There is an old joke that has an angel showing a new arrival around the corridors of heaven. As they pass each door the angel identifies which group lives there. When they come to one particular room there is a sign that says SILENCE PLEASE. Once they have tiptoed past this door the new arrival asks the angel “Who lives behind THAT door?” The angel replied “that’s where the Catholics live and they think they are the only ones up here!”. The humour is intended to illustrate the lavishness of God’s forgiveness and mercy. Who will be in Heaven? Whoever God lets in!
And the parable today of the workers coming to the job late and getting the same wage as those who worked longer reminds us that God alone judges and God alone knows what is in the heart of each person and which of those hearts has been pierced as was the heart of His Immaculate Mother.
So don’t act too surprised when you see some of your friends when you get to heaven…they might be recovering from the shock of seeing you!
If you know someone without internet access, please let them know that they can call the parish office (653-6830) to register.
We also ask that you please respond to the weekly invitation calls/emails that we send out so that we know in advance how many people will be attending. Placing a piece of paper with your name on it in the collection basket does not allow us to keep accurate records. We thank everyone for their continued cooperation and understanding during these difficult times.
You have probably noticed that there are no Votive Candles currently available in the church. Current health restrictions prevent people from gathering in front of the votive stands, and from sharing the wooden tapers used to light the candles. If you would like to have a candle lit in the church, please contact the parish office (653-6830 or email@example.com) and a member of our staff would be happy to light a candle on your behalf. The suggested donation for each candle is $4, and money can be placed in the collection basket.