Friday, the 1st week of Advent
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 8:30pm when school is in session
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Ambrose
Readings for today’s Mass
One legend about St. Ambrose is that when he was just an infant a swarm of bees landed on him leaving a drop of honey upon his nose. His father declared that this was a mark of future greatness.
St. Ambrose grew up during the 4th century in present day Germany. He was well educated in the subjects of law, literature and rhetoric. He was governor from 372 A.D. until 374 A.D. when he became bishop of Milan. His journey to becoming a bishop is somewhat unusual. When the previous Bishop of Milan died Ambrose attended the election hoping to prevent conflict between two opposing groups, the Nicene Church and the Arians. While he was addressing the assembly they began shouting that he should become bishop. But Ambrose was neither baptized nor trained in theology! He refused their demands and tried to hide. Within a week’s time his hiding location was discovered, he was baptized, and made the bishop of Milan. He was a very generous bishop, donating all he had to the poor. He is also known for converting and baptizing St. Augustine, another famous Doctor of Church.
Let St. Ambrose’s life be an example to us all that even when we doubt what God has called us to do, if we think we don’t have the skills or background to accomplish a task in his name, that God will give us all we need. His plans are far greater than what we can imagine and He will guide us along the way to do great things.