Monday, the 4th week of Lent
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 - Angela Salawa
Readings for today’s Mass
In today's first reading, Isaiah has God telling a third creation story. Thus says the Lord: I am about to create new heavens and a new earth. There shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create; for I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight; I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people. God goes on to say there will be no more sorrow or weeping, no infant mortality or other premature death. It sounds like what we usually envision of the garden created in Genesis. We called it the Garden of Paradise.
Unfortunately, if you follow the evening news, you know we are a far way from that new creation. Throughout the world, deadly sins of greed and violence still cause weeping and sorrow. Children and young men and women die too early. In this Garden of Plenty, starvation and hunger are unnecessarily abundant. Whatever was Isaiah trying to tell us?
So, here's another Lenten project we might take on: an examination of self to see if we can identify what we are doing, individually, to be part of God's plan to fulfill this third creation story, to help create the new heavens and the a new earth. Are you doing something to make a difference?