Less may be more, but that’s not a popular concept in today’s society. Some people trace today’s “possession obsession” to the emphasis on materialism that developed following the sacrifices of World War II.
Consider how small closets are in older homes. Compare that with today’s new homes that have spacious walk-in closets and plenty of storage for all of our “stuff “. One-car garages have been replaced by three-car garages. The Hoover Era dream of a “chicken in every pot” has become the expectation of a TV in every room. To support this consumption habit, Americans work longer hours than Europeans in order to acquire more and more things.
Perhaps it’s time to clear out the clutter in my “stuff” and clear out the busyness in my life. We need to examine how I spend my time and money and cut out those things that are not bringing me closer to God. We need to make choices and discard things and activities that keep me from following the real desire of my heart.
God has prepared a banquet for us. Have we prepared ourselves to accept the invitation ?
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass: https://us.magnificat.net/free
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.