Sunday, the 30th 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 - Simon & Jude
Readings for today’s Mass
That's what stands out for me in today's gospel. Before he recovered sight for the blind Bartimaeus, even tho it seemed rather obvious, Jesus asked the blind man what he wanted from him. I want to see. he said. And Jesus obliged.
That's a good thing to remember if you get involved in our Mt. 25 Projects, reaching out to the city's poor and homeless. We tend to be fix-it people. Our response to someone's need might be; I know what you need. Here, let me fix it. Or: You need this or that. Let me help you. i know what i think someone needs, but that isn't always what the other wants from me. It is easy to give someone a few bucks, but what if they just want to sit and talk to someone? A couple bucks just doesn't do it for that person.
Follow the example of Jesus, don't assume to know what others need or want. Open the door to a conversation and ask them. Introducing yourself is a good place to begin.