Saturday, the 18th 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 - Jane Frances of Chantal
Readings for today’s Mass
A man comes to Jesus because the followers were unable to cure his son. His response has no small amount of frustration. How long must I put up with you! Bring the boy, I'll do it myself! And the boy is cured.
i must give the disciples credit for their humility when they ask the Lord why they had failed. Jesus answers with the ever-popular metaphor of the mustard seed. Granted, we don't measure faith by grams or pounds, but that's the power of the metaphor. It says that even a wee tiny bit of faith can be a powerful tool. The punchline of the story, the offering of great hope is in the last line of the gospel: "Nothing will be impossible for you." Note the simple future tense of the verb - will be. It says that faith is a work in progress, that we are't finished. Nurturing faith and growing just a little can be powerful and do wonders.
So don't give up on yourselves. While a mustard seed is pretty tiny, it's all you need to do great things in Jesus' name.