"We do not know... how can we know the way?" Courageous master of the awkward question, You spoke the words the others dared not say And cut through their evasion and abstraction. Oh doubting Thomas, father of my faith, You put your finger on the nub of things We cannot love some disembodied wraith, But flesh and blood must be our king of kings. Your teaching is to touch, embrace, anoint, Feel after Him and find Him in the flesh. Because He loved your awkward counter-point The Word has heard and granted you your wish. Oh place my hands with yours, help me divine The wounded God whose wounds are healing mine. -M. Guite “The Incredulity of Thomas” Peter Paul Rubens 1615 ... See MoreSee Less
In thanksgiving we pray for all the moms who continue to carry so much during this pandemic with it’s added demands and stressors on work, home and family. You are amazing, a living witness to the grace of God and the values you uphold. ❤️🙏🏠💻 In thanksgiving, who are the moms you are praying for? Add in comments and we can all pray #togetherapart#holymarymotherofgodprayforus... See MoreSee Less
“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” Alleluia Alleluia Small acts of tenderness, helping another, the hand of a friend, standing together- they show the heart of who we are and who God calls us to be. Let’s keep practicing our faith with compassion, at home during this time of pandemic and all it brings with it, so that we can bring that same compassion to the world, so in need. #wearesacredheart #buildingtoserve #thankyoujesus #stayhomestaysafe... See MoreSee Less
Thursday, Jul 02, 2020 The healing power of compassion
Jesus healed in ways we consider miraculous, not because he had anything to prove about his power, but because his compassion urged him to alleviate suffering in whatever ways he could. His teaching and his healing went hand in hand: Both were focused on bringing us to wholeness. When he calls the paralytic man his son or child, it displays a mark of the tenderness he feels for all of us. Jesus draws us close in a healing embrace. Accept his healing today.
TODAY'S READINGS: Amos 7:10-17; Matthew 9:1-8 “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.”
Let’s take care of each other! Practice good hand hygiene and sanitation Keep six feet apart Wear a face covering Avoid crowded places and social gatherings Stay home if you’re sick #stopthespread... See MoreSee Less
Bishop Robert W. McElroy conferred the sacrament of holy orders during a morning liturgy celebrated at The Immaculata Church. Though ordinations typically occur in a church packed with family, friends, fellow parishioners and well-wishers, this year’s was sparsely attended in order to comply with ...
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 MEMORIAL OF THE FIRST MARTYRS OF THE CHURCH OF ROME Holiness involves dying a little each day
Tertullian, one of the first Christian theologians, wrote: “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” The church’s first martyrs are commemorated a day after the feast of Saints Peter and Paul—who tradition says were also victims of Nero’s slaughter, beginning in 64. And martyrs aren’t meant to be just a memory but also a model. Look no further than first responders and essential workers to see modern examples of those following the model of self-sacrifice for the sake of others. Offer a sign of gratitude for their service.
TODAY'S READINGS: Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12; Matthew 8:23-27 “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”