The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
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 - Mary, the Mother of God
Readings for today’s Mass
Have you ever considered the great potential of New Years and the reason for hope that it offers? It's sort of like the ultimate do-over gift we give ourselves each year. It's the gift of the New Year's resolution! i don't make resolutions anymore because, like most resolutions, they too quickly fade away as i fall back into old habits i just resolved to change. If there is a list of most popular New Year's resolutions, surely it would include things like exercising more, eating less, quit smoking, be a kinder more gentle person, perhaps be more generous to charities. A resolution might last until the first opportunity to sit down at a table filled with all my favorite foods. And since i've cheated on the resolution, i'll just wait and start again next year. i'll be more earnest and mature about it next year. The ultimate do-over. And over and over and over . . .
Sometimes i look at the sacrament of reconciliation as an ultimate do-over. Looking back on past choices, i enter the reconciliation room with regret for my behavior and come out with a new resolve to do better. To say i resolve is way more than saying i'll try. And rather than affirming my resolution with a glass of champagne that lasts for the night, i reinforce it with a healthy portion of divine grace that can last a lifetime
If you make resolutions this year, don't let them become just another lie you tell yourself every January. If you need to make changes in your life, resolve to work with grace to do better. And be patient with yourself, but not lax.