(Sirach 3: 17-18, 20, 28-29     Hebrew 12: 18- 19, 22-24     Luke 14: 1, 7-14)

God’s glory shines through each one of us. Therefore we ought to respect and value each person’s uniqueness, especially in the area of the proclamation of the Good News of Salvation. No one person can effectively proclaim the Good News of Salvation with all its multi-facet realities; it takes the totality of all our efforts and uniqueness to achieve this. It must be borne in mind that the weakness of one person calls for the strength of another person. We need each other in this endeavor of making the core message of Christ’s merciful love known and accepted by all throughout the world and in every generation.

Selfishness and arrogance that breed acrimony, jealousy, and hatred must be eschewed and eliminated from within and among us. We lose a lot by allowing these to dominate our everyday way of life. We actually gain nothing but unnecessary and unhealthy pain, depression and anguish by despising the uniqueness of the other person. By ignoring and despising the special qualities in other persons is tantamount to despising and denying the very presence of God who is at work in each of us. If we were to be of the same quality and caliber, what would have been the state of our world today? All things would have been stale, insipid, and unprofitable. Each person in the society has a special place in the universe; each person adds up to the building up of the Holy Body of Christ, the Church. Fixing all our attention on the essence and purpose of Jesus Christ will immensely help us deal with the problem of our useless bloated pride and self-centeredness that most times lead us to despise others whom we judge to be sub-standard based on our biased irrelevant judgement and estimation.

(Isaiah 66: 18-21     Hebrews 12: 5-7, 11-13   Luke 13: 22-30)

Being a Christian is a privilege, not a right, that has some conditions attached it to. The conditions are simple: to imitate and live out the life of Christ so that we might be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. This is patterned according to our baptismal status as we have been configured to Christ as Priests, Kings, and Prophets.

As priests, that is wise and matured people giving holy things to those over whom we have been placed, in accordance with the three literal meanings of the word priest, we share our rich experiences of holiness in the midst of many who look up to us for answers to holiness. As kings, we ought to govern the people entrusted to our care by providing them with all the treasures of holiness we possess by leading a life worthy of emulation. As prophets, we must declare the truth of holiness in the world with an utter enthusiasm, as we resign our personal interests and agenda to that of Christ, so that all generations will hear, listen, understand and comprehend, and live out the viability and the economy of the Good News of Salvation which has holiness of Christ at its core. Unless we take a pragmatic approach to spice up and illuminate the world by declaring the very essence of Christ among us, and stop declaring our own kind of Gospel which is devoid of Christ’s obedience to the will of the Father, we shall be wasting everybody’s time and our effort. People want to see and feel the presence of God through our tangible witness to the very Christ who lives among us.


Mass Times

St. Joseph's:
Saturday 4:00pm
(confession 3:30pm)
Sunday 10:00am
Tuesday Mass & Adoration 4-6pm
Wednesday - Friday 7:45am

St. Kevins:
Sunday 8:00am

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