Thursday, January 2, 2014

Next Sunday, January 12th, a special celebration will take place during the 11AM Mass: Coming Home ~ A Celebration of Healing & Hope.

When we consider the impact that Jesus had on the crowds of people that he encountered, we must realize the depth of his desire to heal the wounds, the hurts, the suffering that people carried.  He told his disciples that he came to seek and save those who were lost.  He told parables about seeking those who were lost.  When he found them or when they approached him, he healed them, he set them free from their pain and suffering.  "Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will give you rest," he told the crowd that gathered around him.

In our world today there are many people who feel lost and alone; many people are hurt and angry about many things, especially things related to the Church. Many people feel like they have been abandoned by the Church, again, for many different reasons.  The Church however is much bigger than the institution with which many identify themselves.  The Church is the Body of Christ, the People of God, you and I and we need one another ~ and we need Jesus.

My hope, my prayer, my desire is that everyone has the opportunity to experience, first and foremost the healing power of Jesus in the Eucharist.  We gather, not because of a set of dogmas and doctrines, but rather because of one person who desperately wants to have a personal relationship with each and everyone of us.  HE wants us to be free of all the pain and hurts that prevent us from experiencing him.

Join us at the 11AM Mass for special prayers for healing and hope so that together we can experience Jesus Christ.