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Sep 2020
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; September 27, 2020 Readings: Ez 18:25-28; Psalm 25:4-9; Ph 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32 Both today’s 1st reading and today’s Gospel put the focus on doing the will of God; whatever we have done in the past, so long as we are in this life it is not too late to be converted to the will of God. Today’s 2nd reading reinforces this point by showing us the example of Jesus who became obedient unto death, even death on a Cross. I will return to this subject of obedience in more......

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25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
September 19, 2020

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; September 20, 2020 Readings: Is 55:6-9; Psalm 145:2-3,8-9,17-18; Ph 1:20-24,27; Mt 20:1-16 Seek the Lord while he may be found. That suggests there might be a time when it will no longer...


Message for 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time
September 12, 2020

Message for 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; September 13, 2020 Readings: Sirach 27:30-28:7; Psalm 103:1-4,9-12; Rm 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35 Today’s 1st reading and Gospel complement each other with the themes of anger and forgiveness. Our 1st reading gives us...


21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 22, 2020

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time Fr. Joseph Levine; August 23, 2020 Readings: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138:1-3,6,8; Rm 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20 You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates...


19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 08, 2020

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; August 9, 2020 Readings: 1 Kg 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Rm 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33 In today’s 1st reading we hear about the prophet Elijah hearing the voice of God in a still...


18th Sunday of Ordinary Time
August 01, 2020

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; August 2, 2020 Readings: Is 55:1-3, Ps 145:8-9, 15-18; Rm 8:35,37-39; Mt 14:13-21 In 304 AD, during the persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, 49 Christians of Abitina in modern day Tunisia,...


17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 25, 2020

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; July 26, 2020 Readings: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:52, 72, 76-77, 127-130; Rm 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 One characteristic of our times is the loss of confidence in the various institutions that...


16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 18, 2020

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; July 19, 2020 Readings: Wis 12:13,16-19; Ps 86:5-6,9-10,15-16; Rm 8:26-27; Mt 13:24-43 The parable of the wheat and the weeds that we have heard today addresses one of the most basic problems...


15th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 11, 2020

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; July 12, 2020 Readings: Is 55:10-11; Ps 65:10-14; Rm 8:18-23; Mt 13:1-23 My word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent...