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Jun 2021
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 13, 2021 Readings: Ezekiel 17:22-24; Ps 92:2-3,13-16; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34 We walk by faith, not by sight. These words of St. Paul mean that in the last analysis faith is anchored in a reality that surpasses not only our sense of sight, but the capacity of our mind, and the sum of our experience. That is because faith is anchored in God himself. The classic definition of the First Vatican Council tells us: “Faith, which is the beginning of human salvation, is a supernatural virtue by......

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Corpus Christi
June 05, 2021

Corpus Christi

Fr. Joseph Levine; June 6, 2021 Readings: Ex 24:3-8; Ps 116:12-13,15-18; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16,22-26 When I am lifted up above the earth I will draw all things to myself. (Jn 12:32) The ‘lifting up’...


Trinity Sunday
May 29, 2021

Trinity Sunday

Fr. Joseph Levine; May 30, 2021 Readings: 4:32-34,39-40; Ps 33:4-6,9,18-20,22; Rm 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 In today’s 1st reading Moses calls the people of Israel to reflect upon the goodness that God has shown them, drawing...


Pentecost
May 22, 2021

Pentecost

Fr. Joseph Levine; May 23, 2021 Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1,24,29-31,34; Gal 5:16-25; Jn 15:26-27,16:12-15 Why Pentecost? Or since the word means ‘the fiftieth day’, why did Jesus send the Holy Spirit upon his disciples...


Pentecostés
May 22, 2021

Pentecostés

Padre Joseph Levine; 23 de mayo, 2021 Lecturas: Hechos 2,1-11; Salmo 103,1.24.29-31.34; Gal 5,16-25; Jn 15,26-27;16,12-15 ¿Por qué Pentecostés? O siendo que la palabra significa ‘el quincuagésima día’, ¿por qué Jesús envió al Espíritu Santo...


Ascension of the Lord
May 15, 2021

Ascension of the Lord

Fr. Joseph Levine; May 16, 2021 Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3,6-9; Eph 4:1-13; Mk 16:15-20 What must it have been like for the Apostles after the Lord had been taken from their sight, after the...


5th Sunday of Easter
May 01, 2021

5th Sunday of Easter

Fr. Joseph Levine; May 2, 2021 Readings: Acts 9:26-31; Ps 22:26-28,30-32; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8 Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. The last Sunday that I preached,...


3rd Sunday of Easter
April 17, 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....


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...


Domingo de la Divina Misericordia
April 10, 2021

Domingo de la Divina Misericordia

Padre Joseph Levine; 11 de abril, 2021 Lecturas: Hechos 4,32-35; Salmo 117,2-4.15-16.22-24; 1 Jn 5,1-6; Jn 20,19-31 Nuestra fe es la que nos ha dado la victoria sobre el mundo. Esto no es una fe...