Wednesday of Holy Week
Student Seder Supper - 5:30-7:15ish
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Catharine of Bologna
Readings for today’s Mass
In this poem, the prophet has the servant speaking on his own behalf. Listen to it carefully and let it speak to you the way only poems can:
The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue,
That I might know how to speak to the weary, a word that will rouse them.
Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear;
And I have not rebelled, have not turned back.
This verse tells us a great deal about the servant. First, he recognizes that he is gifted by God as a public speaker. He knows how to choose his words well. The servant is also aware of the power of his words. Others, the weary, listen to him and are energized and motivated by his words.
The servant needs daily renewal. Every morning after morning he prays and listens attentively that he might always hear God speaking to him. Finally, this servant never looks the other way; never shirks his call to be a servant nor objects or tries to avoid what has been gifted to him.
The Church has long offered Jesus washing the feet of the apostles as the ultimate act of the servant. We will recreate that event tomorrow night. On Holy Thursday, you will be invited to take the role of servant and wash the feet of another. Before you come to Mass, take time to listen to God speak to your heart so you might fully understand your role as a gifted servant; that you are able to freely embrace yourself as the servant of God.