Thursday, the 34th week of Ordinary Time
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 - Clement
Readings for today’s Mass
Throughout our history, the Church has struggled with similar clashes between the sheep and the shepherds. It is evident that such tensions continue today, especially because of the sexual assault scandal. Many are calling for a regime change. Other splinters occur around the issues of the roles of the laity and of women in the Church in light of Vatican II. It's always something!
It is good, now and then, to reflect on another age old reality, the fact that, thru it all, the Church has still held together. Thru much division, reformation and anti-popes, the Church is still the Church. We still stand united by the gospel and the words of Jesus.
Ecclesial turmoil is a good thing for us. It makes us pause and reflect on the gospel anew. It lets us review where we've been and where we are going. It keeps us honest and focused on what the shepherd had to say first and foremost. Sometimes it even reveals the pettiness of our positions.
Today, we are wise to revisit the First Letter to the Church of Corinth. St. Clement needs to remind us of the need to seek healing and unity thru mutual acts of charity - and love.