Aug 04, 2019
We are merely pilgrims here on this journey. Let us not waste the time in acrimony over money and other worldly things. If we are rich, what are we doing with our riches? The wealth of all the world is the Lord’s. Let us not use it as if it belonged to us. Here is what Paul says in the second reading:
Brothers and sisters:
If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died,
and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
In the early church, baptism candidates took off their clothes and were clothed in a white garment, to signify putting off their old worldly life and putting on the things of heaven. If we want to find true happiness and fulfillment we must die to ourselves and the world and throw ourselves wholeheartedly into the arms of Jesus.
Fr. Steve reads from the last chapter of Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis, about those who are living that new life of baptism. The message is that we become more of our true selves when we give up our lives and cast ourselves freely and completely into a life-giving relationship with God, the only person who truly knows us and defines us as His sons and daughter. As C.S. Lewis urges: “Submit with every fiber of your being and you will find eternal life.”See more from Homily Series: True Conversion
TUES | 6:30pm
WED–SAT | 8:15am
SAT | 5pm ("at-risk" individuals in church; others in parish hall)
SUN | 9am & 11am
(Sunday morning Mass attendance will be based on last names. Some will be asked to attend in the church; others in Mercy Hall. See signs for details.)
(In alley between hall and school in JPII room)
TUE | 7-8pm
FRI | 7-8pm
SAT | 9 am until all are heard
TUE | 7-8pm
FRI | 9am-8pm
Church: 1505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
Office: 1514 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
School: 1521 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912