Fourteen Holy Helpers Church

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.

Direct download: 2020_14th_Sunday_Ordinary_Time.mp3
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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.

Direct download: 2020_13th_Sunday_in_Ordinary_Time_June28.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Immaculate_Heart_of_Mary_June_20_2020.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: Most_Sacred_Heart_of_Jesus_June_19_2020.mp3
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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Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Pentecost_Vigil_May_30_2020.mp3
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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

Direct download: 2020_Memorial_Day_Mass_May_25.mp3
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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

Direct download: Good_Shepherd_Sunday.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

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.

Direct download: 3rd_Sunday_of_Easter_april_26.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

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

Direct download: Easter_Friday_Scripture_and_Reflection_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

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
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

Direct download: Easter_Tuesday_Scripture_and_reflection_only.mp3
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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

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.

Direct download: Easter_Sunday_2020.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Holy_Saturday_Vigil_Mass_2020.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

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
Category:Mass -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:48am EDT

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
Category:Mass -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

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
Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

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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Category:Mass -- posted at: 12:48am EDT

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
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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

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 EDT

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

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 EDT

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:ParishEvent -- posted at: 2:35am EDT

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

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.

Direct download: 2019_mass_01-20-2019_0900-E.mp3
Category:Mass -- posted at: 2:22am EDT

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Mass -- posted at: 1:41am EDT

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.

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