Blast from the Past(or)

 

January 25, 2015

The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

      All people have endured what we could call 'low points' in their lives. If pressed, I am sure we could name several of these periods from personal experience. Oscar Wilde wrote De Profundis when he was 'in the depths' of a prison sentence, broken, shamed and despondent. Off the top of my head, low times for me include discerning to leave the seminary, the ending of a relationship, the death of my boyhood dog, Fred, and when people told me pro-wrestling was fake (yes, I was devastated). Today we hear about the prophet Jonah who embodies one of the more famous low points in history.  Jonah tried to run from God's plan for him and took a ship to get as far away from God as possible. Jonah was thrown off this ship, vilified and plunged 'into the depths,' sad and alone; darkness all around him. That's pretty low. But for Jonah and each of us, this is where God was working. Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground, wrote Wilde. Jonah's low point brought him to Ninevah, which is what God had planned for Jonah all along. Often the worst experiences in our lives bring us to where God wants us. Let us remember that God made each of us for some definite purpose and that the only true sadness is to not be a saint.

 

 

God Bless You!!!!!!!

 

Fr. Thomas Fallone

 

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK AT OLMC

Sunday

1/25

Masses 7:30, 9:00, & 11:15am

10:00am Religious Education Classes

5:00pm 9th Grade Confirmation Class

6:30pm RCIA Hinds Room

7:00pm 10th Grade Confirmation Class

Monday

1/26

8:00am Mass

12:30pm Busy Hands

6:00pm Youth Group Gordon Hall

7:00pm ESL Hinds Room

Tuesday

1/27

8:00am Mass

12:45pm Matthew Bible Study*

7:30pm  Matthew Bible Study*

*Gordon Hall

Wednesday

1/28

8:00am Mass

6:00pm Our Lady Perpetual Help

7:30pm AA Meeting

Thursday

1/29

8:00am Mass

7:30pm Adult Choir

Friday

1/30

8:00am Mass

No Eucharistic Adoration/Benediction

Saturday

1/31

8:00am Mass

8:30am Reconciliation

5:15pm Mass (Fr. Dillon)

7:00pm Misa en Español

Sunday

2/1

Masses 7:30 (Fr. Dillon),

9:00, & 11:15am(Fr. O’Mullane)

10:00am Religious Education Classes

5:00pm 9th Grade Confirmation Class

6:30pm RCIA Hinds Room

7:00pm 10th Grade Confirmation Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

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