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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 20, 2017

Feb 20 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Casting Out Modern-Day Devils with Bls. Jacinta & Francisco

  Our Lady's repeated call to penance and prayer makes us think that today's devils cannot be cast out in any other way. Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta, child seers of Fatima, are examples…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 13, 2017

Feb 13 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Generosity Makes the Sacrifice Acceptable

  What made Abel's sacrifice preferable in the eyes of God was most of all the spirit of generosity with which it was offered. The lack of this spirit was what made the…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 30, 2017

Jan 30 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Fraternal Correction

  St. Hyacinth's conversion was owed to her courageous confessor who was able to reproach her for her unedifying way of living her Franciscan vocation. Had this saintly priest hesitated in his duty…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 23, 2017

Jan 23 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Family Formed By God Himself

  Mary and Joseph were united together by true, though virginal, marriage. God Himself wanted it that way, to be born in a family based on holy matrimony.  Ave Maria! Mass: Espousal of…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 16, 2017

Jan 16 – Homily – Fr Matthias: True Friars Minor – St. Berard & Companion Protomartyrs

  St. Francis called St. Berard and his fellow martyrs true Friars Minor - they humbled themselves to the point of imitating Christ's ultimate sacrifice on the Cross, and thus perfectly fulfilled their…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 9, 2017

Jan 09 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Baptism and the Priesthood of the Laity

  On the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, Fr. Matthias explains one of the effects of Christian baptism - the participation of the laity, the Mystical Body of Christ, in the…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 2, 2017

Jan 02 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Hermeneutic of Continuity

  There have been heresies in the Church since the time of the Apostles. The remedy? "Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you." Continuity with what the Apostles taught from…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 12, 2016

Dec 12 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Why St. Juan Diego?

When St. Juan Diego protested his unworthiness, Our Lady told him that She did not lack servants and messengers to carry out Her will, but nevertheless it was he who was Her necessary…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 5, 2016

Dec 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Imitating the Stretcher Bearers

The men carrying the paralytic are the unnoticed actors in today's Gospel episode, but without them the paralytic's spiritual and physical cure would not have been possible. Like them, let's pray and offer…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 21, 2016

Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Consecrating our lives to God through Mary

Father explains that our actions have the value that we assign to them by our intention. Little things done with a supernatural intention are worth much; big things with no supernatural intention are…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 14, 2016

Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Nicholas Tavelic and companions

Just as we have received the faith from others who had the courage to transmit it to us, so we need to courageously share it with others, despite our fears.Ave Maria! Mass: St.…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 7, 2016

Nov 07 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Didacus of Alcalá

Humility was the most outstanding virtue of this saint. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time - Wkdy Readings:  1st: Tit 1:1-9 Resp: Ps 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 0 Gsp:…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 31, 2016

Oct 31 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Luther—Commemoration with Catholic memory

Fr. Matthias comments on the significance of the papal visit to Sweden. Ave Maria! Mass: Monday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time - Wkdy Readings:  1st: Phi 2:1-4 Resp: Ps 131:1, 2,…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 20, 2016

Oct 20 – Homily – St. Peter of Alcantara – From Earthly Penance to Eternal Glory

  On the memorial of St. Peter, Fr. Matthias takes the occasion to explain the value of penance, of which virtue this saint is perhaps the unparalleled hero. Earthly penance both purifies and increases our capacity for…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 17, 2016

Oct 17 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Our Lady’s Perpetual Virginity, Affirmed by St. Ignatius of Antioch

Fr. Matthias explains that St. Ignatius of Antioch was one of the Apostolic Fathers - which means he was a disciple of the Apostles themselves. It is from them that he received the…
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