Friday, the 27th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Marie-Rose Durocher
Readings for today’s Mass
Some would look to these events and, like our first reading proclaims, “the day of the Lord is near.” Others may question God and wonder why these terrible things are allowed to happen. What are we as Catholic Christians to believe?
Remember that, although God is “all powerful,” that does not mean He controls everything. Yes, He is intimately involved in everything but when He created the world, when He created humanity, He gave up some control to allow us true freedom.
When “bad things happen to good people” we often say that it was, “part of God’s plan.” But this is untrue. God does not will evil, destruction and death. God’s “perfect will” is for, life, love and beauty. When bad things happen it is not part of God’s perfect will nor does it thwart God’s plan. God allows bad things to happen because He knows, in the midst of evil, in the midst of death, He can bring about a greater good. The greatest example of this is Christ’s death and resurrection. The most terrible thing that ever happened in history, the death of the fully human-fully divine Christ Jesus brought about the greatest beauty; new and eternal life for all who believe.
Our finite minds cannot comprehend this at times especially when we are right in the midst of darkness. But if we truly believe in an all powerful, loving God, then this might offer us some comfort and hope.
Are you fearful? Anxious? Afraid of all the evil you see in the world today? Are you personally going through a period of darkness wondering why God has allowed this to happen to you? Turn to Him. You may not find answers but turn to Him for comfort. Hold on to the hope that there must be something good to come out of it all.