Thursday, the 16th 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 - Antonio Lucci
Readings for today’s Mass
Many Old Testament experience with God are sort of like that. Descriptions of God were so huge and awesome that the lowly can only crawl under a rock and hide. i don't hear of too many such experiences today.
The way we are invited to encounter the Lord today is a refreshing change. Pope Francis' presentation of God offers someone we look forward to getting close to. The Jubilee Year of Mercy offered an image of God who is most gentle, caring and loving. The Pope's gentle touch of those infirmed and in prison speaks of a God of tenderness and compassion. His now famous quip - "Who am I to judge?" shows the heart of God that is forgiving, reconciling and healing. You can find many more examples from the Bishop of Rome if you watch for them. In them, the Holy Father is telling us something about the Father/Mother God.
Tho Jesus sometimes talks in riddles, as in today's gospel, Francis' simple words and actions reveal true nature of the God we continue to encounter on the streets, in the classroom and in the workplace of our day. Look for an occasion in your day to see God in those around you and to be an example of the same for others to see.