Jesus asked his disciples first, “Who do people say that I am?”. Then he asked them, “But who do YOU say that I am?” It’s a fantastic question for all of us. Who is Jesus for you, and what difference does he make in your life? Peter, always quick to reply, says, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God !” What would we have answered in that same situation?
Then Jesus does something we might find strange. He tells them not to tell anyone about his identity as the Son of God. The reason is they had not yet fully understood his mission and how it was to be accomplished. Until they experienced his death and resurrection, they could not proclaim his mission to achieve our salvation. They didn’t yet totally understand.
We however have access to the truth about Jesus Christ. We know the power of the cross where he defeated sin and conquered death through his resurrection. The Holy Spirit gives us the gifts we need to live as sons and daughters of God. The Holy Spirit also gives us the faith to know Jesus personally as our redeemer.
And so I ask you, “ Who do YOU say that Jesus is ?”
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.