With Hope We Wait for Him to Come Again

Mount of Beatitudes

First Sunday of Advent

We know that in our own individual lives when we are obedient to God, we are blessed.  Are we not? And when we are disobedient to the Commandments of God, we reap destruction.  And our lives begin to spiral downward into all types of desolation.  And that is what produces destruction.

If We Have Died with Christ We Shall also Live with Him


On October 16-17, 2015, St. John Neumann parish in Gaithersburg, MD celebrated a Mini-Congress on the Family with the title “Let Us Build A Civilization of Love: The Gift and Task of the Second Vatican Council for Our Families. The Congress had acclaimed speakers such as Dr. Helen Alvaré and Dr. Scott Hahn. Fr. Avelino gave a reflection during the Mini-Congress entitled, St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans and the Radical Call to Holiness of Life.

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Reading:  LV 13:1-2, 44-46

Psalm:  PS 32:1-2, 5, 11

Second Reading:  1 COR 10:31—11:1

Gospel:  MK 1:40-45




Healing the Leper“Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.”