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    September 21, 2014
    Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


    SEEK THE LORD

    In today's opening reading, Isaiah urges us to "seek the LORD" who is "near" and can be "found" (Isaiah 55:6). Then Isaiah says God's ways are as high above our ways "as the heavens are above the earth" (Isaiah 55:9). So we search, not because God is hiding, but because our tendencies are so different from God's ways that we get lost. How are God's ways so high above our ways? The example Isaiah gives is that God's way is to be "generous in forgiving" (Isaiah 55:7). And our way? We try to be "fair." You hurt me, so then I hurt you back, just as hard. Then, of course, you . . . . And on it goes.

    In today's Gospel Jesus teaches that God is not "fair" like that. Instead, God is so generous we can hardly understand it. The same wage for one hour as for a whole day of work? Not fair! "Seek the Lord," and we might find a God who calls us to be, not fair, but generous beyond expectations.

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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:
    After the 8:00 AM Mass on the following dates:
    • Thursday, Oct 2