For 2000 years the Jewish people knew that they were God’s chosen ones. They had separated themselves from other nations, at God’s direction, and treasured the bond between God and themselves. God had taken them as his bride.
When I think of all that history and background, I can only imagine the reaction when Jesus said the vineyard would be taken away from them and given to other people like the Gentiles. Today the focus of Jesus’ words becomes more personal. That vineyard has been given to me. What am I doing with it? What are the fruits the Lord expected this vineyard to produce ?
Jesus says, “Woe to you scribes and Pharisees”….. you neglected mercy and justice and care for those who are left out. So that is the question. What is the fruit that I am supposed to be producing for the Lord ? How am I using the gifts I’ve been given ?
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:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.