Saturday, the 22nd week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Peter Claver
Readings for today’s Mass
For me, this is a challenge and something i have to do every day. The temptation to revert to an alienated and hostile mind is always present. i am in need of a lot of salvation, so i always invite students to pray for my soul. Unlike some Christian beliefs that get you saved one time and forever, Catholics are aware of our shortcomings and therefore, the ongoing need for daily conversion. Turning it around doesn't often happen in an instant, (Paul had the advantage there) rather, by degrees over the span of a lifetime. That is what we remain faithful to, the process, our ongoing metanoia and change in our ways.
So, back to Paul's letter, the doors of the kingdom are always open to those who remain faithful and persevere. Mother Teresa taught a great lesson when she said God did not ask her to be successful, she was asked to be faithful.
Take a minute to examine your life. Where do you most need conversion? What are your greatest struggles? You might bring that with you the next time you seek out the sacrament of reconciliation. And you should still pray for my soul.
Don't forget about tomorrow's 11:15 Mass at Myrick and the giant picnic in the park.