn't have…
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Fr. Terrence ChartierHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 13, 2017

Nov 13 – Homily – Fr Terrance: Thy Huddle Come, Thy Play Be Done

  Explaining today's reading from the book of Wisdom, Fr. Terrance begins with a football analogy to illustrate how we have to be harmonized in purpose with the will of God. He goes…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 7, 2017

Nov 07 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The simplicity of St. Didacus

  The virtue of simplicity makes us go promptly to God, without regard for human respect or our own interests.  This virtue characterized today's Franciscan Saint. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Didacus of Alcala…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 6, 2017

Nov 06 – Homily: Jesus, God’s Irrevocable Gift and Call

  St. Paul tells us: "The gifts and the call of God are irrevocable" (Rm 11:29). He Himself is the greatest of these gifts, the Eternal Word made flesh. With the gift of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 30, 2017

Oct 30 – Homily – Fr Alan: Saved, but not without Opposition

  Jesus saved us from the Law by fulfilling it as we could not. We must oppose and overcome disorder in ourselves and in the world if we are to follow Christ. Above…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 16, 2017

Oct 16 – Homily: St. Hedwig, a Sign of Contradiction

  In today's Gospel, Our Lord told his critics clamoring for a sign that the only sign that would be given to this age would be that of Jonah. St. Hedwig herself became…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 25, 2017

Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Francis Applies the Parable of the Lamp

  In the Parable of the Lamp, Our Lord admonishes: "Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 19, 2017

Sep 19 – Homily – Scripture and Clerical Celibacy

  In the New Testament, we know that bishops, priests, and deacons were allowed to marry.  But we also know that married clergy had the obligation to live with their wives as if…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 18, 2017

Sep 18 – Homily: Elevated in Love, St. Joseph of Cupertino

  St. Joseph of Cupertino was renowned for mystical gifts, but his greatest virtue was love, which made the others pleasing to God. Raised high, literally through the gift of flight and elevation,…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 11, 2017

Sep 11 – Homily – Fr Alan: Remembering 9/11

  The tragic evil directed against America sixteen years ago today urges us still today, as in the case of present evils, to respond with a spirit of Christian faith. As we remember…
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Fr. Terrence ChartierHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 8, 2017

Sep 08 – Homily – Deacon Terrance: First Homily (in English)

  On the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Deacon Terrance reflects on Our Lady's extraordinary qualities in the ordinary dimension of life. Ave Maria! Mass: Birth of the Blessed…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 5, 2017

Sep 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Thirsting for Christ with Mary and Mother Teresa

  St. "Mother" Teresa of Calcutta taught her sisters to thirst with Christ for souls, and with those souls whom they served in the poorest of the poor, to thirst for Christ. Mother tells…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 4, 2017

Sep 04 – Homily – Fr Alan: God’s Work, in St. Rose of Viterbo

  The remarkable life and works of the young, virgin saint, Rose of Viterbo, illustrate that sanctification is primarily the "work of God" (opus Dei). As we celebrate the secular Labor Day, let…
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