Tuesday, the 31st 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 - Nicholas Tavelic, Deodat of Rodez
Peter of Narbonne and Stephan of Cuneo
Readings for today’s Mass
something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave (servant), coming in human likeness; and, . . . human in appearance.
Yes, Jesus was God. Yes, Jesus was human. Part of his mission was to show us how to be fully human. That is our calling. I am not called to be Pope Francis or Oscar Romero or Mother Theresa. I am called to be the human being named Carl in this time and space. The fullness of my humanity, like the humanity of Jesus, calls me to love others, act justly, and walk humbly on this earth, (Micah 6:8.
Jesus worked as a carpenter. He wandered the countryside, homeless, living hand to mouth. He didn't live in a tall building with a golden escalator. Instead he served others and modeled true humanness.
An old Jewish story tells us: Rabbi Bunam had grown blind in his old age. Sensing that some of his followers wished otherwise for him, he told them: "I should not like to change places with our father Abraham. What good would it do God if Abraham became like blind Bunam, and blind Bunam became like Abraham? Rather that have this happen, I think I shall try to become a little more like myself."
Each day I am called to be the human being Carl, made in God's image.