Thursday, the 25th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Wenceslaus
Readings for today’s Mass
As you read the psalm, one can almost hear the revelry of the crowds. Like a huge festival, there are bands playing music long into the night with people dancing in the streets. It may be bigger than Oktoberfest! It's a celebration of the relationship between the Lord and the people. While there are other days when the Lord is less pleased, on this day the Lord takes delight and the people throw a party.
There are a couple gospel texts that use very similar language in reference to Jesus and his relationship with the Father. Recall the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain. when from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased . Another time was after Jesus was baptized: On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.
Thru Jesus, we all stand before the Lord as children. Just as Jesus was recognized with God's pleasure at his baptism, we too can hear those words spoken about us at the moment of our baptism, maybe even at the moment of our birth. Of each of us, God speaks with delight: This is one of mine.