Sermons by Rev. Father Joseph Levine


2nd Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | March 20, 2019

Preached March 17, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today, early in the Lent, we meet with readings that do not seem typical for the season. Except for the brief warning found in...


1st Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | March 11, 2019

Preached March 10, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the devil for forty days. So also, led by the Holy Spirit,...


7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | February 26, 2019

Preached February 24, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon St. Paul writes in one place: rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. (Rm 12:15) In another place he gives the...


5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | February 13, 2019

Preached February 10, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s 1st reading we meet with one of the great theophanies or visions of God recorded in the Old Testament. The theophany takes...


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4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | February 04, 2019

Preached February 3, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon We meet with a rather unusual juxtaposition of readings in today’s Mass. For bookends we have the 1st reading from Jeremiah and the Gospel....


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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | January 28, 2019

Preached January 26, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon I am not impressed by computers and smart phones. Though they can serve as instruments for the communication of human knowledge, they are dumb...


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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | January 21, 2019

Preached January 20, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ works a miracle – his first – performing thereby a simple act of kindness for a couple on their wedding...