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Fr. Leo- 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 9/27/20

26th Sunday - Fr. Leo

As I read today’s Gospel about the two brothers, one who says he won’t do the father’s will and does, and the other who says he will, and doesn’t, I think the same can be said of those who say they are Christian.  We ... Read More »

Fr. Leo 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 9/20/20

25th Sunday - Fr. Leo

“As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways.” (IS 55:9)

These words at the end of our first reading this morning prepare us to receive the Gospel with openness.  God’s ways are not always understandable ... Read More »

Fr. Leo- 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 9/06/20

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

In imitation of Christ, we are called to love God with our whole being, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  This sums up the Christian way of life.  Animated by the Spirit God bestows on us we strive to live ... Read More »

Fr. Leo- 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 8/30/20

22nd Sunday - Fr. Leo

Our first reading opens with a pious recognition of Jeremiah’s gift of prophesy.  I love his opening line, “You duped me, O Lord, and I let myself be duped.”  This expresses his deep and profound passion for God’s truth.  Though he would like to ... Read More »

August 9, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 8/04/20

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time- Fr. Leo

Today’s gospel picks up where we left off last Sunday.  Jesus has just fed the five thousand, not including women and children, and dismissed them to go home.  Jesus sends his disciples to go to the other side of the lake where ... Read More »

August 2, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 7/29/20

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time- Fr. Leo

Today’s gospel from St. Matthew includes the account of Jesus feeding the five-thousand.  After mourning St. John’s death, and sensing his own destiny in that, he returned to the shore and was moved with pity, not for himself, but for the people.  ... Read More »

July 26, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 7/21/20

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time- Fr. Leo

God gives us insight in how to pray in our first reading from the Book of Kings as He teaches through the example of Solomon.  God invites Solomon in a dream, from another dimension, to ask for anything he wants.  Solomon, in ... Read More »

July 19, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 7/17/20

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo 

The contemplative Trappist, mystic, and writer, Fr. Thomas Keating, has written many books on prayer and the spiritual life.  A theme that pops up again and again in his works is the teaching that God’s greatest desire is to love us. ... Read More »

Fr. Leo, July 12, 2020

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 7/11/20

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

The two verses from chapter fifty-five of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah unveils the reality that God has come to earth, in the Word, to redeem all things through his infinite and unending love.  In the Gospel from Matthew the ... Read More »

Fr. Leo, July 5th, 2020

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 7/03/20

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

“You are not in the flesh;on the contrary, you are in the spirit,if only the Spirit of God dwells in you.” (Romans)

These words from our second reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans, expresses a theme dear to Paul in ... Read More »