Some of my greatest recollections as a child were of large dinners at Grandma’s house. These occurred on Thanksgiving, Christmas and special birthdays. It was always so much fun to be with my cousins and enjoy fabulous food, even when I still had to sit at the “kids’ table”. All the while grandma and the other ladies were cooking, the house was filled with incredible smells. I couldn’t wait for dinner to start and I hoped the prayer before the meal didn’t go on too long.
Today, God is inviting us to join him at a feast just like the one I remember at Grandma’s. He is ready to fill us with his body and with his Spirit, and there is no good reason to decline his invitation. There is nothing so important that we cannot come to this feast. Yet many people decline this invitation for many reasons. Do we allow the distractions of the world to keep us from the banquet?
Yet this invitation to the banquet comes with a stern warning for those who refuse it or come to it unworthy. The invitation to the banquet is God’s grace. This grace is costly because it calls us to closely follow Christ. It is costly because it cost Jesus his life. It’s costly for us as we leave certain worldly pleasures behind that hinder us from following him. God invites each one of us to the banquet that we may share more deeply in his love. Are you ready to feast at the Lord’s banquet table?
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.