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Jan 2021
The Baptism of the Lord

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 10, 2021 Readings: Is 55:1-11; Is 12:2-6; 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1:7-11 The account of Jesus’ baptism is very short and simple but filled with depth and richness of meaning. The mystery of his baptism is actually part of the mystery of the Epiphany, the manifestation to the nations of the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. Indeed, this is where the mystery of the Epiphany quite literally touches our lives. First off, we need to know that Jesus did not need to be baptized any......

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Epiphany
January 03, 2021

Epiphany

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 3, 2021 Readings: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2,7-8,10-13; Eph 3:2-3,5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany. The word ‘epiphany’ means ‘manifestation’ or ‘revelation’; the feast celebrates the manifestation...


Holy Mother of God
January 02, 2021

Holy Mother of God

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 1, 2021 Readings: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3,5-6,8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 In 431 AD the Bishops of the Catholic Church met for the 3rd ecumenical council in the city of Ephesus,...


The Holy Family
December 27, 2020

The Holy Family

The Holy Family Fr. Joseph Levine; December 27, 2020 Readings: Sir 3:2-6,12-14; Ps 128:1-5; Col 13:12-21; Lk 2:22-40 Today, on this Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. A...


Christmas
December 25, 2020

Christmas

Fr. Joseph Levine; December 25, 2020 Today we celebrate the birth of Christ the Savior. He came to give his life on the Cross to save us from sin and death. Today, we celebrate his...


4th Sunday of Advent
December 19, 2020

4th Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Levine; December 20, 2020 Not all Scripture is created equal. In revealing to us the plan of divine providence, Scripture contains a record of God’s promises in the Old Testament and the New...


3rd Sunday of Advent
December 12, 2020

3rd Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Levine; December 13, 2020 Readings: Is 61:1-2, 10-11; Lk 46-50,53-54; 1 Th 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8,19-28 On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, “Gaudete Sunday”, the joyful Sunday of Advent, the penitential purple is changed...


2nd Sunday of Advent
December 05, 2020

2nd Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Levine; December 6, 2020 Readings: Is 40:1-5,9-11; Ps 85:9-14; 2 Pe 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8 Jesus Christ, because he is the Son of God made man, is also the eternal One made man. He...


Christ the King
November 21, 2020

Christ the King

Fr. Joseph Levine; November 22, 2020 Readings: Ez 34:11-12,15-17; Ps 23:1-3,5-6; 1 Cor 15:20-26-28; Mt 25:31-46 Thus says the Lord God: I myself will look after and tend my sheep … I will judge between...


33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
November 14, 2020

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; November 15, 2020 Readings: Pr 31:10-13,19-20,30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Th 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 When people are saying, ‘Peace and security,’ then sudden disaster comes upon them. The people St. Paul is referring...