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Get into the ring! How this works...

This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily idea...my main focus for preaching this coming Sunday. What I am hoping for is a reaction from people in the pews. Does my "focus" connect with your daily life, faith, and experience? Or not? Either affirm the direction I am going in (by giving me an example from your life) or challenge me, ask for clarification! Questions are the best! Reaction rather than reflection is what I'm looking for here. Don't be afraid, get in the ring. Ole!



Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 23 Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at www.usccb.org
-check out this week's LinC Letter at www.parishlincletter.blogspot.com
-I will be celebrating mass at 4 PM on Saturday, 8 AM,  11 AM, and 6:00 pm on Sunday

 God or mercy with skin on it

 On this Mercy Sunday we will really not be preaching with words but rather with a gesture of mercy-the anointing of the sick. At all the masses this weekend we will be anointing all those who present themselves as chronically, critically, pre-surgically ill.  For the celebration of the sacrament is what I call Mercy or God with skin on incarnate.

2 comments:

Al Abaster said...

What good phrasing. It makes me consider in what ways we "anoint" each other throughout everyday of the week - bathing a child, kissing a spouse goodnight, dressing the elderly or sickly - all of these gestures strike me as a kind of "anointing" as I think about the phrase of mercy being "God with skin". Witnessing the anointing of others at Mass can help to inspire these additional acts of mercy. Thanks for helping us to live out the call.

JoyFuralle said...

At 4:00 Mass today I was struck further by the communal aspect of being anointed among the 'usual' 4:00 crowd. Really loved it, felt embraced by our family of faith. Blessing upon blessing, mercy with skin on it all over!

Blessed as I gathered with my Church family in greetings & Happy Easter wishes & chatting and waving, blessed by joining the community in prayer and song at the opening song, blessed by the Word of God through the great readers, blessed by the Word of God in the Gospel proclaimed by Father, blessed by joining in the procession of people anointed by Father, blessed by my Husband as I returned to my seat. During the communion procession as I served as a Eucharistic Minister it really hit home how ALL OF LIFE and every moment is or can be a giving and receiving moment, mercy with skin on it. Blessed be God in God's People!