Wednesday, the 12th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Cyril of Alexandria
Readings for today’s Mass
Someone in the crowd must have asked Jesus how we can tell the difference between them. His response, By their fruit you will know them. Every good tree bears good fruit and a rotten tree bears rotten fruit, says it all. Here is how Luke's gospel puts it: A good person, out of the store of goodness in his heart, produces good, but an evil person, out of a store of evil, produces evil.
Through our anointing at baptism, we were all called to be prophets, to speak to the people on behalf of God. The celebrant used words like this: As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of his body,
There is a great challenge to all of this, if you buy into it. And I hope you do. What sort of tree are you? How do you speak in the name of God? What is the fruit you bear? How will others know who you are based on what you produce?
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.