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Apr 2021
3rd Sunday of Easter

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 18, 2021 Readings: Act 3:13-15,17-19; Psalm 4:2,4,7-9; 1 Jn 2:1-5; Lk 24:35-48 Last Sunday I spoke about the solid reality of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. He is no mere ghost. He showed to his Apostles that he, whom they had seen crucified, was again a living man, with flesh and bones, never to die again. This is the solid reality that lies at the foundation of our faith. This is a life-changing reality because it is a life-giving reality. Jesus then commissioned his Apostles as his witnesses......

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Divine Mercy Sunday
April 10, 2021

Divine Mercy Sunday

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 11, 2021 Readings: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31 The victory that conquers the world is our faith. It is not just any old ‘faith’ that conquers the...


Easter Sunday
April 04, 2021

Easter Sunday

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 4, 2021 Jesus Christ is the victor over sin and death. That is our faith. By his suffering and death on the Cross he gave meaning and purpose to our suffering...


Viernes Santo
April 02, 2021

Viernes Santo

Padre Joseph Levine; 2 de abril, 2021 El domingo de Ramos oímos el narrativo de la Pasión de Jesús según San Marcos. En este narrativo, luego antes de decir que Pedro lo negaría y luego...


Holy Thursday
April 01, 2021

Holy Thursday

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 1, 2021 Holy Thursday is a light in the darkness of Holy Week. Holy Thursday comes to us from the Apostles. Or better, from Holy Thursday, through the Apostles, we receive...


Palm Sunday
March 27, 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...


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?...


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...


5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 06, 2021

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; February 7, 2021 Readings: Job 7:1-4,6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:6-19,22-23; Mk 1:29-39 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. (1 Jn 3:8) Last...


4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 31, 2021

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 31, 2021 Readings: Dt 18:15-20; Ps 95:1-2,6-9; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28 What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? The answer to...