1. January 4, 2015: The Epiphany of the Lord

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    Presider: Fr. Mark Payne Parish: Chaplain, Heart of the Nation Choir: West Allis Tri Parish

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    • January 1, 2015: The Solemnity of Mary (Gospel & Homily)

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      Presider: Justin Lopina Parish: St. Francis Borgia

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      • January 1, 2015: The Solemnity of Mary

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        Presider: Justin Lopina Parish: St. Francis Borgia Choir: Heart of the Nation

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        • December 28, 2014: The Feast of the Holy Family

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          Presider: Archbishop Jerome Listecki Choir: Pius XI High School

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          • December 28, 2014: The Feast of the Holy Family (Gospel & Homily)

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            Presider: Archbishop Jerome Listecki

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            • December 25, 2014: Christmas Mass

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              Presider: Archbishop Jerome Listecki Choir: Pius XI High School

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              • December 25, 2014: Christmas Mass (Gospel & Homily)

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                Presider: Archbishop Jerome Listecki The Lord be with you. And with your spirit. A reading from the Holy Gospel according Saint Luke. Glory to you O Lord. When the angels went away from them to heaven the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go then to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed, by what had been told them by the shepherds and Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen just as it had been told to them. The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ I was the oldest of the cousins in my extended family and we always had a large family gathering at Christmas Eve. One of the highlights was a visit from Santa Claus. Now, I and my sister and my cousins had reached the age that Santa was no longer the believable figure of years prior, however there was still a younger cousin, Claudia, who was age 5 and very impressionable, so we were all sternly warned to play along. My uncle Sylvester, at that time, did not have any children of his own so he was the logical choice to play Santa. Although a very slim man he secured a Santa suit and padded himself with a pillow so that he would look like the jolly old fat man. He got some bells to ring and a white sack filled with presents. And he practiced for weeks getting the voice to a rich Santa timber "ho-ho-ho!" The meal was completed and we all gathered in the living room with my littlest cousin Claudia seated in front of the Christmas tree. All of a sudden bells were heard, and someone was coming up the stairs to the front door. "Ho-ho-ho!" Santa shouted and we let him in. “Have you been good boys and girls?” “Oh yes Santa.” “Well, good. I have some presents for you.” Santa distributed the presents and came time for Claudia to receive hers. Now, her eyes were huge looking at the figure of Mr. Christmas. “Have you been a good girl Claudia?” “Yes, Santa.” she said. “Well, here's a present for you thank you.” Feeling very proud of himself and his theatrical debut he said to all of us, “I want you to be good, and if you are I will see you next year.” “We yelled “Bye Santa, bye!” As the voice died down, little Claudia’s voice shouted out loud, "Bye uncle Syl!" bye!” Needless to say my uncle, this santa imitator, crushed. But I knew immediately what had happened. You can't disguise love, especially, from the innocent. You can’t hide it, you can’t disguise it. In a little town of Bethlemen, hidden in poverty and wrapped in swaddling clothes was God the father's love for us, his son, Jesus was born as our messiah and redeemer. The angels announced it. The shepherds celebrated it and Mary and Joseph treasured it. Through Jesus, God speaks those three words everyone needs to hear. I love you. Christmas is God the father's hugs and kiss to his children, it's the gift of his son offered to the world. Humanity lived for so long in darkness and now the light comes through his son to guide our way. He has kept his word, and our word is love. You can’t hide it nor disguise it, but we can celebrate it. Merry Christmas.

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                • December 21, 2014: 4th Sunday of Advent (Gospel & Homily)

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                  Presider: Fr. Brian G. Walker, OP Parish: St. Benedict the African West Choir: Heart of the Nation The Lord be with you. And with your spirit. The Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke. Glory to you O Lord. The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what he said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angels said to her, “Do not be afraid for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David, his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the child to be born will be called Holy, the Don of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me, according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ. Never promise a child something that you can't deliver on. Because if you do they will never forget it. As a teacher, I had to remember that because the kids always would try to trick me into promising them something, especially something special. In fact, they knew if they had got it that far it would be a sure thing. Imagine that that was when I was teaching grade school. And then when I started teaching high school, the same thing would happen. In the scriptures today we hear a lot about promises. The first reading from 2nd Samuel we hear how God promises to rouse from David a mighty heir. God says that a kingdom will be established, that will endure forever. And in the Gospel we hear about Mary is promised that she will bear a son named Jesus and that he will have the throne of David his father, given many promises, especially the promise of eternal life. This is not something that is given lightly. But we have to trust, for 2,000 years Christians have been putting trust in this promise. Like children, the promise has not been forgotten by humanity, but we constantly hound the Lord, to fulfill this promise. As we await the coming of the Lord in glory, we reflect on his birth in time and how he is faithful. May we remain faithful until the end. Amen. And on page 36 of our books we make our profession of faith.

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                  • December 21, 2014: 4th Sunday of Advent

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                    Presider: Fr. Brian G. Walker, OP Parish: St. Benedict the African West Choir: Heart of the Nation

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                    • December 14, 2014: 3rd Sunday of Advent

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                      Presider: Fr. Brian G. Walker, OP Parish: St. Benedict the African West Choir: Heart of the Nation

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