Saturday, the 32st week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Dedication of Churches of Sts. Peter & Paul
Readings for today’s Mass
The purpose of the Bible is to tell us about who God is and who we are in relationship with God. Sometimes the way it is written can cause confusion about what it says, so it is always important to pay attention to what is written and how it is written.
We think of the Bible as a library with multiple sections. Some of the Bible is historical, it is allegorical, the Psalms and the Song of Songs you'll find in the poetry aisle along with verses from Paul's letters. The parables of the gospels are another form of creative writing. Still, it all tells us about the we/thou relationship.
This week's first readings are from the Book of Wisdom, and today there is an especially well written bit of poetry. So beautifully penned, i would expect to find the first line on a Christmas card. (Maybe not the part of a fierce warrior from Heaven's throne bounding into a doomed land!)
So, as you read and pray with the daily readings, (hyperlinked at the top of the page), pay attention, not just to what is written, but also to how it is written. Therein will be found the richness of the scriptures. i have no doubt it will influence your understanding of who you are in relationship with God.