Blessings of peace and joy to you and your families.
Part of the excitements and benefits of having a resident pastor as a parish community is the opportunity to have daily Masses in addition to weekend Mass. And as we continue to build and develop our growing parish together, one immediate introduction we are making to our scheme of parish life is another morning Mass during the week to the existing Friday morning one. This will day will be Wednesday at 8:30 A.M.
The Catholic Mass is miracle to families, parishes, towns, cities, and nations. One favorite scripture that inspires my love for the Holy Mass is 2 Chronicles 7:14: “ If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Is it any wonder that the Mass is offered in almost every village and cosmopolitan city in the world?
The miracle of the Mass is that it makes the saving power and victory that Jesus brought to the world present daily to our families and the world. As we participate in the Mass, we receive forgiveness and healing grace that empower us to live with gratitude. We’re able to count our blessings because we see in the Mass the very hand of God transforming and bringing victory in the troubled areas of our lives, gentle calmness in the chaos that surround us, and peace to the turbulence that buffet our lives.
Jesus is present to us and our community as we become the human tabernacles of the living God in the world though our reception of Holy Communion. The world owes a lot to the Catholic Church for the transforming power of the Mass that is celebrated daily around the globe bringing God uniquely to the world.
Why don’t you decide to make time to attend Mass at St. John the Baptist Parish during the week, if your schedule permits?
Save the date! The start of this new weekday mass will be Wednesday, August 7, 2019. In the meantime, the regular Friday mass will continue.