Monday Morning Homilist

Monday Morning Homilist

Join Fr Manny and Jorge Santibáñez every Monday Morning as they dive deeper into the readings and preaching of the previous Sunday, and then stick around as they discuss sports and life on the Parish Podcast of Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, FL - Monday Morning Homilist!

Episodes

May 20, 2024 72 mins

It's our Season 7 finale and Fr Andrew joins in as a special guest for the entire episode as we're talking First Communions, broken ACs, Pentecost, truth, the winds of change, obedience, and priestly assignments. 

In sports, the Panthers are moving on to the ECF against the Rangers, Fr Andrew gives a way-too-early prediction on his New York Giants season, and we're cautiously optimistic about the 'Canes this fall. 

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It's our second to last episode before summer break and this week is all about Mother's Day and the Ascension. You'd probably never associate the two things together, but Fr Manny threads the needle beautifully and leads us into a great discussion on the love and sacrifice of motherhood and what that can teach us about living out our faith daily.

In sports, the Panthers steal a game in Boston (yes, we think we got away with one - b...

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May 6, 2024 74 mins
This episode goes longer than usual and honestly, we could have probably kept going! This weekend's Gospel has so much depth to it as we discern and live out our Christian vocations and Christ's call to lay down one's life for your friends - the ultimate act of love. In sports, it's race weekend - from the Kentucky Derby's photo finish to the closest finish in NASCAR history, to the spectacle that was the F1 Miami Grand Prix. Now i...
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April 29, 2024 58 mins

This week we're talking wine... I mean, vine! Without Jesus, we can do nothing. The call and challenge of the Gospel this week is to remain connected to the vine and allow the Lord to prune whatever needs pruning, so that we can bear fruit abundantly!

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April 22, 2024 58 mins

It's Good Shepherd Sunday, so pray for priests and pray for vocations! This week's episode is all about the Good Shepherd, willing to suffer and give his life for his flock. This is just as true about Jesus as it is about the priesthood. 

In sports, it's playoff time for the Panthers and Heat! The Marlins finally didn't lose a series! 

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April 15, 2024 48 mins

It's another milestone day on MMH as we've completed the full 3-Year cycle of readings and are right back where we started on Day 1 in 2021!

It's also a milestone day in the parish as our STS 2nd graders celebrated their First Communion this weekend and our season of sacramental celebrations is well underway. 

On this week's podcast, we reflect on the response of the disciples as Jesus again appears to them. Is our own response to ...

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April 8, 2024 67 mins

Happy Easter! We're back from a brief post-Easter break and it's a jam-packed episode as we talk about Holy Week, Easter weekend, Divine Mercy, and "Quasimodo Sunday." Queue up the bells of Notre Dame!

As we reflect on these last two weeks and continue praying for our 15 newly baptized parishioners, the invitation this week is to pray for the grace to feel forgiven. Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it y...

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April 3, 2024 9 mins

Fr Manny and Jorge both have the week off but will be back on Monday, April 8th to fill you in on Quasimodo Sunday. Wait, what?! Tune in next week to learn more!

In the meantime, here’s Fr Manny’s Easter Homily.

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March 25, 2024 67 mins

After spending some time reflecting on the Palm Sunday liturgy, we reflect on Jesus' last words on the cross in the Gospel of Mark.  He cries out to his Father, and the response is...silence.  How many times have we turned to God in moments of trial and desperation and have heard only silence from God?  We are invited as we begin Holy Week to confront the silence of the cross and enter into the passion of our Lord.

In sports, Fathe...

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March 18, 2024 63 mins

On this V Sunday of Lent we begin the period known as Passiontide. You may have noticed the church looked a little different than usual as we veiled the statues for the first time in many years.

As we continue moving towards Holy Week and the celebration of the Lord's Passion, we are called to enter into that suffering with him. 

In sports, we're starting to talk baseball, with Opening Day just around the corner! And get r...

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March 11, 2024 50 mins

We're 3 Sunday away from Easter and as we come into the home stretch of Lent, the call for this week is to embrace the cross. It's only fitting that our church AC went out this Sunday and we were all made to feel a little uncomfortable during Mass. There's a profound lesson to be learned in being comfortable with the uncomfortable!

In the second segment, Jorge finally made it out to an InterMiami soccer match and Fr Manny rec...

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March 4, 2024 53 mins

As we hit the halfway point of Lent, it's a perfect opportunity to pause and reflect: are we any different today than we were on Ash Wednesday? As we hear the Gospel account of Jesus tossing tables in the Temple, take these final weeks of Lent to let the Lord come into your heart and begin to toss tables and drive out sin.

In sports, it was a winning weekend as we continue through the mid-season lull. 

Stay tuned through the end as...

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February 26, 2024 61 mins

It's a pretty wide-ranging episode this week as we cover Sunday's readings, a holocaust survivor's presentation to our school's 6th graders, sacred silence, and learning how to pray.

In sports, we scratch and claw for something to talk about and finally landed on trying to make sense of the upcoming 12-team College Football Playoff format. If you come out of the segment confused, you're in good company!

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February 19, 2024 60 mins

Time and again in the Bible, God enters in covenants with his people.  Today we talk about the promises that God makes to us and if we hold up our end of these covenants. Lent is a time to recommit ourselves to the life we are called to live as Christians.  The ashes we received on Ash Wednesday are a sign of that commitment to keep our end of God's covenant with us.

In the second segment, we are in a sports wasteland, so we dive i...

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February 12, 2024 68 mins

It's Super Bowl Monday and we take the opportunity to dive deep into not just the weekend readings in the leadup to Lent, but also the buzzy "He Gets Us" Super Bowl commercial. The entire Lenten season is a prolonged "Come to Jesus" moment. What is it that we want to bring to Him ahead of our Easter celebrations this year?

Don't forget to like, comment on, rate/review, and share the podcast! Have any questions you'd like Fr. Man...

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January 29, 2024 42 mins

In this week's Gospel we hear Jesus teach with authority. Do we allow Him to the time and space to speak with that same authority in our lives? What does trusting in the Lord really look like in the day-to-day journey of faith?

In sports - Taylor Swift the Chiefs are heading to the Super Bowl against the Niners. We come out firing with some hot takes on both of the Conference Championship Games.

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January 22, 2024 63 mins

In our Season 7 debut we recap the ADOM/COTLF pilgrimage to the March for Life this past weekend before diving into the Sunday readings. Can you recall a time you recognized or responded to the call of the Lord? Cherish that memory and revisit it often!

In sports, we say farewell to the Dolphins and look ahead to the Conference Championship matchups and Super Bowl.

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December 18, 2023 60 mins

It's our Season 6 finale! With one week to go before Christmas, this week is all about JOY, which is the true mark of a Christian. "A joyless Christian is a useless Christian." What is it that brings you joy?

We'll be off until mid-January when we return for Season 7, so we wish all our listeners and friends a blessed final week of Advent, a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year! 

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December 11, 2023 62 mins

With 2 weeks left until Christmas, we hear the call from St. John the Baptist to "make straight the way for the Lord." If we take that message to heart, we can understand it as a call to live an authentic Christianity - one that may be uncomfortable and unpopular, but also one that will bring with it a deep and abiding Peace. As we continue preparing our hearts and homes for Christmas, we discuss what it really means to make a plac...

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We enter into the liturgical season of Advent on Parish Fair weekend, and what a beautiful weekend it was! We reflect on the joys and successes of the Parish Fair and the incredible sense of community that is fostered on those fair grounds. As we begin the Advent journey to Christmas, we break down the first reading from Isaiah. They say it's the hope that kills you, but we couldn't disagree more!

In sports (or what little of it we...

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