From The Pastor's Desk

Sep 2021

The essence of Divine Providence is the gift of life. The Lord is the giver of life. The Black Death was the deadliest pandemic in recorded history. It killed an estimated 75-200 million people from the years 1346-1353. Amid all the death in Europe, Africa, and Asia, a literary-spiritual work was written: the Ars moriendi and the Ars viviendi. Ars moriendi means the art or skill of dying, and Ars viviendi is the art or skill of living. Both despair and presumption can destroy the soul. Faith, hope, and love nurture the......

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September 12, 2021

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“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...

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 22, 2021

Vigésimo Primer Domingo Ordinario

En la celebración de la Asunción de nuestra Santísima Madre el domingo pasado, vimos que la santidad significa fidelidad y obediencia a la voluntad de Dios. “La perfección se alcanza solo mediante la cooperación con...

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...

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...