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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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Good Friday
April 02, 2021

Good Friday

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 2, 2021 On Palm Sunday, when we listened to the Passion according to St. Mark, we heard Jesus say, shortly before entering Gethsemane and immediately before announcing St. Peter’s denial, All...


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...


4th Sunday of Lent
March 13, 2021

4th Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Levine; March 14, 2021 Readings: 2 Chr 36:14-16,19-23; Ps 137:1-6; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21 Rejoice, Jerusalem! Those are the words that begin the entrance antiphon today, that make this to be the joyful...


3rd Sunday of Lent
March 07, 2021

3rd Sunday of Lent

Fr. Joseph Levine; March 7, 2021 Readings: Ex 20,1-17; Ps 19,8-11; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25 In today’s 1st reading we heard God’s proclamation of the Ten Commandments to all the people; yes, all the...


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...


6º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
February 13, 2021

6º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Padre Joseph Levine; 14 de febrero, 2021 Lecturas: Lv 13,1-2.44-46; Salmo 31,1-2.5.11; 1 Cor 10,31-11,1; Mc 1,40-45 Los últimos dos domingos he hablado de que Jesús vino para deshacer las obras del diablo y que...


6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 13, 2021

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; February 14, 2021 Readings: Lv 13:1-2,44-46; Ps 32:1-2,5,11; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45 The past two Sundays I have spoken about Jesus coming to destroy the works of the devil and part...


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...