Pastor’s Reflection for July 30, 2017

Dear Parishioners,

There are times when you read an article that it makes you stop and think.

The universe is astonishingly grand. Right now the moon is spinning around us at nearly 2,300 miles an hour. Our Earth is spinning around the sun at 66,000 miles an hour. Our sun is one of 200 billion other stars and trillions more planets in our galaxy, and that galaxy is just one of 100 billion others hurtling through space. Astounding!

In comparison to this vast cosmos, our little Earth is no bigger than a pebble, and our individual lives no greater than a grain of sand. Yet according to Scripture, the God of the galaxies attends to each microscopic one of us in intimate detail. He saw us before we existed (Ps. 139:13–16); He watches us as we go about our days and listens for our every thought (vv. 1–6).               (Sheridan Voysey, Our Daily Bread®, © 2017)

This means that Jesus, who is the Creator of all that is, has me in mind. He is involved in my little world and that gives me comfort. If He can be in charge of this vast universe, He can surely handle my problems.

As I mentioned last week, we begin a new DVD series on Tuesday, August 8, at 7:00 p.m. It is a series on The Catholic Faith Explained. We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? This series opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it, and articulate it to others. In it, Edward Sri leads a team of teachers. You can also see the series online through our parish subscription to Formed.org.

The monthly Healing Mass will be this Wednesday, August 2, starting with the rosary at 7:00 p.m.

I will be available for confession this week on Monday, July 31, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.

God love you,