Saturday, December 2
Stained Glass Cookie Class--Sponsored by Artist Guild
5:30pm Saturday - Vigil
7:30am - Quiet
9:30am - Family Choir
11:30am - Solemn Choir
1:30pm - En Español
5:30pm - Contemporary Choir
9:00pm - Candlelight
5:30pm - St. Jude Mass
8:00am - Mass with Morning Prayer
5:30pm - Vigil for Sunday
In the Gospel of John, Jesus summarizes his life’s mission: “I have come that you might have life and have it more fully.” The life that Jesus promises is ours when we are connected together as a community. So being a parishioner is not just a matter of filling out a registration form, but about joining a spiritual family.
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November 19, 2017 -Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Associate Pastor’s Corner
You have been empowered.
By the very fact that you have been baptized into Christ Jesus, you have been empowered. Jesus Christ, He who is the Crown and Staff of our race, has loved you, and guided you, to His Holy Baptism. And because you were baptized in His name, you have been empowered to live and act in His name.
This grants us great power, but it is also a great responsibility.
When we contemplate the Parable of the Talents, we are given the opportunity to contemplate the power that we have been given, and how to dispense that power to others. We also have that opportunity to contemplate the honor that Jesus had given us—a responsibility to transform our world by the Light of the Holy Spirit.
Our tradition has given us the triple munera, or the three-fold office, that allows us to systematically think about how Jesus has empowered us to bring about Christian virtue into our world. These munera reflect an aspect of Christ, and more specifically, how we can reflect Christ to others. Those offices, tasks, or munera being Christ as Priest, Christ as Prophet, and Christ as King.
Christ as Priest. What does a priest do? Essentially (and anthropologically) a priest brings offerings from people and offers them to a deity, and in turn, dispenses blessings upon the people favored by said deity. Obviously, we think of Jesus’ Passion and Death, here—Jesus offering Himself as a sacrifice for our sake. This is not limited to those Sacramentally ordained. Every member of the Body of Christ is called to offer prayers to God and to return to others God’s blessings. This is why it is so important to go to Sunday and daily Mass, to attend to the Sacraments, to have a daily holy hour, to read Scripture, to say novenas, rosaries, chaplets, and to strengthen your own intimate relationship with the Trinity, Mary, and the Saints. All of these prayers are for each other, our friends and family, and yes, especially for our enemies, to bring all of creation into a right relationship with God.
Christ as Prophet. A prophet brings to others the word of God. These are the men and women who have been imbued with the love of God and are called to tell others of that love and joy. Think of the Sermon on the Mount, or Jesus in Jerusalem, or at a dinner party. Jesus dispels ignorance in favor of illumination and love. To know God is to love God. This is why it is important to perform the spiritual acts of mercy. These are to instruct the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, to admonish the sinners, to bear patiently those who wrong us, to forgive offenses, to comfort the afflicted, and to pray for the living and the dead. The spiritual acts of mercy are just that: they are a mercy we give to others in order to open a way into their hearts and a sincere relationship with God.
Christ as King. We Americans have a medieval, romanticized notion of what a King and Queen does. Yet Christ the King teaches that a King is to serve, and is not called to be served. A King, in this sense, spends his life in service to those who are beneath him, in order to grant them a sense of flourishing and fulfillment. This is not oppression, rather a King sits in an overarching perspective in order to give rise to those who need help and relief. This is why it is important for us to perform the corporal acts of mercy. These are opportunities for us Christians to give aid and relief to those most in need. The corporal acts of mercy are to feed the hungry, to give water to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, to shelter the homeless, to visit the sick, to visit the imprisoned or ransom the captive, and to bury the dead. The corporal acts of mercy are a Christian’s opportunity to serve the poorest of the poor.
The talents that Jesus has given us are not for our benefit alone, but rather, they are the Lord’s way to bring fulfillment and flourishing to all. Though not an efficient way, it is Jesus’s way to allow us to participate in His life and love by giving us an opportunity to dispense that light and love to others. May you be of service to the Gospel this day, radiating His Light and Joy to all you meet this day.
Fr. Isaiah Mary Molano, O.P., Associate Pastor, Parochial Vicar