Thursday, the 4th day within the octave of Christmas
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 - Holy Innocents
Readings for today’s Mass
Jesus never said it was going to be easy. The gospels of this week describes some of what the disciples might expect to encounter as preachers of the word. Even to the believer, the words of Jesus are a challenge that can cut to the bone. It isn't good news to know that, if you endure, you will be saved, while in the meantime, you will be hated.
What is it about Jesus' message that compels people to call themselves Christian? And how is it that some will die for the cause? Christians have been doing that for centuries. It's how the movement started - with the death of one who believed so strongly that he was unable to silence even himself. And it came with a price.
That man was once the same baby we celebrate now. The God who died on a cross is the God who was born in a humble stable. He is the one who still has your back; who is still the savior of our troubled world.
Faith, sometimes, is a hard thing to hold onto, especially when we feel like sheep amidst wolves. As we move thru the Christmas season, be sure to stay close to the baby, the son of Joseph and Mary. He is the one who will always have your back.