The readings this week call us to be disciples and bringers of the good news. We are meant to share the love of Christ with those who have not yet realized the light of the Lord. We are called to repeatedly extend a hand of friendship and communion with our brothers and sisters. Even if others do not listen or refuse friendship, we should continue to let our words and deeds be examples of our Christianity.
Let us reflect on the words of St. Paul: "Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence love is the fulfillment of the law." Even if we are rejected because of our faith, as Jesus predicted would happen, we should not stop conducting ourselves as Catholic-Christians. We must continue loving. It is a struggle, and we all fall short sometimes, but endeavor to love your neighbor.
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 are overjoyed to announce the return of the 12:30pm mass this weekend, 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