Sunday, the Epiphany of the Lord
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 - Raymond of Peñafort
Readings for today’s Mass
It’s a song that appeals to me on so many levels. The hope and inclusion of the song are so encouraging to me. It was one of the few memories I still had intact after my very traumatic heart attack of April 7th, 2011. I couldn’t remember almost anything about my life, but I could hear that song . I grew up near train tracks, and my Grandpa Platt first came to Wisconsin out of Flint, MI hitchhiking on a train. I love the image. A train moving so slow, that folks can easily jump on board. The poor and homeless finding a place to rest, a train maybe even carrying them to a place to call home. It’s a beautiful image of Heaven, and of God’s love. It moves at our pace as it were, and gives us ample opportunity to “jump on”.
This Sunday I think of how, like Johnny Cash sings, everyone is welcome: . . . there's room for the forsaken . . . there's no eye for an eye, there's no tooth for a tooth I saw Judas Iscariot carrying John Wilkes Booth . . . and all the shamefuls and all of the whores . . .and even the soldier who pierced the side of the Lord Is down there by the train.
This Sunday I think of these things. No one was expecting the all-embracing stance of the Savior. Even though the Prophets had foretold it, people had trouble imagining foreigners, sinners, and the poor being welcome in the Kingdom. But that’s just the case. Even from the earliest moments of his life, Jesus had many, many peoples gathering around him. And that’s good news for us!
Well, I've never asked forgiveness and I've never said a prayer.
Never given of myself, never truly cared.
I've left the ones who loved me and I'm still raising Cain.
I've taken the low road and if you've done the same,
meet me down there by the train…
Happy Epiphany, EVERYONE!