“The observance of the moments of silence envisioned by the liturgy is of great importance.” Papal instruction about the liturgy. What we say at Mass is important, but more important is listening to what God says. Silence during the mass is our invitation to listen to what the Lord is saying to us in this most wonderful sacrament. Fr. Bobby
"Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
The Father delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. It is good that Thanksgiving comes near the end of our liturgical year and the beginning of Advent, which reminds us to keep our focus on God, both present in our midst now and calling us into a deeper reality we call the kingdom of God. St. Francis lived with this in mind: everything in this world is a gift, and nothing in this world belongs to us—it is all God’s. This is why he could be happy with so little in terms of earthly goods and yet be known for his generous and gracious spirit. As always, I thank God for the generosity I encounter daily in our parish and ask the Lord to help us grow ever more faithful to our divine call to love God and one another. May you have a most blessed Thanksgiving.
God keep you! Fr. Bobby
"Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn't do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side." Pope Francis
@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.