Today’s gospel stated that there were so many people crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. My first thought was they were not practicing “social distancing“. I guess I have been in this pandemic so long I have weird thoughts !
Jesus is today speaking about the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. The word hypocrite means “actor”, or one who pretends to be what they are not. Hypocrisy thrives on making a good appearance but masking what they don’t want others to see. The good news is that God’s light exposes the darkness of evil and sin, even the sin that is unknown to us.
God’s light transforms our hearts and minds which enables us to overcome hatred with love, pride with humility, and pretense with integrity and truthfulness. God gives his grace to the humble and contrite of heart so that we can overcome the insincerity and hypocrisy in our lives. This transformation is what we need to fully prepare ourselves to be united one day with the Father in heaven.
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:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.