Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The narrator identifies Jesus as the compassionate shepherd of the lost sheep.  But Mark's inner story reminds us that this shepherd's compassion will reach its fullness when he lays down his life for the sheep.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:30 am on July 18, 2021.

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today's Gospel focuses on what it means to be chosen. In this case, the apostles were chosen to do what Jesus was doing ... teaching and healing.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:30 am on July 11, 2021.

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus recites a proverb that we still hear today. Further, we are told that Jesus could do no miracles there, not because his power was diminished, but because of the crowd's lack of faith.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on July 4, 2021.

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Two stories are presented that relate two miracles that Jesus performed. The message from both of these stories is that despite one's fear, faith ... trust in Jesus ... can save you and make you whole.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on June 27, 2021.

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The disciples witness a manifestation of the divine as he controlled the wind and the waves.  Despite all that Jesus has been teaching them, they respond poorly.  Yet, despite their ignorance, Jesus does not abandon them, nor will he abandon us.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on June 20, 2021.

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The smallest of seeds will grow into the greatest of shrubs. Such is the magnificent reign of God coming to fullness in our midst.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on June 13, 2021.

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

When we gather for Eucharist we celebrate the newness of life in God's coming kingdom.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on June 6, 2021.

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The Most Holy Trinity

The risen Christ commissions the eleven to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching all that Jesus had taught them.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on May 30, 2021.

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Pentecost Sunday

Jesus breathes on his disciples and sends the Holy Spirit upon themjust as he promised.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on May 23, 2021.

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

Jesus petitions the Father to keep the disciples in his name as Jesus had done.  This suggests a time when Jesus will no longer be with them in the flesh.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on May 16, 2021.

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

In this metaphor, God the Father is the vine grower, Jesus is the vine that was grown from God's specially chose rootstock, and we are the branches.  We need to remain with the vine if we want to bear fruit as disciples of Jesus.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on May 2, 2021.

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

The noble or ideal shepherd is so committed that he will freely give his life to protect the community.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on April 25, 2021.

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Second Sunday of Easter

Reflect for yourself. Are you willing to respond to the breath of the Holy Spirit and share in Christ's ministry of peace and reconciliation in a broken world? 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on April 11, 2021.

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Easter Sunday

While Peter is the first to "see", it is every faithful and loving Christian who is called to "believe".  

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on April 4, 2021.

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Palm Sunday

Mark's Gospel notes that not one of the disciples nor even one of the Jews among whom Jesus ministered revealed the mystery of his identity. Instead, the one who makes the profound profession of faith is the Roman centurion.  

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on March 28, 2021.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Some Greeks come during Passover and ask to meet with Jesus.  He introduces himself by foretelling of his coming sacrifice.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on March 21, 2021.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

When the man who now sees professes his belief in Jesus ... "I do believe, Lord"... Jesus is given the opportunity to once again define his mission as the light of the world.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on March 14, 2021.

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Second Sunday of Lent

From all that they have heard, Peter, James, and John should have no doubt that Jesus is God's Son, a relationship of unbreakable intimacy. What remains for them to understand is how Jesus' Transfiguration in glory is tied to his future death and Resurrection.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on February 28, 2021.

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First Sunday of Lent

The brief story of Jesus in the desert  suggests that God's power is more than ready to be revealed.  Rather than a future forecast, the kingdom of God is now.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on February 21, 2021.

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Ash Wednesday

Jesus instructs the disciples that good deeds, prayer, and fasts should be done with expectation of praise and honor here on earth.  God sees all that we do and will reward us accordingly in heaven.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on February 17, 2021.

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus heals a man suffering from leprosy.  The man broadcasts his healing far and wide.  That broadcast may have had a missionary purpose. Not only did it serve to draw more and more people to Jesus, but it demonstrated that there was much work to be done in restoring creation to its original sinless beauty.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on February 14, 2021.

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus heals a man possessed with an unclean spirit.  By his actions, Jesus teaches the fundamentals of God's Kingdom.  The people may not understand precisely who Jesus is, but they see for themselves that the coming of the Kingdom is at hand.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on January 31, 2021.

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Like the fish they hope to catch, Simon, Andrew, James, and John are lured by Jesus. Their reaction is radical and requires complete faith. Not a question is asked as they leave their nets to follow him.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on January 24, 2021.

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel of John relies upon the testimony of the Baptist to reveal Jesus' true nature.  After Jesus was baptized, John spots him walking by the Jordan and makes his identity know again: "Behold the Lamb of God".

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on January 17, 2021.

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The Baptism of the Lord

This moment in Jesus' life reassures him that  everything he does from this point forward in making God's kingdom a reality, he does not do alone.  This is what makes John's prophetic words about Jesus baptizing with the Spirit so true; the mission of Jesus is not simply to convert hearts but to establish a relationship in which his followers believe themselves to be beloved by God.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on January 10, 2021.

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The Epiphany of the Lord

It is the Gentiles from the far east who pay homage to the baby king. Far removed from Bethlehem of Judea, these seekers surely continued to testify to God's wondrous deeds.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on January 3, 2021.

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mary selflessly follows the word of God, surrenders her own will, and makes way for the one who "will be great and will be called Son of the Most High".

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 9:00 am on January 1, 2021.

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Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Simeon and Anna, both wise and aged, both trustworthy representatives of the Temple establishment, leave no doubt that the child Jesus is to be "light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel".

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on December 27, 2020.

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Nativity Mass (night)

Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem. There she gave birth to a son whom they named Jesus. Angels appeared to nearby shepherds and proclaimed to them of the birth of our Lord and Savior.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 pm on December 24, 2020. A selection of seasonal songs previously recorded by the adult Choir preceded the Mass.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

The angel Gabriel tells Mary of the conception and birth of Jesus.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 12:00 pm on December 20, 2020.

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Third Sunday of Advent

When some question whether John the Baptist is the Messiah he lets them know that Jesus is coming.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on December 13, 2020.

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Second Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist is the precursor, the one who comes to prepare the way for the one who is to follow. John embodies the characteristics of a true disciple. The disciple's call is to attract people to embrace conversion.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 8:00 am on December 6, 2020.

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First Sunday of Advent

Our watching constitutes yearning for a world renewed by God and made perfect by his love and mercy. Using our gifts for others is the best way to stand ready and alert.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on November 29, 2020.

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

The corporal works of mercy are repeated four times. Each repetition reinforces Jesus' insistence that how people treat others, especially those in need, is how they treat him.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on November 22, 2020.

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus talks longest about the servant with the fewest talents because most Christians are like him. He wants to jar these believers out of their complacency before it's too late, to persuade them to do the work for the kingdom that he assigns them.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on November 15, 2020.

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Disciples must be about the work that Jesus wants them to be doing before it is "too late". Otherwise they might find themselves standing for all eternity  like the foolish virgins watching the light from their lamps -- lamps lit too late -- bounce off that door that will never open again.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on November 8, 2020.

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All Souls Day

It is the Father's will that he will not lose any one of these who are chosen to be Jesus' brothers and sisters.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on November 1, 2020.

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30th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus' response to this question combines two Old Testament laws which require active loving.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on October 25, 2020.

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29th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Pharisees attempt to entrap Jesus into speaking against the Romans. 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on October 18, 2020.

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28th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Using a parable to compare a banquet to heaven, we are reminded that the quality of our discipleship determines our unending rejoicing or mourning.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on October 11, 2020.

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23rd. Sunday in Ordinary Time

... I am in the midst of them.  Reconciliation is crucial to the Church's mission. Actions taken by parishes, which accord between even a few of their members, unite heaven and earth.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 8:00 am on September 6, 2020.

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22nd. Sunday in Ordinary Time

The point is whether we are living our lives for earthly objectives or for Jesus' sake. 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on August 30, 2020.

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21st. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus gives Peter the keys to the kingdom, the sign of his authority over God's household and of his position as steward of its resources.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 8:00 am on August 23, 2020.

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19th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holding on to Peter, Jesus asks "You of little faith, why did you doubt?" He asks us the same question. Do we truly believe that Jesus, the Son of God, is with us?

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 10:00 am on August 9, 2020.

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18th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus' simple supper that nourishes roughly ten thousand people presents Him as the Lord who in earlier times provided food for those in need through Moses, Elijah, and Elisha.  In other words, in this Gospel, the evangelist shows that Jesus is divine.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY at 8:00 am on August 2, 2020.

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17th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus sets out three parables. At the end he asks his disciples if they understand the messages from each. He is trying to reinforce that they need to ponder and study his teachings in order to see how they can put them into practice.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 26, 2020.

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15th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Of all the people who hear Jesus preaching, only those who take the time and make the effort to understand Jesus' teachings, and live by them, bear fruit. 

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 12, 2020.

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus' yoke, his teachings, are simple and straight-forward.  He accompanies his disciples as they put them into practice.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 5, 2020 at 10:00 am.

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today's Gospel sets out what people must do to be worthy in order to be chosen as disciples who not only teach others about Jesus, but also bring him to them.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am.

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus teaches on what to fear by having the disciples imagine when each of them will stand before the Father.  What Jesus will say about us depends on how faithful we are daily to the unique mission for which God formed us in the womb.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 21, 2020 at 10:00 am.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary

Jesus is missing after a feast in Jerusalem. Found several days later by Joseph and Mary, they ask why he left without telling them. While they where worried about his safety he explained that he needed to be in the temple. 

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 20, 2020.

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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jesus knows that people will not be aware of his relationship to God the Father.  He will encourage them to come to him and learn from him.  Those that come and believe will find eternal rest.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 19, 2020 at 9:00 am. 

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Corpus Christi Sunday ... The Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ

Jesus is trying to make the Jews understand that his flesh is true food and his blood true drink.  He alone can provide the nourishment they need to sustain the life that he is offering them.

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 14, 2020 at 10:30 am.

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Holy Trinity Sunday

In Jesus, the tender compassion, the personal favor, the patience and the unconditional love that Israel recognized as the signs of God's presence with them were manifested in human form

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 7, 2020 at 10:30 am.

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Pentecost Sunday

Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit on his disciples and sends them forth to continue the mission given him by his Father.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 31, 2020 at 10:30 am.

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Vigil of Pentecost Sunday

Jesus proclaims that living water, that is the life-giving knowledge of God, flows out from him and brings unimaginable life to those who believe in him.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 30, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

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Mass on the US Memorial Day Holiday .. May 25, 2020

Jesus has proven to the disciples that he is the Son of God. When he asks "Do you believe at last?" he knows that their conviction must be certain as they will face hardship when they go into the world to spread his message.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 25, 2020

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Seventh Sunday in Easter

Jesus prays that the Father glorify him so that he can continue to glorify the Father. He is not only asking the the Father be with him as he completes his mission but that his divine status, his preexistence with God, and the intimate nature of his relationship with the Father become visible on earth.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 24, 2020 at 10:30 am.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

6th Sunday of Easter

Jesus teaches that adherence to the commandments is based not on fear or legalism, but flows from the love of Jesus

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 16, 2020

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Mass for the Fifth Sunday in Easter .. Mother's Day 2020

Jesus is the way to the Father whom the disciples believe in, see, and know through him.  When Jesus stresses believing, he includes those present with him as well as those who will believe in him.  They will also do the works that Jesus himself has been doing.

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 10, 2020 at 10:30 am.

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Mass for the Fourth Sunday in Easter .. Good Shepherd Sunday

Jesus, the true gate for the sheep (us), brings the flock securely to eternal life as he tells his audience, "I came that you might have eternal life."

 

Recording is of a Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 2, 2020

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Mass for the 3rd Sunday in Easter 2020.

When the disciples finally recognized Jesus and remembered that their hearts were burning within them as he explained the Scriptures, they returned to the community in Jerusalem.  Like these two disciples who told how Jesus was made know to them, now all who participate in the liturgy also go forth to bring the good news to others.

 

Recording is of the 10:30 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 27, 2020.

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During this year's Easter Octave, Fr. David Bellittiere has presented the scripture readings for the day and reflections on their meaning and impact to us in our daily lives.  Today's Mass concludes the Octave.  At the end of the Mass, the Divine mercy Chaplet is offered.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY during the Mass offered at 10:30 am on Apr. 18, 2020

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During this year's Easter Octave, Fr. David Bellittiere presents the scripture readings for the day and reflects on their meaning and impact to us in our daily lives.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on Apr. 18, 2020

Direct download: Easter_Saturday_Scripture_and_reflection.mp3
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During this year's Easter Octave, Fr. David Bellittiere presents the scripture readings for the day and reflects on their meaning and impact to us in our daily lives.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on Apr. 17, 2020

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During this year's Easter Octave, Fr. David Bellittiere presents the scripture readings for the day and reflects on their meaning and impact to us in our daily lives.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on Apr. 16, 2020

Direct download: Easter_Thursday_Scripture_and_reflections.mp3
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During this year's Easter Octave, Fr. David Bellittiere presents the scripture readings for the day and reflects on their meaning and impact to us in our daily lives.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on Apr. 15, 2020

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

Fr. David Bellittiere presents the scripture readings for the day and reflects on their meaning and impact to us in our daily lives.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on Apr. 14, 2020

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Fr. David Bellittiere presents the scripture readings for the day and reflects on their meaning and impact to us in our daily lives.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on Apr. 13, 2020

Direct download: Easter_Monday_Scripture_and_Reflection.mp3
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Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection.

 

Recording of the Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 12, 2020 at 10:30 am.

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The Easter Vigil Mass offered on Holy Saturday 2020.

 

Recording is of the Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 12, 2020.

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This is a recording of an ancient Holy Saturday homily.  It is better than any homily I ever preached.  The homily is a good reflection for any time of the year, but especially during the Easter Season.  Please take time to prayerfully listen to it. ... Fr. David Bellittiere

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers on April, 11, 2020

Direct download: Ancient_Homily_for_Holy_Saturday.mp3
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This presentation of the Good Friday service includes a reading of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

 

Recording is of the Service for Good Friday offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 10, 2020.

Direct download: Good_Friday_2020.mp3
Category:Religious Service -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

Holy Thursday Mass by Fr. David Bellittiere

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church on April 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Direct download: Holy_Thursday_2020.mp3
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Fr. David gives us an Easter Message early on Holy Thursday to put us in a prayerful frame of mind at the start of the Triduum.

 

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Direct download: Easter_Message_2020.mp3
Category:Religious Service -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

The Mass for Palm Sunday including the reading of the Passion of our Lord.

 

Recording is of the Mass for Palm Sunday offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 5, 2020.

Direct download: Palm_Sunday_2020.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:07am EDT

Jesus expands on what he earlier told Nicodemus. Everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.

 

Recording is of the Mass for the 5th Sunday in Lent offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 29, 2020.

Direct download: 5th_Sunday_of_Lent_2020.mp3
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In Fr. David's second podcast he uses St. Ignatius' way of engaging the imagination to reflect on the readings

 

Recorded March 2020

Direct download: Podcast_2_Meditation_when_life_is_hard.mp3
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This version of the Stations is presented from the Way of the Cross which is based on Sacred Scripture.

Recorded at 14 Holy Helpers Church on March 28, 2020.

Direct download: Stations_of_the_Cross_-_Way_of_the_Cross.mp3
Category:Religious Service -- posted at: 8:47am EDT

Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary including evening prayers

 

Recording is of the Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 25, 2020.

Direct download: Feast_of_the_Annunciation_of_the_BVM.mp3
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"It is very discouraging not to be able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. His Divine presence is also found in the Sacred Scriptures. In this my first podcast I will explain praying with the Scriptures. This method has been used for the last 1600 years. I hope it brings you closer to Jesus ... Fr. David Bellittiere"

In Catholicism, Lectio Divina is a traditional monastic practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's word. In the view of one commentator, it does not treat scripture as texts to be studied, but as the living word.

Recorded March 2020

Direct download: Lectio_Divina_instructions_and_scripture_Podcast_1.mp3
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Fr. David Bellittiere reads the Act of Spiritual Communion.  For those not able to physically receive the physical Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist, this may be prayed at Communion time while listening to an audio recording of a Mass or a live stream.

Recorded March 2020.

Direct download: Act_of_Spritiual_Communion_v2.mp3
Category:Religious Service -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

Jesus restores the sight of a blind man. Afterward the Pharisees question the man looking for reasons to throw the man out. Jesus seeks out that man to let him know who helped him.  Even still the Pharisees do not see the truth.

 

Recording is of the Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 22, 2020.

Direct download: 4th_Sunday_of_Lent_2020.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Today's Mass was offered by Fr. David Bellittiere in honor of the solemnity of the feast day of St. Joseph.  St. Joseph was the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is recognized as the patron saint of workers, carpenters, and fathers.

Recording is of the Mass offered at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 19, 2020.

Direct download: mass_in_honor_of_Saint_Joseph.mp3
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Jesus' disciples are to show love equally for enemies and neighbors.  In acting toward others as their heavenly Father acts, they will become perfect, attaining completeness, by acting toward others as their heavenly Father does.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 22, 2020.

Direct download: 2020-Mass-02-22-2020_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

The law, understood and lived correctly, guides people in living righteously, or in right relationships.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 15, 2020.

Direct download: 2020-Mass-02-15-2020_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

The symbol of light evokes divine creative power that guides the footsteps of God's people, enlightens their minds, and gives them comfort and warmth.

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 9, 2020.

Direct download: 2020-Mass-02-09-2020_0900-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

Simeon prophesizes the universal significance of Jesus to Gentiles and Jews.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 1, 2020.

Direct download: 2020-Mass-02-01-2020_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus' baptism will fulfill all righteousness as it manifests the right relationship between God and humanity. 

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 12, 2020.

Direct download: 2020-Mass-01-12-2020_0900-E.mp3
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This reading presents a manifestation of God's inclusion of the Gentiles into the plan of salvation. Herod looks to the Magi go help him find the infant king.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 4, 2020.

Direct download: 2020-Mass-01-04-2020_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

This performance includes readings, songs, and music pertaining to Christmas themes and events.  Readings and songs at this performance are led by the children and youth of our parish. 

 

Recording is of the 9:15 am event performance at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 21, 2019.

Direct download: Lessons_And_Carols-E.mp3
Category:ParishEvent -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

Before saying anything about the adult Jesus, Matthew gives an account of John the Baptist.  John was the precursor who "prepared the way of the Lord".

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 7, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-12-07-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

Some Sadducees try to trap Jesus with a question about the marital status of someone at the Resurrection.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on November 23, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-11-23-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

Jesus relates that everyone who sees the Son of God will have eternal life with him in heaven.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on November 2, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-11-02-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

The Sermon on the Mount is a collection of sayings of Jesus which emphasizes his moral teachings. It is the longest of the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, and includes the Beatitudes, the Lord's Prayer, and central tenets of Christian discipleship.

 

Recording is of the 7:00 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on November 1, 2019.

Direct download: all_saints-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Today we have the familiar parable of a tax collector who humbles himself while a man who considers himself exalted in the eyes of God but looked down on others.

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on October 27, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-10-27-2019_0900-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

Today we hear a parable of a judge who only renders a just decision for a widow because he fears for his safety.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on October 19, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-10-19-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

This parable is linked to the disciples' request for an increase in faith. We see that faith entails being a servant, doing as the master, the Lord Jesus, commands.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on October 5, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-10-05-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

The parable creates the perspective that those who are blind to the poor and deaf to the prophets will also be blind and deaf to the Resurrection of Jesus.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 28, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-09-28-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT

The master must be God, not mammon. The only lordship that leads to life is that of the Lord Jesus.

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 22, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-09-22-2019_0900_1-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT