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.
SPEAK, LORD, WE ARE LISTENING
In today’s first reading God keeps calling out in the night to a sleeping boy. Neither the boy, Samuel, nor his teacher, Eli, understands who is calling. But God’s persistence convinces them. Samuel is then ready—not ready yet to do anything, but ready to listen. “Speak, for your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:10).
In the Gospel Jesus is out teaching. Various people notice him and begin to gather around. They soon become disciples and, like the young Samuel, are ready—not ready yet to do anything, but ready to listen. “Speak,” they say, “we are listening.”
God’s voice is always with us, awake or asleep. It swirls around us like fog on a waterfront, enveloping us, gently urging us to wake up, to listen. Awareness of the voice comes first; then willingness to listen; then, in time, the decision to act, to live according to God’s word. Let’s ask today for the ability to keep our ears open so we don’t miss God’s voice.
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First Reading — Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening (1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19).
Psalm — Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will
Second Reading — Your bodies are members of Christ; glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20).
Gospel — The first disciples saw where Jesus was staying and they stayed with him (John 1:35-42).