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May 2020
Message for Pentecost Sunday

Fr. Joseph Levine; Sunday, May 31, 2020 Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; 1 Cor 12:3b-7,12-13; Jn 20:19-23 The miracle of Pentecost is not that of people speaking in unknown tongues, but of people of different languages receiving the gift of a common understanding of the mighty works of God in Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man. The miracle of understanding begins with the Apostles and disciples who, quite notably, had previously been incapable of understanding Jesus. When the mighty wind of Pentecost and tongues of fire came upon them, all......

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Message for the Ascension of the Lord
May 23, 2020

Message for the Ascension of the Lord

Fr. Joseph Levine; Sunday, May 24, 2020 Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3,6-,8-9; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20 God mounts his throne to shouts of joy. The one who mounts the throne of God is Jesus Christ,...


Message for 6th Sunday of Easter
May 16, 2020

Message for 6th Sunday of Easter

Fr. Joseph Levine; May 17, 2020 Readings: Acts 8:5-8,14-17; Ps 66:1-7,16,20; 1 Pe 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21 Even if you should suffer because of righteousness, blessed are you. Do not fear what they fear, but sanctify...


Message for the 5th Sunday of Easter
May 09, 2020

Message for the 5th Sunday of Easter

Fr. Joseph Levine; May 10, 2020 Readings: Acts 6:1-7; Ps 331-2,4-5,19-19; 1 Pe 2:4-9; Jn 14:1-12 The Catholic religion, the religion of Jesus Christ, is very much a flesh and blood religion, a religion of...


Message for the 4th Sunday of Easter
May 01, 2020

Message for the 4th Sunday of Easter

Fr. Joseph Levine; May 3, 2020 Readings: Acts 21:14a,36-41; Psalm 23:1-6; 1 Pe 2:20b-25; Jn 10:1-10 One thing that the present pandemic should reveal to us is the radical deficit of truth telling, even in...


3rd Sunday of Easter
April 25, 2020

3rd Sunday of Easter

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 26, 2020 Readings: Acts 2:14,22-33; Ps 16:1-2,5,7-8,9-10,11; 1 Pe 1:17-21; Lk 24:13-35 In today’s Gospel we heard how on the first Easter Sunday two of Jesus’ disciples were walking downcast and...


Divine Mercy Sunday
April 18, 2020

Divine Mercy Sunday

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 19, 2020 Readings: Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 Pe 1:3-9; Jn20:19-31 On Easter Sunday, I wrote about the need to live by a faith the elevates us above passion and emotion,...


Message for Easter Sunday
April 11, 2020

Message for Easter Sunday

Fr. Joseph Levine; April 12, 2020 Readings: Acts 10:34a,37-43; Ps 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9 This year, as public Masses remain shut down because of the pandemic, we celebrate an Easter...


Mensaje para el Domingo de Ramos
April 04, 2020

Mensaje para el Domingo de Ramos

Padre Joseph Levine; 5 de abril, 2020 Lecturas: Is 50,4-7; Ps 22,2.8-9.17-18.19-20.23-24; Fil 2,6-11; Mt 26,14-27,66 Velen y oren, para no caer en la tentación. Las palabras que Jesús hablo a San Pedro en el...


Mensaje para el 5º Domingo de Cuaresma
March 28, 2020

Mensaje para el 5º Domingo de Cuaresma

Padre Joseph Levine; 29 de marzo, 2020. Lecturas: Ez 37,12-14; Sal 130,1-8; Rm 8,8-11; Jn 11,1-45 Jesús se puso a llorar. Jesús se puso a llorar por causa de la muerte de Lázaro, aunque bien...