Sermons by Rev. Father Joseph Levine


5th Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | May 21, 2019

Preached May 19, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today’s 2nd reading gives us a vision of unsurpassed beauty; it is the beauty of hope that is perfectly fulfilled; it is the beauty...


4th Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | May 13, 2019

Preached May 11, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let me start off today with an advertisement. We have a parish subscription for “Formed”, which is a sort of Catholic “Netflix”, with an...


Divine Mercy Sunday

Speaker: | April 29, 2019

Preached April 28. 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today’s 1st reading seems most unreal; because of its unreality it could seem a rebuke to the Catholic Church and even a challenge to...


Easter Sunday

Speaker: | April 23, 2019

Preached April 21, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Peter and John come to the empty tomb – the tomb is empty; death is empty; death has been defeated. Inside the empty tomb...


Easter Vigil

Speaker: | April 23, 2019

Preached April 20, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The account of creation shows us a perfect world, coming forth from the word of God, the Creator. If we were to attend well...


Good Friday

Speaker: | April 23, 2019

Preached April 19, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus, stood at the foot of the Cross, she watched her Son die, she watched the soldier pierce...


Holy Thursday

Speaker: | April 23, 2019

Preached April 18, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon People say that Jesus did not start a religion; they are wrong and tonight’s celebration is the proof. The religion of Jesus Christ is...


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Palm Sunday

Speaker: | April 15, 2019

Preached April 14, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon We have just listened to the Passion narrative of St. Luke. I will make a few brief remarks, but first, let me apologize for...


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5th Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | April 08, 2019

Preached April 7, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday we heard the well-known parable of the prodigal son. The prodigal son returns home, is welcomed by his father, restored to his...


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4th Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | April 01, 2019

Preached March 31, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon We have just heard the well-known and much beloved Parable of the Prodigal Son. We could look at this parable from the perspective of...