Free student tickets for the Feb. 10 spaghetti supper at Newman. See jon. limited supply.
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 - Josephine Bakhita
Readings for today’s Mass
Some will argue that Jesus knew all along that he would help her out; that he was just testing her. Maybe. But still, it is nothing ever taught in my Clinical Pastoral Education program. Sometimes i see this event as a chance for Jesus to better understand himself and his mission. It was an occasion for a woman in need to challenge his attitude and a chance for Jesus to have a change of heart about something very important to his preaching of the kingdom. Personal growth from moments like this may be what is being expressed in Mt. 25.
Perhaps Jesus is teaching the importance of listening well before we respond, before we draw conclusions about others. We first need to know who someone is, encounter them where they are, rather than see them as a statistic or someone in this or that category.
The Syrophonician woman was an outsider. Who do you count as outsiders? Do you rank people as more or less worthy of your time based on your own interests? What is the woman in today's gospel asking of you.