Audio from Fr. John's Private Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.
Full Mass w/ music. All music covered with OCP license #42200
Audio-only recording of the entire Mass for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, celebrated by Fr. Walt.
Lent is the preparation and training for temptations that inevitably come.
Q: How could the Lord hold us to such a high standard? A: Only if He's willing to raise us there.
God calls us to be perfect as He is perfect, but how? Jesus gives us practical examples.
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Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.
After our hope is in Christ, we become hope for others and bring them to Christ.
Some routines and some stories are so familiar that we miss the living voice of God speaking personally to us now.
Dcn. Lou met a holy family in the elevator at the hospital and shares their contagious hope and trust.
Fr. John reflects on the beautiful and mysterious opening words of St. John's Gospel which tells us the Word became flesh to dwell among us and bring light into the world.
St. Joseph's faith, kindness, and compassion in the midst of a turbulent situation is an example for all of us, especially fathers.
The Gospel episode of the Good Thief inspires reflections on memory and legacy.
Hear Fr. Walt explain the healing grace of the Anointing of the Sick, using Scripture and Tradition.
When Jesus is asked a question, He provides a better answer to a better question. This week those questions and answers are about the Resurrection from the dead.
Fr. Walt asks our parishioners to do the best they can with what they have as we look to enhance the offertories to continue our work of ministries and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Dcn. Lou shares his experience from serving in downtown Cleveland and how it connects to gratitude.
Be wise, shrewd, savvy - whatever it takes to enter the Kingdom of God, which should be our first priority.
Hate our mothers and fathers? Renounce possessions?
All is vanity unless it is related to deepening our relationship with Jesus and loving others for His sake. Christ can give meaning to our activities so do not despair.
Pray. Sometimes it's easy. Pray. Sometimes it seems we can't even get started. Pray. Jesus taught us how and showed us how. Pray.
Fr. Walt shares the story of modern-day Good Samaritan Blessed Stanley Rother, Oklahoman priest martyred in the Guatemalan civil war a few decades ago. The 19-minute documentary is available free on FORMED after you signup at basilthegreat.formed.org.
Fr. Walt discusses enemies and reveals the kind of people whose discipleship and faith inspires him.
Are we free to do what we want or free to do what we ought? Freedom from vs. Freedom for.
Fr. Bryan Norton, S.J.'s first Mass homily as a priest back here at St. Basil on the feast of Corpus Christi. Included are his personal thank yous to 3 special people at the end.
......and that played a part in how you ended up here.
Fr. Walt mentions Scriptural (Mark 6 & James 5) and historical foundations of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
Fr. Walt tells a story illustrating the power we can wield for good or evil.
God has the patience and mercy to always give us another chance if we repent first, but eventually every tree must die. And I'm also really glad that one tree by the rectory is gone!
Honesty is the only antidote to hypocrisy, and honesty must start with ourselves before we are honest with others.
God will forgive us based on how we forgive others. Forgiveness heals us, can disarm others, and defuse dangerous situations. Fr. brings up a recent event demonstrating this.