Saturday, the 2nd week of Ordinary Time
Sunday 7:pm Mass begins this weekend
Remember to sign up to serve supper at the Salvation Army
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 - Sebastian
Readings for today’s Mass
Home is where roots are, where diapers were changed, where babies grow up to become young men and women. Home is what shapes who we become as adults. Home is about belonging to a family, having kin who care about one another; who know one another better than anyone outside of the home.
This is an important detail because Jesus came home to family, to those who know him best. But see how the family welcomed him: “…they set out to seize him, for they said, "He is out of his mind." Wow! Did the family, those who know him best, see him as some sort of fool?
People might say that to any of us today if we truly try to live the gospel. So much of the message of Jesus was and continues to be counter-cultural; outside of the mainstream. It can be a tough road to walk. Others might think you are mad. Maybe even your family will start to wonder what’s going on with you.
What would your parents say if you started hanging out with homeless people down in the woods along the river? Or suppose you dropped out of your meal plan and ate with folks down at the Salvation Army. What would your friends say about that? What if you spent your semester break trying to make a difference in India or Haiti? Will people seize you and say you are out of your mind?
I’m sure most of us have seen or heard the line about being fools for Christ. If that describes you, wear the name proudly. It means you have heard the gospel and are trying to walk the walk. It means you are Christian. What gets better than measuring up to being a Christian fool?