Sunday, the 6th week of Ordinary Time
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 - Our Lady of Lourdes
Readings for today’s Mass
In today's gospel, Jesus has such a reaction to a leper who knelt down and begged him, "If you wish..." How could anyone not wish something better for the leper. He probably had some degree of disfiguration and was banished from the community. By law, he couldn't even try to make a better impression. And Jesus was moved with pity, (more literally, he had a visceral, gut reaction of compassion), and said what i would wish we all would say to such a man, "But of course i wish better for you." In response to having been emotionally touched, Jesus offers a healing touch.
Who are the lepers of our day, those avoided and kept at a distance? What is your reaction to them? What draws from you a visceral, gut reaction of compassion?