Tuesday, the 9th 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 - Boniface
Readings for today’s Mass
What strikes me about Boniface is his courage, the ability, with the grace of God, to choose and do the good, to move toward what is life-giving, in the face of fear, harm, threats, abuse, or even death. The word courage comes from the French word coeur, meaning "heart." Courage springs from our heart, our innermost convictions and beliefs. No convictions = no courage.
Courage is a virtue we can nourish by strengthening our convictions, praying, deepening our commitments to the good. Eleanor Roosevelt remarked: "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'If I lived through this horror, I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." We admire the virtue of courage, but it does not spring into action automatically unless we have nurtured it.