I want to start by saying how good it was to see everyone this morning at SOL. Being with you all, even on Zoom, made me really happy. I know from many years of experience that I am happy when my heart is “right”. I am reminded I have an inner monitor that measures the peacefulness of my heart. If I don’t have peace there, then no amount of external comfort will compensate for it.
Jesus teaches that the key to a peaceful heart, is to hear the word of God and keep it. Those who do this are happy and at peace. Even if their present condition is difficult, they are at peace with God. Jesus even calls “blessed” those who are peacemakers and those persecuted for acting rightly.
I have known people who may or may not have had an abundance of talent or material possessions, but used what they had to benefit others. They were truly happy here on earth, and I have confident hope that they have far more now than anyone ever dreamed of.
By God’s grace it is within me to do the same !
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:
“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.