Church



August 28, 2016
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

HUMILITY

Have you ever been in a group of people--maybe on a tour, at a social gathering, or at church--and discovered that you have just been talking with a well-known author, corporate CEO, great scholar, or politician? Your first thought is the hope that you didn't say anything to embarrass yourself; but your second thought is how much they seemed like such "regular" folks. What is it that makes people seem so "regular"? Today's readings give us a clue when they stress the importance of humility.

It is so hard for us not to tell the first person who will listen how busy we are, how hard we work, how much money we donate, and how important our job titles are. We think these accolades make a difference to people, and if we don't tell them, how will they ever know? But if our actions demonstrate our values, people will recognize our worth on their own. The words of Jesus show us how much better it is to let someone else recognize our worth than to be embarrassed because someone did not.

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MASS TIMES

SUNDAY CELEBRATION:
Saturday  5:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am

HOLY DAY CELEBRATION:
Eve 7:30 pm
Day 6:15 am, 8:00 am, 7:30pm

WEEKDAY:
Mon - Fri 6:15 am, 8:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am

RECONCILIATION:
 4:00 - 4:40 pm Saturdays
 By Request (Contact Parish Office)

ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
(anytime by request) Communal Anointing Service on the first Thursday of January, April, July, October during the 8 a.m. Mass