Are we giving the best we have for the worship of our Lord?
Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
September 6, 2020 •
Why would the Church require us to spend so much money on these vessels for Christ? Because nothing in this world is more precious than the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, nothing. Not you, not me, not our children. Nothing is more precious. How often do we seek to buy the best things for those whom we love? Why should that be different for our Lord?
If He is really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, then we must treat Him as we would treat anyone else. And since He's more precious and more worthy, since He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, then the honor and glory due to Him is even greater.
So it's very appropriate that we as Christians should, of course, never neglect the poor... but always honor our Lord by buying the best, by using the best in His sanctuary to worship Him.
Ez 33: 7-9; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20
Also includes Father's announcements at the end of Mass for new Mass time, Faith Formation, new Missals, some COVID-19 information*, and most important news abut our upcoming 40 Hours Devotion, Thursday September 10-Saturday September 12. Sign up here.
*The article Father references about COVID testing from the New York Times (at 12:34) can be found here.
The new monstrance and tabor were donated by parishioner Thomas Hawk who passed away in April of this year. In your generosity, please remember him in your prayers. Eternal rest grant unto Him O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the departed rest in peace. Amen.
Homily begins at 13:30