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Jan 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 mystery of his baptism is actually part of the mystery of the Epiphany, the manifestation to the nations of the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. Indeed, this is where the mystery of the Epiphany quite literally touches our lives. First off, we need to know that Jesus did not need to be baptized any......

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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,...


4th Sunday of Advent
December 19, 2020

4th Sunday of Advent

Fr. Joseph Levine; December 20, 2020 Not all Scripture is created equal. In revealing to us the plan of divine providence, Scripture contains a record of God’s promises in the Old Testament and the New...


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...


30th Sunday of Ordinary Time
October 24, 2020

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; October 25, 2020 Readings: Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-4;47,51; 1 Th 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40 Love your neighbor as yourself. That is what is most important right? It doesn’t matter what you believe, just...


30º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
October 24, 2020

30º Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Padre Joseph Levine; 25 de octubre, 2020 Lecturas: Ex 22,20-26; Salmo 17,2-4.47.51; 1 Tes 1,5-10; Mt 22,34-40 En el evangelio de hoy Jesús resume toda la ley de Dios por dos mandamientos: Amarás al Señor,...


29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
October 17, 2020

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph Levine; October 18, 2020 Readings: Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96:1,3-5,7-10; 1 Th 1:1-5; Mt 22:15-21 With just two weeks left before the election, when everyone is weary of politics and wishing we were...