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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

May 31, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 5/21/20

Pentecost - Fr. Leo

God with us, is the Holy Spirit with us?  In the Spirit, is the Father and the Son.  The mode of God’s presence, if you will, is the Spirit, the uncreated energy of God pouring fourth into us from God’s ecstatic love for all creation.  ... Read More »

May 24, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 5/19/20

Ascension of the Lord - Fr. Leo

After Jesus’ death and resurrection, he appeared to his disciples to affirm his resurrection, and to instruct them about their mission to share their faith.  All this in preparation for the gift of the Spirit that would inspire them and direct them ... Read More »

May 17, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 5/13/20

6th Easter  - Fr. Leo

Last week, I mentioned that the Father loves us infinitely and unconditionally.  His love was manifested in his Son, Jesus Christ, who out of love for the Father and for us gave his own life.  Jesus did this, not to guilt us into different ... Read More »

May 10, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 5/06/20

5th Easter  - Fr. Leo

In the Creed, we profess “God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.”  We believe God created all things, and in Genesis, we learn he created us in his image and breathed his own life into us.  Thus, we are the children of ... Read More »

May 3, 2020

Posted by Jennifer Stephan on 5/06/20

4th Easter  - Fr. Leo

The sheep follow the shepherd, because they recognize his voice.  They will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.

The shepherd is the true voice who speaks God’s truth and love.  Jesus ... Read More »