Saturday, the 2nd week of Lent
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Katharine Drexel
Readings for today’s Mass
Remember the Empty space Man? The Newman promo guy with the hole in his belly? That empty space represents a place within each of us that only God can fill. We try to fill it with a lot of other stuff, but somehow it always ends up empty.
Today's saint, Katharine Drexel is a real life example of what i will call the Empty Space Woman. Coming from an extremely affluent background that could provide her with everything she could ever dream of, Katharine learned early that the only thing that could satisfy her hunger and fill the empty space was her life dedicated in service to God. She founded an order of religious women and committed herself to a life of simplicity so that others might have something. It cost her millions.
The pastor of a mega prosperity-gospel church in Texas gets criticized for his opulent and extravagant lifestyle. But not all of the rich and famous steer clear of generosity and benevolence. After 23 years, Dolly Parton was recently recognized for providing one hundred million books to promote child literacy and grow young imaginations. Katharine Drexel was one of those - way ahead of her time.
Philanthropically, most of us cannot complete with Drexel or Parton, but even those of limited means can offer something. We can all do that. Mother Teresa once said it very well: If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.