-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 5:30pm on Sat and 9:30am and 6:00pm on Sunday
St. Albert the Great "Church@Home" mission this Lent admittedly was a stretch for many of us. For most of us our sacramental catholic faith encouraged us to meet Jesus in the sacramental rites and grace of the Church - but not necessarily in the sacramental nature of the church community itself.
So the call to encounter in our "Church@Home" mission was an invitation to step out of our religious comfort zone - what I am imiging today as the tomb of our old Catholic thinking and believing. Martha is the primary example of this type of dead faith - all the right answers without communion in the faith of Jesus Christ! It is possible for us to have a relationship with Jesus Christ but to be dead in our limited faith in what that means.
Just so, it is possible for us to have full membership in the Catholic Church through the sacraments and be entombed in our relationship to the living Christ in the church. So, St. Albert the Great "Church@Home" is a call to all of us to "come out" of isolated private religious lives and to be free of fear and suspicion, and to join our hearts to the living Christ - the church.
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!