Tuesday, the 17th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day -
Readings for today’s Mass
When he was finally able, Ignatius set out on pilgrimage, shed his armor and sword, and begged his way to Rome and the Holy Land. He gradually determined to become a "soldier" of Christ. Trouble was, he was marginally literate. So, in his thirties, he began studying with boys a fraction his age. Even so, he preached the Gospels and eventually ended up with a masters degree from the U. of Paris. By this time a group of followers had joined him. During the rest of his life, his fellow Jesuits grew to over 1,000, founding colleges and spreading the Word of God all over the world.
All for the greater glory of God became the mission of Jesuits then and now. The community is the largest religious order of men today (18,000). Central to this mission and Jesuit life is this prayer written by Ignatius: Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. All is yours. Dispose of it wholly according to your will. Give me your love and your grace. That is enough for me.