Jesus has shown his divinity to us in the past weeks with many miracles and signs. If we have not yet engaged personally with these stories, this week we must as we are asked the same question posed to Simon Peter by Jesus: "who do you say that I am?" (Mt 16:15).
As his disciples, Jesus is not content with us declaring who others say he is (cf. Mt 16:14), but is making the question personal and unavoidable to each one of us. Is he God? Is he the Lord of our lives? Is he the Savior of the world? And if so, what does that mean for us -- how must we alter direction and in what ways must we repent to acknowledge this reality not only with our words but in our actions?
For a sort video reflection by Bishop Barron on "Who is Jesus" click HERE.
On quick note, we are very thankful for all of the volunteers who have helped to clean the church after each mass. Now that we have more capacity and more parishioners returning to mass each week, the task is more necessary thank ever. We are asking for additional volunteer help to accomplish this. Anyone interested should stay after mass. We will also be bringing back the 12:30pm mass beginning on Sept. 6 and will need help cleaning after that mass as well. By working together the cleaning will go quickly and easily. We can also ensure the safety of all our parishioners and visitors so that our worship of God may be worry-free.
Sincerely in Christ,
The Clergy & Staff of Blessed Sacrament