After Jesus dismissed the crowd in today’s Gospel, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. He was willing to leave the comfort of others to be alone with God. Being alone in silence away from others for a long period of time can, for us humans, sometimes lead to loneliness and emptiness. We may feel the impulse to seek out our friends to ease the pain of being alone. We see many stories of this happening during this Coronavirus quarantine.
If this is the case for us, then we must learn to remain with God in prayer and learn to enjoy His presence. This may be the time that God is revealing to you what he is calling you to do.
The Lord is always calling us to follow him. To get out of our comfortable boat and align ourselves a little more closely with him. This COVID-19 isolation may just be that quiet time you need to hear his voice. Jesus’ message to us is not long or complicated. He simply says to us what he said to Peter …… “come !”
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.