Fourteen Holy Helpers Church

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.

Direct download: 01-03-2021_1000-Feast_of_the_Epiphany.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 01-01-2021_0900_Solemnity-of-Mary.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 12-27-2020_1200_Feast_of_the_Holy_Family.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2020_Music_and_then_Christmas_Mass_December_24_2020.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2020-Mass-11-01-2020_1000.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2020_23rd_Sunday_Ordinary_Time_September_6.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2020_21st_Sunday_Ordinary_Time_Aug_23.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2020_15th_Sunday_Ordinary_Time.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2020_12th_Sunday_Ordinary_time_June_20.mp3
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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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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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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

Direct download: Good_Shepherd_Sunday.mp3
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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

Direct download: Easter_Wednesday_Scripture_and_Reflection.mp3
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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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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.

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Holy Thursday Mass by Fr. David Bellittiere

 

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

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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
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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:02pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:13pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 8:27pm EST

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.

 

 

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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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

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.

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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.

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Category:ParishEvent -- 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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 2:27am EST

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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Category:Mass -- posted at: 2:22am EST

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 2:17am EST

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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Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:44am EST