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We invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord. We will be bringing you broadcasts of the Holy Mass on Christmas eve and Christmas day.
On Christmas Eve we will broadcast live the daily Mass of Advent from the Radio Maria studios at our normal Mass time (8am central/9am eastern). We will then broadcast the Christmas Vigil Mass from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral at 4pm central/5pm eastern.
Our Christmas Day celebrations will begin at midnight central/1am eastern with the broadcast of the Midnight Mass from St Peter’s Basilica in Rome celebrated by Pope Francis. We will then bring you Christmas Day Mass from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria, LA at 9am central/10am eastern.
ARCHDIOCESE of CINCINNATI MARKS YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE CALLED BY POPE FRANCIS
RADIO MARIA USA TO BROADCAST OPENING MASS “LIVE” AT 10:30 a.m. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, FROM EMMANUEL CHURCH IN DAYTON, OHIO
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, in union with the Catholic Church around the world, will celebrate members of religious orders and others in consecrated life during the Year of Consecrated Life called by Pope Francis from Nov. 30, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2016.
The theme for the celebration in the Archdiocese, reflecting the Pope’s goals for the Year, is “Celebrating the Past, Serving in the Present, Embracing the Future.”
“Each of us has a call from God, and discovering God’s call for us will bring joy to our life,” said the Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati. “Religious life / consecrated life is a viable option.”
The objectives he has approved for the Archdiocesan observance of the Year are to:
- increase the visibility of religious life / consecrated life;
- express appreciation;
- highlight the joy experienced in this vocational choice;
- educate about religious life / consecrated life.
“The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a long and rich history of welcoming religious communities,” Archbishop Schnurr said, noting as examples that the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are celebrating 175 years and the Poor Clare Sisters 25 years in the Archdiocese in 2015.
“Today 34 different Congregations of women and 12 different Congregations of brothers and priests minister in the Archdiocese – approximately 226 priests, 114 brothers, and 781 sisters. We are also blessed with the presence of Secular Institutes, public (Regnum Christi) and private associations (Children of Mary) of the faithful, and a Consecrated Virgin Living in the World. All of those are examples of the consecrated life.”
In addition to parish-wide observances, there will be two Archdiocesan events to mark the Year of Consecrated Life. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer will preside at the opening Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Emmanuel Church in Dayton which will be broadcast LIVE on Radio Maria USA. Archbishop Schnurr will preside at the closing Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 213 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools.
What will we do with this golden opportunity to help secure eternal salvation? Today Joe talked about how we ought to prepare for Mass as well as how we ought to attend Mass. Recognizing that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the holiest act of worship we can perform, we must give it nothing less than our best!
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Fr. Nick Schneider, S.L.D. on the subject of God’s truth and beauty revealed in the sacred liturgy of the Church. Father unpacks the mystical events of the holy sacrifice of the Mass and helps us to develop a deeper awareness of the True Presence of Jesus. They dialogue about the healing power of the Eucharist through worship and encounter, the Trinitarian presence in the liturgy, the espousal love of the Divine Bridegroom for His Bride (the Church). Emphasis is on the Eucharist as source and summit of faith and how to experience the Mass more deeply.
July 24th Ken talks with Emily Strand author of Mass 101 Liturgy and Life (Liguori) Do you wonder why incense is used at Mass, the Alleluia disappears during certain seasons, or how the construct for the Liturgy of the Word was developed? Why do Catholics sing in Latin from time to time? Why all this ritual? Emily Strand takes Catholics through the basics of the Mass taking us step-by-step through our worship, and reminding us of the central mystery of our faith—the Paschal Mystery. Emily’s book is available at: www.liguori.org
Continuing his series on the Holy Eucharist, Matthew discusses the reasons behind Pope Paul VI’s promulgation of the Novus Ordo Missae as well as Benedict XVI’s motu proprio liberating the celebration of the pre-Vatican II Mass.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Marika Zimmerman of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Beavercreek, OH and Carmine Marotta, Director of the St. Padre Pio Shrine at St. John the Baptist Church 210 West 31st Street, New York, New York, 10001 (212-564-9070) about the spirituality of Padre Pio, OFM Capuchin, his charitable works building a hospital, The House for the Relief of Suffering on a side of a mountain, the American socialite Mary Pyle who became the only English speaking contact at San Giovanni Rotunda after coming to visit Padre Pio with Maria Montessori and their own experiences with Padre Pio. Learn of the many great works associated to and with Padre Pio. Padre Pio and America, the new book documenting St. Padre Pio and the experience of his American spiritual children. Participate in the program sharing your experiences with St. Padre Pio. Learn how his father came to America to earn money for Padre Pio to attend seminary, how Carmine’s dad met and served Mass for Padre Pio during WWII when he was stationed in Italy. (Foggia, Italy is located at the foot of Mount Gargano and was the site of a US Air Force Base and the home and workshop of Count Caproni who developed planes for the USA during the war and trained pilots. ) Call 1-866-333.6279 to join in the program.
Our study of Marian apparitions continues with this week’s Guest, Dan Lynch, founder of Dan Lynch Apostolates, promoting devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of America, Jesus King of All Nations, and Blessed John Paul II. Dan travels throughout the states presenting missions, promoting and conducting Image Visitations of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of America. He and Sue live in Vermont; they have nine children and 20 grandchildren.
Today, we want primarily to learn more about Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin. Dan’s book, Our Lady of America, Hope for the States is an excellent summary of information about Our Lady of America, the seer Sister Mary Ephrem (later Mildred Neuzil), Our Lady’s statue, medal, requests, and promises–including that more graces will be bestowed on the United States than all the graces from Lourdes and Fatima IF her wishes are granted!
Major ownership issues have slowed promotion of Our Lady of America. These legal issues have to do with copyright and trademarking of Our Lady of America devotional materials that resulted in an Indianapolis Federal Court trial from January 21st until the jury decision last week. The Final Judgment by Judge William T. Lawrence is expected any day. Kevin McCarthy is one of the plaintiffs (with Al Langsenkamp) in that case. Kevin was our Guest on January 7th (http://radiomaria.us/questforlife).
Please join us Tuesday the 18th at NOON ET to learn more about Our Lady of America–one of only two approved Marian apparitions in the United States: Our Lady of America in Ohio, and Our Lady of Good Help near Green Bay Wisconsin. You can listen on air or on line at radiomaria.us .
Blessings to you and your families as we are only one week away from the Solemnity of the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus on March 25th. Please plan special celebrations of this most awesome event in all human history–God becoming Man. Take the family to Mass and dinner. Take a day off from your usual activities to pray, do Eucharistic Adoration, participate in 40 Days for Life, and meditate on the significance of the divination of humanity and the humanizing of divinity.
Joe and Fr. John (Parochial Administrator of St. Stephens the First Martyr, Sacramento California) discussed the beauty and richness of the Traditional Latin Mass. Father also answered the most common questions that are often asked regarding this particular Mass.
Outside of the words of the Mass, few sacred texts have been set to music as often as the Magnificat, the Canticle of Mary. These beautiful words of Our Lady from the Gospel of Saint Luke have inspired composers for hundreds of years, right up to our own time. This program will feature different musical settings of the Magnificat in Latin and in English from different historical eras, all programmed to honor Our Lady on the Feast of her Nativity.
Thr Propers, which are those prayers and texts that are different for each Mass, are little known to most Catholics these days. In their 2007 document, Sing to the Lord, the Bishops of the U.S. wrote: “Proper antiphons from the liturgical books are to be esteemed and used especially because they are the very voice of God speaking to us in the Scriptures.” Susan plays recorded examples of the Propers, both in English and Latin, and both chant and polyphonic, and relates these examples to specific liturgical days and their spiritual significance.
Visiting Host Annie Karto interviews guests, Dave and Joan Maroney about the apostolate of the Mother of Mercy Messengers and their initiative called “Divine Mercy for America” an outreach of the Marian’s of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge, Mass. The discuss the urgent spiritual needs of America and how Divine Mercy for America can address those needs.
Host Kathleen Beckman interviews award winning Catholic singer/songwriter and retreat leader, Mrs. Annie Karto who is seen and heard on EWTN. They will discuss Annie’s personal testimony to the power of Eucharistic life and the profound healing she experienced by the grace of Divine Mercy. They will dialogue about the sacramental life, marriage, and motherhood, coupled with servanthood; and share how “rekindling Eucharistic amazement” is relevant to the Year of Faith. Annie will tell about the new mission of “Divine Mercy for America” sponsored by Marians of the Immaculate Conception of Stockbridge, MA.
Host Kathleen Beckman discusses the distinction between Adoration and contemplation according to reflections by Fr. Raniero Cantelmessa, O.F.M.. She reflects on the precise meaning of Eucharistic contemplation and makes suggestions on how and why to make a “holy hour” according to the recommendations of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. She gives a personal testimony as to why she has made daily Mass and holy hour the center of her life for 22 years.
Our Guest on Tuesday the 28th (Noon, ET) will be Fr William Garland, the oldest of 10 living children, an Electrical Engineer, and now a parish priest for the Diocese of Peoria. He has written three articles with important incites on marriage, NFP and purity. Two were originally printed in Homiletic & Pastoral Review , and can be viewed at www.OneMoreSoul.com/theology. The third was printed in Latin Mass, http://www.ivcatholictradition.org/
Kathleen Beckman interviews Vinny Flynn, best selling author of “7 Seven Secrets of the Eucharist” and “21 Ways to Worship” on developing the art of worship before the Blessed Sacrament. They will discuss how the Adoration chapel is a “classroom of silence” where we find answers, peace, and divine friendship. They will review article #25 of Blessed John Paul II’s “Ecclesia de Eucharistia” on the worship of the Eucharist outside of Mass.
Co-founder of Authors Without Borders and Awareness Coach and public speaker, Alberta Sequeira from Massachusetts discusses ways to help children, families and our military.
A Blessed Day Has Dawned, inaugural recording by St. Vincent Camerata Scholars directed by Fr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B. from the Mass of Palestrina, also the St. Vincent Arch Abbey and College are discussed in this program by Fr. Concordia.
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. chats with Deacon Marty Brown of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Marys, OH, Pam Long, Regional Director for The Catholic Social Action Office, and Willard Dahlinghaus of Minster, OH about the upcoming Rural-Urban Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Binzer at Ron and Deb Wilker’s Farm, 10675 Tri-Township Rd. St. Mary’s, Ohio on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in their huge family farm tool shed that seats 300! Learn about old and new traditions getting back to the roots of this traditional Mass and the inauguration of The Catholic Century Farm Registry ( sixteen farming families in the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be honored this year as families that have been farming the same land for one hundred years). All are welcome to attend the Mass and dinner; (Call for Reservations). Tune in to find out more interesting and delicious details.
Francesca’s recipe for the day: Italian Style Fried Chicken! We may also be blessed in hearing from area Knights of Columbus about their famous fried chicken dinners that will be served at this blessed event!
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. speaks with Roy Schoeman, Ph. D. of Boston, MA, convert to Catholicism from Judaism about his life growing up in a faithful Jewish home, his turn to atheism, his conversion process and how he was drawn to Catholicism focusing on Judaism, the Messiah Jesus and Catholicism; The Holy Eucharist in his life and the life of all Catholics, The Feast of Corpus Christi and The New Evangelization. Caller Stephanie Schutte shares information about the 11th Annual Corpus Christi Celebration (The Solemnity of The Body and Blood of Christ) at Emmanuel Parish on Franklin Street in Downtown Dayton about the Mass, decoration of Franklin Street with sidewalk pictures depicting symbols of the Holy Eucharist with dyed wood chips lovingly created by Emmanuel parishioners followed by 5:15 PM Mass, Procession and Dinner on Saturday June 9, 2012. All are invited! Today’s Recipes from Francesca’s Italian Kitchen: Pizza Fritte and Italian Dolce (Sugared Bread Dough Treats)
Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with listeners about retreats and the necessity of solitude and silence in every day life and how you can help yourself to a quiet day of reflection and recollection in a familiar surrounding, by making time to spend it with Jesus and Our Lady depending on what you are being drawn to in meditation your prayer life and the books you are reading. Specifically, Consoling the Heart of Jesus; A Do It Yourself Retreat, inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, Director of the Association of The A (Marian Press; Stockbridge, MA (Marian Helpers Center, Stockbridge, MA 01263
In this program, Kathie speaks to the talented musician, Max Tenny. Tenney talks of his music background and work with the revised Order of the Mass.
In the second half of the program, she speaks with Reggie Dauzat about his faith and healing which enabled him to overcome a terminal illness and regain his sight to continue his work for the Lord.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. discusses Living in The Time of Mercy focusing on the messages of St. Faustina received from Jesus of Mercy and how important Trust is in our lives. What are the results of doubting the promises made by Jesus? Can we really console Jesus? Why is this necessary? Fr. Michael E. Gaitley,MIC writes all about this in his new book Consoling the Heart of Jesus; A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius published by Marian Press; Stockbridge, MA. Francesca’s Recipe of the Week: Baked Ziti with Fresh Tomatoes, Pepperoni and Mozzarella.
With Thanksgiving in mind, Lynn Bauman presents various interpretations of the classic hymn, Te Deum (Thee, O God, we praise).
Te Deum has been in regular use in the Roman Catholic Church for centuries in the Office of Readings found in the Liturgy of the Hours, and in thanksgiving to God for a special blessing such as the election of a pope, the consecration of a bishop, the canonization of a saint, a religious profession, the publication of a treaty of peace, a royal coronation, etc. It is sung either after Mass or the Divine Office or as a separate religious ceremony.
Francesca Franchina discusses the power of prayer, St. Padre Pio, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, and other honored saints and everyday saints among us; their work in evangelization, discipleship, faith formation; The Regional Prayer and Praise Fest October 13, 2010 at St. Luke The Evangelist Parish In Dayton (1440 N.Fairfield Rd. ;Beavercreek, OH 45432), The Celebration of the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila with Evening Prayer and Mass on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ascension Church, Woodman, Drive, Kettering, OH 6:15 PM/Mass at 7:00:PM; the Dayton Rosary Rally at the University of Dayton, October 10 and all the great faith filled programs being held in Dayton and surrounding areas this fall in Beavercreek, Centerville, and Kettering, OH ; St. Mary’s OH and St. Leon, Indiana. Francesca shares her favorite recipe for Gnocchi, miniature potato dumplings made in the Sicilian Tradition served simply with butter, tomato or Alfredo sauce.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Phil Privitera and Ray Geany of Boston, MA about the 100th Annual Madonna Del Soccorso de Sciacca, Sicily Fisherman’s Feast sponsored by The Sciacca Fishermen’s Society held in North Boston (Little Italy) on August 15th./ Discussing the tradition, custom and faith of the people hailing from Sciacca, Sicily revolving around a Marian Apparition to Nicolo Bruno an Augustinian Monk who was suffering from a severe fever and broken neck in 1300. The Blessed Mother appeared to him announcing she was there to help the people of Sciacca and for him to get up and deliver the message. He was instantly healed of his fever and broken neck and spent the rest of his days telling of this great message which they continue to this day with a four day Italian Festa, Outdoor Celebration of Holy Mass, Procession through the streets of Boston’s North End and street after street of delicious Italian foods enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. .
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Springfield, OH is celebrating it’s 150th Anniversary and they have invited you to join them. On Sunday, July 11th, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will be joined by almost a dozen priests in celebrating a Jubilee Mass to mark this occasion.
You can join in the celebration by tuning in to Radio Maria’s live coverage of this special event. The Mass will begin at 11:30/10:30c and can be heard on the Radio Maria radio network as well as around the world over the internet. To follow along with the Mass you can click the link below to view and print out the program of the Mass.
In this program Lynn Bauman presents music of Saints and music from the Mass of All Saints Day.