Reflections with Fr. Mark
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Dear Parishioners,

Some years back everybody was wearing a bracelet or posting a bumper sticker that read:  WWJD.  The letters stood for:  WHAT WOULD JESUS DO.  I suppose it was to evoke some thought when faced with a dilemma, adding an element of reflection on the teachings or example of Jesus.  I never really liked the nuance of WWJD.  Instead, I would always ask:  What DID Jesus do?  For me, that becomes a deeper and more meaningful thought process when faced with the dilemmas of my life.

Our scriptures today remind us, “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?”  Let this be your point of reflection today and then offer up the unsettledness it leaves you feeling.
We are reminded today of the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and the images seared into our minds of that tragic day.  May our prayers continue for those who lost their lives needlessly and innocently.  

May we support the first responders who heroically sacrificed their lives trying to save others. God bless us with a sense of humility and gratitude for the freedoms we have and often do not appreciate (until they are gone).  

God Bless America, especially on this day of memorial.

The journey continues…

Blessings,

Fr. Mark


May God continue to protect the firefighters and all first responders
who are on the front lines battling fires throughout California.


Confessions will not be offered on Saturday, September 12.