Masses today are at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. (bilingual). Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call the office during our normal business hours.
The 8:30 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.
OUR DEEPEST NEEDS
The word of God serves up a tremendous feast for us today. Isaiah beckons all who hunger and thirst to come to the Lord for satisfaction. The psalmist cries out, “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs” (Psalm 145:16). Saint Paul tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Finally, in the Gospel, we hear the story of the miraculous feeding of over five thousand people from a mere five loaves and two fish. Most of us have our material needs met on a day-to-day basis. These scriptures, nevertheless, have much to say to the contemporary believer. We must ask ourselves, “Where are my deepest hungers? Where are my thirsts?” After material needs are satisfied and, in some cases, over-satisfied, many people still experience a deep longing for spiritual balance and well-being. As the loaves and fish are multiplied in today’s Gospel, perhaps our prayer can be a longing for the satisfaction of the deepest needs that only God can fill.
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First Reading — All you who thirst, come to the water! You without money, come to the feast! (Isaiah 55:1-3).
Psalm — The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs (Psalm 145).
Second Reading — Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ (Romans 8:35, 37-39).
Gospel — All ate until satisfied; they collected twelve baskets of what was left over (Matthew 14:13-21).