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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 28, 2018

Final Perseverance – Nov 28 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  Fr. Matthias gives the homily for the memorial of St. James of the March (Franciscan Priest, Nov 28) on the grace of final perseverance. The last moment of our life is the…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 3, 2018

Why Be Christian? Christ Changes Everything. – Dec 03 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  Fr. Matthias gives the homily on the memorial of St. Francis Xavier (Dec 03) explaining how everything changes in our life when we accept Christ: to those who accept Him, Jesus gives…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 5, 2018

Holy Communion on the Tongue – Dec 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  In the homily today (Wednesday in the 1st Week in Advent, Dec 05), Fr. Matthias relates today's Gospel to Advent and to the miracle of transubstantiation. God who became Man remains with…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 17, 2018

Mary’s and Our Informed Consent to the Incarnation – Dec 17 – Homily – Fr Matthias

    Fr Matthias gives the homily on Dec 17 (first day of the "O Antiphon" propers of Advent), explaining that, like Our Lady, we have to strive to know and embrace the…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 26, 2018

St. Stephen, Praying for Persecuted Christians – Dec 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  On the feast of the Protomartyr, St. Stephen (Dec 26), Fr. Matthias reminds us in the homily that not everyone gets to celebrate the birth of Our Savior in the midst of…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 2, 2019

Eternal Life Begins Here and Now – Jan 02 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  Fr Matthias gives the homily on Jan 02 (Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church), explaining that Our Lord gives us nothing less than the…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 9, 2019

“Perfect Love Casts Out Fear” – Jan 09 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  In the homily for Wednesday after Epiphany (Jan 09), commenting on the first reading, Fr. Matthias explains that one who fears is not yet perfect in love, but before it becomes perfect,…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 14, 2019

Ordering Our Time to Holiness – Jan 14 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  On the occasion of the memorial of Franciscan missionary Blessed Odoric of Pordenone (Jan 14), Fr. Matthias reflects on the value of the liturgical time that begins today, "Ordinary Time. While we…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 22, 2019

“Unexpected” Consequences of Our Actions? – Jan 22 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  Fr. Matthias gives the homily at New Bedford on the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (Jan 22, anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that "legalized"…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 29, 2019

Good Works Not Enough, Must Be Done Well – Jan 29 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  In the homily today (Jan 29), Fr. Matthias expands on the first reading from Hebrews, explaining that for our works to be good and perfect, they must be done for the sole…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 5, 2019

Church in Crisis Needs Chastity and Fortitude – Feb 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  In the homily for the memorial of St. Agatha (Virgin and Martyr, Feb 05), Fr. Matthias explains how the virtue of chastity combined with the self-sacrificial love of martyrdom, as exemplified by…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 12, 2019

“Only Love Creates”: St. Maximilian’s Insight – Feb 12 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  In the homily today (Feb 12, Tuesday 5th Week of Ordinary Time), reflecting on today's Gospel, Fr. Matthias draws out St. Maximilian's insight into God's creative love and it's reflection in human…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 19, 2019

The Danger of Bad Thoughts – Feb 19 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  In the homily for the memorial of St. Conrad of Piacenza (Third Order Franciscan, hermit, Feb 19) Fr. Matthias draws out a moral lesson relating to a line from the first reading:…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 26, 2019

Crisis Leadership Requires Example & Action, Not Just Words – Feb 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias

In the homily for Feb 26 (Tuesday 7th Week of Ordinary Time), Fr. Matthias reflects on the words of the Holy Father at the conclusion of the recent Vatican summit addressing the abuse…
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Fr. Matthias SaskoHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 5, 2019

3 Convenient Categories of Lenten Resolutions – Mar 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias

  After a brief overview of the life of the penitential Franciscan Saint John Joseph of the Cross (priest of the Alcantaran reform, Mar 05), Fr. Matthias offers guidance for making an effective…
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