Friday, the 12th 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 - Peter & Paul
Readings for today’s Mass
We too, by our baptism, are chosen by God to proclaim the Gospel. How we live this out is unique to each and every one of us. As we see in today’s first reading, just because we answer God’s call to live out the Gospel in our daily lives doesn’t always mean that it will be easy. Peter was imprisoned and waiting for death, yet he still remained faithful. One particular line from Acts stood out to me: Peter thus was being kept in prison, but prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God on his behalf.
In a dark and trying time Peter was being prayed for by others. So too is it for us today. Perhaps those closest to you are praying for you as on your journey of faith, maybe without us even knowing it! Through our daily and weekly intercessions said at Mass we pray for the world, community, and local parish. Let us not forget that if we are experiencing struggles in our lives to reach out to others and ask for their prayers. Prayer is a powerful tool to help get through the tough times. It draws us together and unites us. Much like the prayers of the faithful Church helped to set St Peter free from his physical chains it too can free us from the chains of sorrow and struggle.