Every Sunday, the Church chooses readings for everyone in the world to hear. They reflect the season, the celebration of the day, and they move through specific parts and books of the Bible. There's an ongoing curriculum, sort of, in the way the Sunday readings unfold.
But also, alongside this curriculum, real life is happening. The world is struck by a pandemic, and people suffer and die in horrible numbers. People lose their jobs and struggle to keep their homes and feed their families. Racial violence erupts again, and the justifiable anger that comes along with that.
This week, the Church's curriculum and the real-life situations converge in the Trinity. In the Trinity we see a God whose identity is relationship. A God who does not impose so much as relate. A God who is love, demonstrating that love in relationship, from the very beginning until the very end.
This week, in our readings and in the world around us, we're reminded that to be a creature of God is to be in relationship. To be Christian is to love others. It's why Jesus told us that the most important commandment is a two-parter: love God, love your neighbor.
We hope you're doing okay, and we pray that all of us can lean hard into our relationship with God, who is Love, and live each day as a reflection of that Love, no matter the circumstances.
We're so excited to be able to continue Drive-In Mass this Sunday. If you'd like to join us for Mass this Sunday, please fill out this quick survey, which will help us plan for parking.
We'll continue to offer our weekend Masses online, as well, and will continue our regular schedule of offerings until we're ready to make changes safely and prayerfully. The Cardinal's dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation continues for everyone, even if Masses are being offered in churches in their area.
Keep in touch with our weekend schedule on our Facebook page, including Eucharistic Adoration on Friday nights, our posted Masses in English and Spanish, Healing Prayer on Tuesday night at 7:00 on Zoom (Meeting ID: 836 6498 7643 Password: 150047) and all the latest updates: (click here)
6:00 Sunday join us for our new night of prayer, praise and connection called Something More. It's less like Mass and more like a combination of coffee/donuts and Alpha nights.
Meeting ID: 862 2973 0963 Password: 137597
Try Alpha! Our next series (on Zoom) starts up with a "check it out" night, Monday June 8 at 7PM. Learn more and register at our website now!
Stay Connected with your parish:
- You can always find us at our website www.MQOA.org for all the information you need, and the following links.
- “Like” our Facebook page (no Facebook account needed), for up-to-the-minute news and updates from our parish and Archdiocese.
- Join our Facebook Group - this does require an account, and you will be asked to follow group rules and answer a couple of simple questions to join.
- Volunteer on our Prayer Partner Line at our website, or email us with your offer of particular help.
- Send your prayer requests to have a ribbon added to our Prayer Ribbon Project, at the corner of St. James church parking lot.
- Update your membership in our database, so we can reach you more easily.
- Thank you so much for your financial support, which makes everything we do possible. You can give online , by making a one-time, or setting up regular donations.
- If you prefer to drop off a donation, our mailbox is secure, so you can drop off or mail your envelopes or donations at 158 Federal Street.