Feast of the Holy Family
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 - Sylvester I
Readings for today’s Mass
Let’s remember that! We are all in over our heads. We try to do our best, and hope that is enough. The Presentation tells us it is. If we place our lives and world in God’s hands, that’s enough. When Mary and Joseph and Jesus came to the Temple, they came as they were. They were accepted; so are we.
This prayer by Trappist monk Thomas Merton rings true for me:
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of
me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and
the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually
doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And
I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything
apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right
road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always,
though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you
are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Thomas Merton, 1915 - 1968, Trappist monk and mystic