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...

July 31, 2021

Eighteenth Sunday Ordinary Time

“…seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its...

July 24, 2021

Homily Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary B

The Gospel according to John has four parts:  The Prologue, The Book of Signs, The Book of Glory, and the Epilogue.  In the Book of Signs Jesus performs seven signs, and the feeding of the...

July 17, 2021

July 18th 2021

I was friends with a Cistercian monk when I attended Seminary. I went to his monastery with him every Thanksgiving when I was at the Seminary. The monks raised sheep. One time I went out...

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...

13º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
June 26, 2021

13º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Padre Joseph Levine; 27 de julio, 2021 Lecturas: Sb 1,13-15; 2,23-24; Salmo 29,2.4-6.11-13; 2 Cor 8,7.9.13-15; Mc 5,21-43 En el evangelio de hoy oímos de una mujer que tocó al hombre Jesús que se el...