Fourteen Holy Helpers Church

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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Now is the time to celebrate the finding of the lost. This is Jesus' response to the Pharisees and scribes as well.  He neither rejects them nor scolds them, but through the parable, invites them to join in the celebration.

 

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

Direct download: 2019-Mass-09-14-2019_1630-E.mp3
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A disciple chooses Jesus over human relationships, the possessions of material goods, or positions of honor and power.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 8, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-09-07-2019_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus returned to Nazareth where he grew up. In his preachings to the people he did not tell them things they way that they wanted to hear them.

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 2, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-09-02-2019_0900-E.mp3
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By exercising humility, a person will ultimately be honored by being offered a higher place

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 31, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-08-31-2019_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus responds that we should strive to enter through a narrow gate. The narrow gate highlights the difficulty of responding wholeheartedly to Christ and the demands of discipleship.

During this Mass, Fr. David reads and interprets a story for the children of the parish.

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 25, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-08-25-2019_0900-E.mp3
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Jesus tells his apostles that being rich in wordly riches does not guarantee a ticket into heaven.  Of more importance are the sacrifices that we make in God's name.

 

Recording is of the 8:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 3, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-08-20-2019_0800-E.mp3
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When someone focuses on bigger material fortunes for greater and many years of security he is shown to be the a fool. The treasure that he builds for himself leaves him impoverished in what matters to God.

Same readings as Aug. 3 4:30 pm Mass but with polka style music for accompaniment.

 

Recording is of the 12:00 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 4, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-08-04-2019_Polka_Mass-E.mp3
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When someone focuses on bigger material fortunes for greater and many years of security he is shown to be the a fool. The treasure that he builds for himself leaves him impoverished in what matters to God.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 3, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-08-03-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

The prayer that Jesus teaches is communal in nature, with believers together addressing God as Father.  In teaching this prayer, Jesus is also outlining how his disciples are to live as children of one Father.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 27, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-07-27-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

The disciples rejoice in being able to cast down Satan in Jesus' name.   Even more, they should rejoice in their names being written in heaven. Success in the present is only the beginning of eternal rejoicing.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 6, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-07-06-2019_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus speaks about discipleship. Discipleship takes precedence over family ties and obligations; and the relationship of Jesus and his disciples is permanent and unconditional.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 29, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-MASS-06-29-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Jesus prays that those the Father gave him may be brought to perfection.  He is not praying for the moral perfection of his disciples, but that they may be "perfectly one".

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 2, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-MASS-06-02-2019_0900-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:53pm EST

Jesus lets his followers know that the gifts he gives them are to be shared. He sends them, just as his Father has sent him, bestowing on them another gift: the very breath of God.

 

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

Direct download: 2019-MASS-06-09-2019_0900-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Jesus knows his sheep, a knowing that includes understanding and profound intimacy.  The gift that he gives to his sheep is eternal life

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 12, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-05-12-2019_0900-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

The beloved disciple's faith reaches beyond appearances and penetrates the inner dimension and meaning.  It is a look of love that enables the disciple to see beyond the material evidence and believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

 

Recording is of the 10:30 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 21, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-04-21-2019-1030_Mass-Easter_Sunday-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

God craves to satisfy the thirst of a Samaritan woman through Jesus. He has the remedy: to reveal her most basic thirst and not waste it on secondary desires, but to join her thirst with that of Jesus, who is the font of Living Water. 

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 24, 2019.

Direct download: 2019-Mass-03-24-2019_0900-E.mp3
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Jesus prayed with few words and formulas. When he prays, his Father embraces him.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 16, 2019.

 

 

Direct download: 2019-Mass-03-16-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Jesus "came down" from the mountain.  His descent leads to the Beatitudes.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 16, 2019.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-02-16-2019_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus experiences rejection by much of his audience because he does not flatter them, because he does not say what people like to hear.

 

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

Direct download: 2018-Mass-02-02-2019_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Fr. David Bellittiere held a Parish-Wide meeting.. Everyone was invited to attend.  He gave a recap of the significant events that happened in 2018, as well as, the status and direction of the parish in 2019. He also gave an opportunity for anyone in attendance to ask him questions about the parish.

 

Recording is of the 7:00 pm meeting at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 28, 2019.

Direct download: Parish_Meeting-01-28-2019_1900-E.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35am EST

After Jesus reads from the scroll in the synagogue, he announces that he is the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecies

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 26, 2019.

Direct download: 2019_mass_01-26-2019_1630-E.mp3
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The transformation of water from the stone jars into a wine of superior quality is the quality of life we find in and with Christ.

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 20, 2019.

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As we recall Jesus' baptism, we remember our own Baptism and renew our confession of faith in the Son of God and commitment to the Gospel.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 12, 2019.

Direct download: 2019_mass_01-12-2019_1630-E.mp3
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The question is raised ... How could the Magi see something unnoticed by so many others?

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 6, 2019.

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The question is raised ... How could the Magi see something unnoticed by so many others?

 

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

Direct download: 2019_mass_01-05-2019_1630-E.mp3
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In the birth of God as a human child, we have received a new heart, new eyes, a new feeling, a new way of thought and action. We are one with God, who is united with us in the incarnation of His Son, our Brother.

 

Recording is of the 10:00 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 24, 2018.

Direct download: 2018_Christmas-eve-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:37am EST

This podcast is a presentation at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church of readings, songs, and music to reflect the true joy and spirit of the Christmas season.  This presentation of seasonal "Lessons and Carols" was directed by Patrick Barrett, Director of Music at Fourteen Holy Helpers, and accompanied by the parish choir and various parishioners for the readings.  

Recording is of the 4:00 pm presentation at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 16, 2018.

Direct download: Lessons_And_Carols_E.mp3
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Jesus empties the notion of royalty of its customary content which challenges the habitual schemes of power. He infuses it with truth which is the Father's love for every creature.

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on November 25, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass_11-25-0900am-E.mp3
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When asked by the scribe about the first or greatest commandment, Jesus formulates the double love command ... love God and love one's neighbor.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on November 3, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-11-03-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

The physical sight granted to the blind man symbolizes the insight necessary for any disciple.  As a result of his faith, his condition changes: no longer blind.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on October 27, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-10-27-2018_1630-E.mp3
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God opens our eyes to the absurdity of our ambitions, disagreements, and the torments that unsettle our communities and families.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 22, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-09-22-2018_0900-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

Jesus challenges believers to true commitment to him through the renunciation of self and acceptance of suffering, even to the sacrifice of life itself

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 15, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-9-15-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:26pm EST

Jesus and his grace enter even the most hostile and rugged regions, open the least sensitive hearts,and loose the tongue of the least probable to proclaim the Gospel.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on September 8, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-09-08-2018-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

POLKA STYLE MUSIC used at this MASS.

Of the two kinds of hunger, material food satisfies bodily hunger for a little while, but spiritual hunger is never satisfied; some hungers can only be satisfied by Jesus. Christ alone satisfies the hunger of the human heart and soul.

 

Recording is of the 12:00 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 5, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-Aug-05-2018_1200-Polka-E.mp3
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Of the two kinds of hunger, material food satisfies bodily hunger for a little while, but spiritual hunger is never satisfied; some hungers can only be satisfied by Jesus. Christ alone satisfies the hunger of the human heart and soul.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on August 4, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-Aug-04-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:12pm EST

Jesus offers us the miracle of a full life, a miracle that touches persons open to his presence.  What is lacking is our confidence and faith for the miracle to take effect in our lives.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 7, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-07-07-2018_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus drives demons into a herd of swine.

 

Recording is of the 10:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on July 4, 2018.

Direct download: July-4-2018-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Faith gives us access to Jesus and his healing power.   Not only will it be the conduit of our healing, it will raise us from all that is in communion with death.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 30, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-06-30-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Jesus uses the occasion of his family's attempt at intervention to redefine the real family of God.  He invites his hearers to become a part of that family, the basis of which is an intimate friendship with God and obedience to his will.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 9, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-06-09-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

The sacrifice constitutes the new covenant established between God and the new people created by God's initiative. When they drink from the cup, the disciples share in all the benefits of the sacrifice and take their places as members of God's new covenant community

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 2, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-06-02-2018_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus' love is a model for our own. Love for one another, obedience, and sacrifice are signs of the fruit that will remain.

 

Recording is of the 10:30 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 6, 2018.

 

 

Direct download: 2018-Mass-05-06-2018_1030-E.mp3
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Jesus commissions his followers to proclaim repentance and forgiveness in his name to all nations.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 14, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-04-14-2018_1630.mp3
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The account is not only about Thomas, but also about those who have not seen, whether in the first generation or in the millennia since then.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 7, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-04-07-2018_1630-E.mp3
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Neither the empty tomb nor the burial cloths left behind give us the understanding of the Scriptures. Only the risen Jesus himself will provide the understanding.

 

Recording is of the 9:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 1, 2018.

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The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 24, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-03-24-2018_1630-E.mp3
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Only through losing his life in this world will Jesus' glorification be accomplished.  All who want to come to eternal life must likewise be willing to lay down their lives; they must follow Jesus, must lose life in order to save it.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 17, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-03-17-2018_1630-E.mp3
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We are reminded that the temple of Jesus' body will be (temporarily) destroyed, only to be raised up.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 3, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-03-03-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

The Transfiguration account weaves together past, present, and future. In every age, Jesus is God's beloved Son.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 24, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-02-24-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

The response to the presence of God's kingdom is repentance and belief. Repentance and belief entail lifelong conversion and enduring fidelity to Jesus.

 

Recording is of the 10:30 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 18, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-02-18-2018_1030-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 8:22pm EST

After the cure of Simon's mother-in-law, Jesus continues his ministry, preaching and driving out demons in fulfillment of the purpose for which he came.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 3, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-02-03-2018_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

The authority of Jesus is more than powerful Sabbath teaching.  Jesus' authority extends to his power over evil.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 27, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-01-27-2018_1630-E.mp3
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Immediately after announcing the Kingdom of God, Jesus calls his first disciples. 

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 20, 2018.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Today there is a US National holiday to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King.  The gospel reading recognizes the actions of Jesus' followers in contrast to other Jews who do not realize who Jesus is. 

 

Recording is of the 8:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 15, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-MLK-E.mp3
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The Magi are Gentiles seeking the newborn Jewish king, signs both of fulfillment of the prophecy and foreshadowing of mission to the Gentiles.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 06, 2018.

Direct download: 2018-Mass-01-06-2018_1630-E.mp3
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Simeon, inspired by the Spirit, proclaims that the child is "salvation ... light for revelation to the Gentiles"

 

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

Direct download: 2017-Mass-12-30-2017-1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Gabriel's announcement to Mary is an angelic message of impending birth.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 23, 2017.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-12-23-2017-1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

John is preparing people for a new path to freedom that will begin with a baptism of repentance and forgiveness of sin.

 

Recording is of the 12:00 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 10, 2017.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-12-10-2017-1200-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-10-14-2017_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-10-07-2017_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:43pm EST

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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-09-30-2017-1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:37pm EST

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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-09-02-2017-1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

*** 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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-08-05-2017_Polka_Mass_E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-07-29-2017_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-07-22-2017_1630-E.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-07-15-2017_1630-E.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-07-08-2017_1630-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 1:38am EST

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.

Direct download: 2017-Mass-July-01-2017_1630-E.mp3
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Jesus counsels his disciples to not be afraid. They should lay aside their fear for they can surely count on the Father's constant care for them.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 24, 2017.

Direct download: 2017-Mass_06-24-2017_1630-E.mp3
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God offers everyone in the world the gift of his own Son. Each person in the world has the opportunity to accept God's gift. Some people chose not to accept Jesus, and by their decision bring condemnation on themselves.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 10, 2017.

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Throughout his lifetime, Jesus repeatedly offered the gift of forgiveness. Now his followers, empowered by the Holy Spirit, are to be instruments of Jesus' own forgiveness.  Peace, the Holy Spirit, and forgiveness are the abiding gifts from the risen Jesus to all.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on June 3, 2017.

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Jesus knows that his disciples will not have an easy time spreading his message. He acknowledges that for them.

 

Recording is of the 10:00 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 29, 2017.

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Now, as Jesus is gathered with his disciples at a final meal, he prays aloud ... "Father, the hour has come".

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 27, 2017.

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Then and now, Jesus promises divine presence beside and within believers, empowering disciples to imitate his total self-gift: the Spirit who remains forever.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 20, 2017.

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Jesus returned to the Father who sent him, raised to the fullness of divine union, so that believers who are one with Jesus can, through him, also share his oneness with God.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 13, 2017.

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Those who believe in Jesus belong to him, hear and respond to his voice, and so have life. Those who do not recognize the voice of the Lord, true Shepherd, speaking in Jesus, may lose life itself.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on May 5, 2017.

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The angel's words explicitly state that the presence and power of God has changed bot only Jesus but all human existence forever.

 

Recording is of the 8:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on April 15, 2017.

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Today we hear the contrasting approaches to Jesus developed in three stages, interweaving the blind man's expanding insight and deepening faith. Consider using the "seeing" as a near equivalent of "believing". 

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 25, 2017.

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God calls all 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 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 11, 2017.

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Jesus, steadfastly recognizes that there is no other god, nothing and no one to equal the God of Israel, the One who sent him and One he serves.

 

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

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This Memorial Mass was celebrated in honor of Mark Litz, 14 Holy Helpers sacristan and parishioner, who died on February 28, 2017.

 

Recording is of the 9:30 am Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on March 4, 2017.

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Jesus insists that the dawning Kingdom calls for something greater than righteous external behavior.  It desires hearts purified by the God whom one freely chooses to love before all else.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 25, 2017.

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The pattern for righteous behavior among God's people is God's own way of acting.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on February 18, 2017.

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Emphasizing that Jesus does not come to obliterate the Law, He brings it to its fullest development. Disciples who participate in God's final rule, inaugurated in Jesus, must live by Jesus' teaching.

 

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

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Jesus' behavior completely reversed the Jewish tradition in which would be disciples pursued a rabbi. Jesus himself is already "fishing" for all people, making no distinctions.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on January 21, 2017.

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Jesus is the Lamb of God, the new Passover bringing new deliverance to God's people. He acts in God's Spirit, like the Servant of the Lord he not only bears the Spirit, but will "baptize" believers in that same Spirit.

 

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

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God has come in Jesus to save, turning first of all to the lowly, the poor, the outcast, and the despised, including women and sinners. 

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 31, 2016.

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Lest the point be missed, the evangelist repeats that Mary's child has his true origin in God and God's plan for salvation.  Further, the child is to bear the name "Jesus" which means "God saves."

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 17, 2016.

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Describing herself as a "handmaid of the Lord", she chooses to be "owned" by God, expecting no recompense. She chooses to belong totally to the one whose Word she trusts utterly.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on December 3, 2016.

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The time of God's coming is unknown; therefore believers must always be prepared.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on November 26, 2016.

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The "good thief" recognizes and confesses his sins.  He repented and asks for forgiveness while hanging on a cross next to Jesus.  For this he was canonized by the Lord himself.

 

Recording is of the 4:30 pm Mass at 14 Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca, NY on November 19, 2016.

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