On New Year’s Day what comes to mind (after football of course) is the topic of of New Year’s resolutions. Studies have shown that New Year resolutions are not usually very effective. For one thing we make too many of them. Secondly we don’t think them through or prepare for them, so they don’t take root.
Therefore I would like to suggest something new this year. Instead of a resolution, how about a New Year’s reflection. I have been doing a daily reflection for all of you since mid-March and have found it to be an incredible source of study and piety. So before making a New Year’s resolution, what reflection comes to mind as I look back at 2020 ? What should I reflect on as I begin a new year ? Life is never standing still. It is always moving. I can direct where my life is heading, or I can just let it drift. In either case it is not standing still. You are constantly changing.
Perhaps a good reflection for 2021 should be: is my life moving toward God or drifting away from God ? It is definitely moving in one direction or another. Maybe my reflection for 2021 is that I will do what it takes to be more attentive to the presence of God in my life and to what God is doing in my life. If you take time each day or every week to reflect on those things, you WILL find him.
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.