A thought for the day
Tuesday, the 23rd week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, - 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 - Cyprian
Readings for today’s Mass
Unfortunately, our culture too often uses "power" to mean "power over" other people. That is only one kind of power. The word itself comes from the Latin word posser, meaning "to be able." Power can be destructive (think: dropping chemical weapons on refugees; scamming elderly folks) or it can be constructive (Jesus healing people; parishioners feeding folks at the Salvation Army). All of us have power; we are "able" to do things.
So, the Gospel challenges us to be powerful -- to exert our ability for people (feeding the hungry; housing the homeless; simply being kind to someone sad) or exerting our power with people (working with a group on a clothing drive, attending a memorial service for someone who died). Power comes out of us too. The key question is what kind of power.