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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 »

June 28, 2020

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 6/27/20

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” (MT)

Jesus is very demanding in today’s Gospel from Matthew.  The Lord wants our full ... Read More »

June 21, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 6/17/20

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”  (MT 10:32-33)

What does it mean to acknowledge Christ before others?  Or to deny him?

Saying, I ... Read More »

June 14, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 6/17/20

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - Fr. Leo

The term “Body of Christ,” can have many meanings.  In using the term, we may be referring to the Eucharist as the “Body of Christ.”  Or we may think of the Church as the “Body of Christ.”  Some ... Read More »

June 7- Most Holy Trinity Sunday

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 6/06/20