Today we celebrate the feast of two of St. Paul’s closest friends, Sts.Timothy and Titus. Imagine the difficulties they faced in the early days of our church. Timothy in setting up the churches in Greece, and Titus who had to deliver a rebuke to the Corinthians and address internal divisions in Crete. Both men could have let fear get in their way, yet they allowed the Holy Spirit to help them overcome their fear.
Most of us also encounter some hesitation when it comes to sharing our faith. This is especially true in our society today which is becoming more hostile to Christians and our message. Others tell themselves: “I don’t know what to say.” If you are afraid, remember who lives in you: the same Holy Spirit who lived in Timothy and Titus. It’s the love God has for us and it’s stronger than any natural human love. It’s also stronger than our fears.
Can you think of just one person who needs the Lord in their life ? Maybe Jesus is prompting you to speak to that person. Next time you see them, don’t let fear get the upper hand. Ask the Spirit to fill you with love and give you the courage to reach out to them. Just love them and share something about God with them and the Lord will take over from there !
St. Joseph, pray for us !
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.