Sunday, the 20th 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 - John Eudes
Readings for today’s Mass
In today's first reading Wisdom is personified as someone who has prepared a feast and offers the invitation to come and eat, to take in the wisdom she has to offer. Let whoever is simple turn in here. To the one who lacks understanding, she says, Come, eat of my food, and drink of the wine I have mixed! Forsake foolishness that you may live; advance in the way of understanding. You are what you eat. In this case, you become learned and wise.
Paul continues the theme in the second reading: Do not continue in ignorance,
but try to understand what is the will of the Lord. Do not drink the wine of debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, Forget about drinking earthly delights. Instead, drink deeply of the spiritual fruit of the Lord. You are what you eat. Take in spiritual food that you might become holy.
But when it comes to Jesus' invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood, some can be totally grossed out. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. Rather graphic with no attempt to finesse. But remember, you are what you eat. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.
Everytime we receive the Eucharist at Mass, we take in the body and blood of Christ. When we receive Christ into our bodies, he becomes part of us. Inviting Jesus in to be part of us is accompanied by the proclamation of his word and message which tells us who Jesus really is. In receiving his body, we also internalize his teaching; we become one with him.
When you come next to Mass, remember, you are what you eat.