In the gospel today, the wise virgins were astute and used good judgement. They brought extra oil for their lamps. The foolish virgins did not, so when they ran low, they had to go buy more, thus they missed the wedding feast. Jesus tells us that we also need to use good judgement and be astute in living out our Christian life.
Many times we don’t do that. We leave to chance the fulfillment of our religious goals. We figure our good intentions are enough and don’t take the practical step along the way to make sure our goals are a reality. Through my Baptism, I am committed to an unusual way of life. That life will not come about by accident. It requires planning and continued effort on my part. It requires prayer and needs to be nourished by the frequent reception of the Eucharist.
When the time comes the doors to the banquet will be locked. It’s like being on a sinking boat only to realize I left the life jacket on the dock. Be prepared because the time is now. Jesus says, “Stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour!”
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.