Our readings at the end of our church year refer to the end of time. We are asked to reflect not on the end of all time, but the end of our time here on earth. Jesus tells the Jews that their temple, which was a marvel of construction for their time and a source of great pride, that it would soon be destroyed (as of course it was in 70 AD). This dire warning was not something they wanted to hear or believe because they loved their temple.
This is a warning to all of us also not to put all our trust in worldly things or possessions. Jesus’ prediction was a two edged sword because it not only pointed to God’s judgement, but also to his saving action and mercy. God doesn’t want us to live in fear. He wants us to remember that he is a just and merciful God as well.
We currently live in a world filled with hatred, war, abortion, human trafficking, racism, prostitution and pornography. Jesus tells us that there will be trials, suffering and persecution in this present age. But the day is coming when all this will change. If we stay faithful to him we have the promise of our final and glorious rescue when God will make all things right. We can only imagine what a glorious day that will be !!
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.