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4-18-21 - 3rd Sunday of Easter - Fr. Leo

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 4/16/21

3rd Easter - Fr. Leo

“Jesus Christ the righteous one. He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.  The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments.” (1Jn)

The first point of this ... Read More »

4-12-21 - 2nd Easter - Fr. Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 3/31/21

2nd Easter - Fr. Leo

Today’s Gospel from John (20:19-31) tells of a couple of the first appearances of the Risen Christ to the disciples. In both visits, the Lord begins by saying, “Peace be with you.”  Every time we pause to pray, the first words for us to ... Read More »

April 4 - Easter - Fr. Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 3/26/21

Easter - Fr. Leo

Easter Vigil - Mark 16:1-7

The three women, Mary Magdalene,  Mary, the mother of, James, and Salome, were amazed when they reached Jesus' tomb.  Amazed that a huge stone had been moved to the side only to find a young man in a white robe ... Read More »

3-28-21 - Palm Sunday - Fr. Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 3/24/21

Palm Sunday - Fr. Leo

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again! 

This is the mystery of our faith.  These three simple phrases capture the heart of Christian discipleship.  It is this mystery we remember and make real through our Holy Week celebrations of the Easter ... Read More »

3-21-21 - 5th Lent - Fr Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 3/18/21

5th Sunday of Lent - Fr. Leo

“I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts: I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”  This is the new covenant the Lord establishes in us through the forgiveness of our sin.  Because of ... Read More »

3-14-21 - 4th Lent - Fr. Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 3/09/21

4th Sunday of Lent - Fr. Leo

Nicodemus is an influential Jew who is sympathetic to Jesus.  He comes to Jesus at night to get to know him.  Jesus explains himself through Jewish scripture, the only scripture that there was. He says, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent- Fr. Leo

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 3/07/21

3rd Sunday of Lent - Fr. Leo

Jesus came to bring humanity back to God through the gift of the Holy Spirit.  He is against anything that stands in the way of his Father’s will.  From today’s gospel we see that that includes some of the cultic practices of ... Read More »

2-28-21 - 2nd Lent - Fr. Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 2/23/21

2nd Sunday of Lent - Fr. Leo

The image of Abraham about to sacrifice his only son is a disturbing one, it strikes at the core of what our hearts tell us is good.  At least Rembrandt depicts this scene with Isaac’s face being covered by Abraham’s left hand. ... Read More »

2-21-21 - 1st Sunday of Lent - Fr. Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 2/18/21

1ST Sunday of Lent - Fr. Leo

On Wednesday we entered this holy season of Lent, a ‘spring’ time of renewal.   As we move through these forty days to Easter, crowned by the celebration of Pentecost, we are being  given the opportunity to come to know the Lord ... Read More »

2-14-21 - 6th Sunday OT - Fr. Leo Schneider

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 2/09/21

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

In the book of Leviticus we are given the law about lepers.  If one is confirmed with leprosy, he or she is to dwell outside the camp, make their appearance noticeably different, and announce themselves “unclean,” where ever they go. There ... Read More »