From The Pastor's Desk

Sep 2021

“Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” (Mk 8:33b) What does God think? For many years, I didn’t care much about what God thinks. But when I faced the death of my wife Maria, I begged Him for mercy. An old friend from high school quoted the following scripture from the Book of Isaiah to me after she died: Let them turn to the LORD to find mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving. For my thoughts are not your thoughts,......

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September 05, 2021

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

By 16 weeks into a pregnancy, hearing structures in the ear are formed possibly enabling the child to hear sounds. Babies in the womb can hear their mother talk at least during the last 10...

August 28, 2021

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts. (Mk 7:6b-7; cf. Is 29:13) “Be doers of the word...

August 07, 2021

Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary

Jezebel, the pagan wife of King Ahab, threatened to kill the prophet Elijah after Elijah ordered the slaughter of the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah who...

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 03, 2021

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; July 4, 2021 Readings: Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123:1-4; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6 In the middle of today’s Gospel reference was made to the brothers and sisters of Jesus; the brothers were...

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 26, 2021

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 27, 2021 Readings: Wis 1:13-15,2:23-24; Ps 30:2,4-6,11-13; 2 Cor 8:7,9,13-15; Mk 5:21-43 In today’s Gospel we heard about a woman who touched the man, Jesus, who is the Son of God...

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 19, 2021

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 20, 2021 Readings: Job 38:1,8-11; Psalm 107:23-26,28-31; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41 The modern imagination is very much shaped by the modern scientific view of the world, but the scientific view...

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 12, 2021

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 13, 2021 Readings: Ezekiel 17:22-24; Ps 92:2-3,13-16; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34 We walk by faith, not by sight. These words of St. Paul mean that in the last analysis faith...

Corpus Christi
June 05, 2021

Corpus Christi

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 6, 2021 Readings: Ex 24:3-8; Ps 116:12-13,15-18; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16,22-26 When I am lifted up above the earth I will draw all things to myself. (Jn 12:32) The ‘lifting up’...