The food that fed the large crowd was the food that the disciples had there to use. It wasn’t like Jesus made bread come down from heaven or fish come out of the grass. Jesus simply took what the disciples had and used that meager bit of food to feed everybody there. The disciples must have felt overwhelmed that they didn’t have much food when they asked Jesus to dismiss that large crowd. Jesus however knew what needed to be done.
Sometimes I feel like the disciples must have felt that day. There are often so many demands on me. So many things coming at me. Do I have enough patience ? Do I show enough love ? Do I have enough resources ? Jesus says bring those demands, those concerns, those worries to me and let me multiply in you what you will need.
Until then remember that God will never separate himself from us. His love is too strong, too real and solid. And through that love we will meet the demands of our life, of our daily struggles and all the trials placed before us. You can do it ! His love is enough !
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.