Wednesday, the 3rd 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 - Francis de Sales
Readings for today’s Mass
As the sower of today's gospel scatters the seed, it all falls on the same earth. We are the good ground, the rich soil, but sometimes we are so hard and dry that the seed cannot take root and flourish. Sometimes we have weeds and thorns in our lives that use up all our energy, leaving little left to nurture the newly sown seed. So much noise we can't hear the word.
What will give the seed a chance to grow in you? Is there enough sun and rain so the seed can break open and take root in the rich soil?
The parable of the sower also reminds me of this beautiful sonnet by Malcolm Guite. It speaks well enough for itself.
I love your simple story of the sower,
With all its close attention to the soil,
Its movement from the knowledge to the knower,
Its take on the tenacity of toil.
I feel the fall of seed a sower scatters,
So equally available to all,
Your story takes me straight to all that matters,
Yet understands the reasons why I fall.
Oh deepen me where I am thin and shallow,
Uproot in me the thistle and the thorn,
Keep far from me that swiftly snatching shadow,
That seizes on your seed to mock and scorn.
O break me open, Jesus, set me free,
Then find and keep your own good ground in me.