Today is the feast day of St. Augustine who reminds us that our hearts will not rest until they rest in the Lord.
In today’s Gospel we hear the story of the ten virgins, five who took extra oil for their lamps and five who did not. Sometimes it seems unchristian for the five wise bridesmaids not to lend some oil to the other five. How could Jesus approve of that kind of selfish attitude? Well he didn’t. His point is that we have to use common sense and practical judgement in living out our Christian life.
Sometimes I leave to chance the fulfillment of my religious goals. I figure that good intentions are good enough. I don’t take the practical steps along the way to make these goals a reality. Through my baptism, I am committed to a different way of life. That kind of life will not just come about without planning and effort on my part.
Have I decided to use the time, talent and treasure I’ve been given in order to prepare myself to meet the Bridegroom? It takes common sense and planning on my part. It won’t happen by accident. I need to be prepared.
Ask yourself: “How am I doing? Am I being wise, or am I being foolish?”
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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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:
“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.