Fr. Jim offers us a video reflection (and a live one at this weekend’s Masses) on the concept of accepting an invitation to be with Jesus especially when we are weary and carrying heavy burdens.
Fr. Jim’s reflection this weekend explores the Gospel readings from the perspective of stepping outside the realm of what we may find comfortable and familiar.
John Mark Keyes’ reflection, Liturgy of the Word and Parish Update for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
So much has happened in these months — as a community, as a society and in our own lives. One thing we learned is the importance of, and opportunities offered by digital communication. In his reflection for this Sunday, parishioner John Mark Keyes speaks about this, and about the distance that we have all experienced.
Fr. Jim’s Video Reflection, Liturgical Resources and a Parish Update on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Bread broken. One loaf, but many pieces. A meal for us. Bread broken. Divided that we might share. Wholeness destroyed that we might be joined together. Bread broken. A sign of Christ’s body broken for us so that we might live. May we become whom we receive.
Hopefully, a personal and collective examination of conscience will help us find inclusive ways to build a just society where everyone’s rights and dignity will be promoted and protected.
In the physical person and presence of Jesus, the apostles had placed their trust, their identity, their being. All of that now appeared lost. For us too, apart from our routines, apart from regular contact with the people we love, the people we depend upon, we are unmoored and adrift…