Many people prepare for their retirement financially, but few prepare for it spiritually. Many lives collapse because of failure to accept the grace necessary to persevere. Marriages fail because the couple did not have a strong prayer life together. When challenges came they were not strong enough to weather the storm. Same with our children. Parents often say they regret not spending more time with them in developing a relationship with Jesus Christ. Even many Christians will not have the spiritual strength to withstand the trials that will come our way. Just look at the challenges we face in our world and in our country.
Jesus today uses very strong language to make clear that nothing takes precedence over our relationship with God. God created us in his image and likeness to be his sons and daughters. He is always concerned about our well-being and happiness. That’s how much he loves us. Our love for him is really our response to this love. True love is costly because it holds nothing back.
So put your trust in the Lord. Trust that he will give you the strength you need to keep going every day. Trust that every choice and every sacrifice you make to love and serve will bear fruit. Trust too that God is with you, especially when you feel you can’t do one more thing ! Know that if we remain faithful, he will never abandon 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.