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 Tuesday January 17th 2017

THERE WILL BE NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION JANUARY 16 – MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY

 

Fr Rick Rusk, Pastor

Fr Rick Rusk, Pastor

The Holy Father recently gave the following homily on Mary.
In recent days we have rested our adoring gaze on the Son of God, born in Bethlehem; today, the Solemnity of Mary Most Holy Mother of God, we turn our gaze to the Mother, while reflecting upon each of them in their close relation. This bond is not exhausted for the fact of having begot and been begotten; Jesus is “born of woman” (Gal 4:4) for a mission of salvation, and his mother is not excluded from this mission, but rather, is intimately associated with it. Mary is aware of this. Therefore she is not closed to considering only her maternal relationship with Jesus, but remains open and attentive toward all the events that take place around him: she keeps and ponders,
scrutinizes and closely examines them, as today’s Gospel reading tells us (cf. Lk 2:19). She has already said her ‘yes’ and conveyed her willingness to be involved in the fulfillment of the salvific plan of God, who “has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree, he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away” (Lk 1:51-53). Now, silent and attentive, she tries to understand what God asks of her day by day.

Thank you, O Holy Mother of the Son of God, Holy Mother of God! 

Thank you for your humility which drew the gaze of God;

thank you for the faith with which you received his Word; 

thank you for the courage with which you said ‘here I am’, 

forgetting yourself, enthralled by Holy Love,

made wholly one with his hope.

Thank you, O Holy Mother of God!

Pray for us, pilgrims in time;

help us to walk on the path of peace.

Amen.

God Bless,

Father Rick

 

 

 

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