Saturday after Ash Wednesday
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 - The seven founders of the Servants of Mary
Readings for today’s Mass
Nelson Mandela once observed that those who participated in oppression against others do indeed lose their own freedom to a prison of hatred, prejudice and narrow-mindedness. They are not truly free. This idea is a principle of Liberation Theology. A goal of Liberation Theology is to free both the oppressed and those who oppress them because the root of the problem enslaves everyone.
Similarly, today's first reading from Isaiah expresses the same principle. The operative word in this reading is the pronoun you. When you rid the land of oppression; when you lavish your bread on the hungry, then you will be liberated from dark and gloom and you will stand in the sunshine.
Remember these words of Isaiah the next time you help serve supper as Sally's, Some of the guests there suffer from various forms of societal oppression. What can you do to lift them from oppression? Do you see anything in our society that is oppressive to some of us? As you satisfy others' hunger, ask yourself what you really hunger for. Where do you need the light of midday to shine?