Fourteen Holy Helpers Church

While all are call by God's widespread invitation, few choose to accept it, or only partially and temporarily accept it.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on October 14, 2017.

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Without speaking of himself directly, Jesus gives notice to the chief priests and Pharisees what will happen to them and their leadership roles.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on October 7, 2017.

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Jesus makes the point that "sinners' will enter the kingdom of God when they believe and repent. They are truly righteous.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 30, 2017.

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Jesus clearly sets expectations for his disciples. He teaches then about their own death and resurrection, about losing their lives to find them again eternally. 

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 2, 2017.

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*** The music at this Mass is of a Polish Polka format ***

On the mountain, God's voice adds the command to "listen to him". In the Transfiguration story, God calls all disciples to listen to his Son's teaching. in the words he speaks and in the self-giving death he will embrace.

 

Recording is of the 12:00 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 6, 2017.

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This week again Jesus presents parables presenting inanimate objects as images of the kingdom of heaven.  In the parable we see those who hope to possess these objects.  Similarly, hope for the Kingdom of Heaven directs the actions of all of us who would be Jesus' disciples. 

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 29, 2017.

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Jesus invites his audience to consider the meaning of heaven by presenting parables to illustrate dimensions of the kingdom.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 22, 2017.

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The purpose of teaching in parables is not to confuse, but the result of this teaching is confusion to those who do not heed Jesus' advice to listen.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 15, 2017.

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For all, Jesus' comforting words promise rest. The rest he promises is a joyful refreshment in the midst of the burdens of life, and is a secure communion with God, God's people, and creation.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 8, 2017.

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Jesus tells his disciples about the challenging demands of discipleship; then he announces rewards.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 1, 2017.

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