Masses this weekend are Saturday, 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Spanish), and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (live stream). Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call the office during our normal business hours.
The 10:00 a.m. Mass will be live streamed for those who are not yet comfortable with attending Mass in a confined space. CLICK HERE to open this scheduled event.
THE GOOD NEWS
Today’s readings begin with a few verses from the book of Job. First, Job complains that his nights drag on endlessly. Then, worse yet, “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle; / they come to an end without hope” (Job 7:6). Not exactly encouraging, these lamentations, not when taken alone.
Most of us have been there, though, and the antidote is the “good news” that Paul found so compelling that “an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it!” (1 Corinthians 9:16). Paul felt driven to announce the gospel to as many people as possible, “to save at least some” (9:22).
This good news is the mystery of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who lifted Simon Peter’s mother-in-law from her sickbed with a mere touch of his hand. “The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons” (Mark 1:33–34)). Our woes and demons are as real as Job’s, and Jesus is our savior.
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First Reading — Job finds life on earth to be drudgery; he is filled with restlessness (Job 7:1-4, 6-7).
Psalm — Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted (Psalm 147).
Second Reading — Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel. I have become all things to all, to save at least some (1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23).
Gospel — Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases (Mark 1:29-39).