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Apr 24

Homily from the Sunday of Divine Mercy.

The Little Way of Saint Terese is “little the entire way.” This means coming face to face with struggles and wounds we may battle our entire lives. With our confidence firmly centered on Jesus, we can love God as much as He possibly can be loved by our wounded hearts…by our hearts with holes.

Mass Readings from April 23, 2017:
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31

To Read the Promises Attached to the Divine Mercy Chaplet that are mentioned in the homily:
http://fathersofmercy.com/wp-content/uploads/Divine-Mercy-Chaplet-Promises-Attached-To.pdf

To Learn More About the Consecration to Merciful Love:
http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/33-Days-Lets-Make-the-Time-and-Consecrate-Together-6666

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Apr 19

When we’re going through hard times, it’s easy to think we deserve better from God. In this video, Fr. Mike uses a compelling story from the book of Daniel to exemplify the challenging but proper response to adversity. As tough as it may be, finding a way to thank God no matter the situation is a sure way to holiness.

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Apr 15

Homily from Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion.

Jesus allows himself to be humiliated for us. Our shame isolated us. And the isolation is often greater when the shame is hidden or exposed but not understood. Jesus embraces both forms of shame. Because of that, we do not need to fear to embrace Him.

Mass Readings from April 14, 2017:
Isaiah 52:13—53:12
Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1—19:42

TO PRAY THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA: http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm

TO WATCH THE MERCY SERIES ON FORMED: https://formed.org/course/568c41decc00e2a00d468ed7

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Apr 13

Many people wonder, and even become angry, about God’s ways. In this video for Good Friday, Fr. Mike explains why God’s answers often seem like contradictions to us. While Jesus dying on the Cross makes no sense according to human wisdom, according to God’s perfect wisdom​,​ the Cross answers all our most burning questions in a way only God can answer them.

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Apr 12

Find out how the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist from Duluth pray during Holy Week, and maybe discover something you can use in your prayer life as we walk with Jesus from his entry into Jerusalem, to Calvary and the Resurrection. The unique prayer commitment Fr. Mike suggests in this video follows Jesus through all of his experiences—from suffering to celebration—in this the holiest week of the year.

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Apr 11

Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

One of the primary difficulties for us as Christians is to truly understand our role in the story of Christ’s Passion. Our role is difficult to face. Our role is that “I am responsible for the death of Christ”. But Merciful Love reveals another role we can exercise: we can console Jesus in His agony, suffering, and death. How? We console Jesus by allowing Him to extend the mercy He won for us to us. By trusting Jesus in our weakness…by bringing our sin and our broken hearts to Jesus in Confession, we are giving Him the victory that He gave everything to accomplish. By letting Jesus forgive us in Confession, we are consoling His Heart by not allowing His sacrifice to go to waste on us.

Mass Readings from April 09, 2017:
Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
Phillipians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14—27:66
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Apr 6

It’s a question that arises whenever someone challenges the beliefs of Christianity: If God is all-loving, why does he send people to hell? Some Christians choose to believe that hell doesn’t exist, or if it does, then only those guilty of the most heinous sins go there. Fr. Mike’s response in this video makes much more sense, and he offers an explanation of hell you can take to your grave.

Apr 3

Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent.

Jesus reveals His heart. He is the God of the broken heart. And Jesus reveals that He is the God who is willing to suffer for the sake of the one He loves. We are called to love Jesus…and to love like Jesus. This means being willing to suffer for the One we love as well. And in this suffering, God will be able to do something to us and do something through us that is only possible in darkness.

Mass Readings from April 02, 2017:
Ezekiel 37:12-14
Psalm 130:1-8
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45
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