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Mar 2021
Palm Sunday

Fr. Joseph Levine; March 28, 2021 Last Sunday I spoke about the intensity of Christ’s suffering and death, the greatness of the person who suffered and died for us, no less than the very Son of God, and the great good it has brought to us, forgiveness of sins, the life of grace, and eternal salvation. Christ’s Cross also reveals the gravity of our own sins because Christ suffered and died to expiate our sins. We, however, tend to make light of our own sins. Indeed, in 1946 in a radio address......

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5th Sunday of Lent
March 20, 2021

5th Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Levine; March 21, 2021 Readings: Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4,12-15; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33 In the days when Christ Jesus was in the flesh, he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears,...


4º Domingo de Cuaresma
March 13, 2021

4º Domingo de Cuaresma

Padre Joseph Levine; 14 de marzo, 2021 Lecturas: 2 Cr 36,14-16.19-23; Salmo 136,1-6; Ef 2,4-10; Jn 3,14-21 ¡Alégrate, Jerusalén! Estas palabras empiezan la antífona de la entrada de hoy y dan el nombre a este...


4th Sunday of Lent
March 13, 2021

4th Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Levine; March 14, 2021 Readings: 2 Chr 36:14-16,19-23; Ps 137:1-6; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21 Rejoice, Jerusalem! Those are the words that begin the entrance antiphon today, that make this to be the joyful...


3rd Sunday of Lent
March 07, 2021

3rd Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Levine; March 7, 2021 Readings: Ex 20,1-17; Ps 19,8-11; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25 In today’s 1st reading we heard God’s proclamation of the Ten Commandments to all the people; yes, all the...


2nd Sunday of Lent
February 28, 2021

2nd Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Levine; February 28, 2021 Readings: Gen 22:1-2,9-13,15-18; Ps 116:10,15-19; Rm 8:31-34; Mk 9:12-10 “Why bother?” What, finally, is the point of all the works of fasting and self-denial that we undertake during Lent?...


2º Domingo de Cuaresma
February 28, 2021

2º Domingo de Cuaresma

Padre Joseph Levine; 28 de febrero, 2021 Lecturas: Gen 22,1-2.9-13.15-18; Salmo 115,10.15-19; Rom 8,31-34; Mc 9,2-10 ¿Qué importa? ¿Al final, por qué hacemos las obras de ayuno y negación de si mismo durante el tiempo...


1st Sunday of Lent
February 20, 2021

1st Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Levine; February 21, 2021 Readings: Gen 9:8-15; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Pe 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15 The Gospel today starts off with some stunning words: The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert. It could...


6º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
February 13, 2021

6º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Padre Joseph Levine; 14 de febrero, 2021 Lecturas: Lv 13,1-2.44-46; Salmo 31,1-2.5.11; 1 Cor 10,31-11,1; Mc 1,40-45 Los últimos dos domingos he hablado de que Jesús vino para deshacer las obras del diablo y que...


6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 13, 2021

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; February 14, 2021 Readings: Lv 13:1-2,44-46; Ps 32:1-2,5,11; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45 The past two Sundays I have spoken about Jesus coming to destroy the works of the devil and part...