Sunday, the 17th 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 Chrysologus
Readings for today’s Mass
I knew a bishop who had the wisdom of Solomon in a decision about a parish church. It was an old and beautiful church that was in great disrepair, but the congregation was split down the middle on what to do. One half wanted to restore the church, the other half wanted to renovate. Unable to agree, they appealed to the bishop, asking him to tell them what to do. The bishop declined, telling them that, until the parish agreed on a plan as a whole, they could do nothing at all to fix their church. They could let the church fall to the ground around them. Now they have a beautiful worship space that everyone is pleased with and very proud of. That was the product of the wisdom of Solomon.
When you find yourself in conflict and consensus seems far away, consider bringing in an objective third party. Who knows, someone else might have the wisdom of Solomon.