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Jan 2021
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 24, 2021 Readings: Jonah 3:1-5,10; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20 Forty days more and Nineveh will be destroyed. That was Jonah’s message. He didn’t want to preach it. He had tried to escape God by getting on a ship and going in the other direction, but God sent a storm upon the ship; the crew had to throw Jonah overboard; he was swallowed by a whale and after three days in the belly of the whale he was cast up again on land. At that point......

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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 17, 2021

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 17, 2021 Readings: 1 Sam 3:3-10,19; Ps 40:2,4,7-10; 1 Cor 6:13-15,17-20; Jn 1:35-42 Both today’s 1st reading and Gospel give us accounts of beautiful, intensely personal meetings with the Lord. In...


The Baptism of the Lord
January 09, 2021

The Baptism of the Lord

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 10, 2021 Readings: Is 55:1-11; Is 12:2-6; 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1:7-11 The account of Jesus’ baptism is very short and simple but filled with depth and richness of meaning. The...


Bautismo del Señor
January 09, 2021

Bautismo del Señor

Padre Joseph Levine; 10 de enero, 2021 Lecturas: Is 55,1-11; Is 12,1-6; Jn 5,1-9; Mc 1,7-11 El narrativo del bautismo de Jesús es muy breve y simples pero el sentido del misterio es muy profundo....


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...


Holy Mother of God
January 02, 2021

Holy Mother of God

Fr. Joseph Levine; January 1, 2021 Readings: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3,5-6,8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 In 431 AD the Bishops of the Catholic Church met for the 3rd ecumenical council in the city of Ephesus,...


3rd Sunday of Advent
December 12, 2020

3rd Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Levine; December 13, 2020 Readings: Is 61:1-2, 10-11; Lk 46-50,53-54; 1 Th 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8,19-28 On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, “Gaudete Sunday”, the joyful Sunday of Advent, the penitential purple is changed...


2nd Sunday of Advent
December 05, 2020

2nd Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Levine; December 6, 2020 Readings: Is 40:1-5,9-11; Ps 85:9-14; 2 Pe 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8 Jesus Christ, because he is the Son of God made man, is also the eternal One made man. He...


Christ the King
November 21, 2020

Christ the King

Fr. Joseph Levine; November 22, 2020 Readings: Ez 34:11-12,15-17; Ps 23:1-3,5-6; 1 Cor 15:20-26-28; Mt 25:31-46 Thus says the Lord God: I myself will look after and tend my sheep … I will judge between...


33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
November 14, 2020

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; November 15, 2020 Readings: Pr 31:10-13,19-20,30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Th 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 When people are saying, ‘Peace and security,’ then sudden disaster comes upon them. The people St. Paul is referring...