Jesus teaches us today in the Gospel, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” We hear this teaching with the example of the Lord before us. The Son of God came into the world, taking on our humanity without holding on to his divinity, to serve all of us with his great act of giving his life for us on the Cross. This is the master lesson of being a disciple of the Lord. We too can put ourselves aside in favor of the needs of another, in greater fidelity to the way of the Gospel over our own way, and seeking God’s plan for us and others instead of our own plans. This is no easy task. Rather, this task becomes possible and achievable with the help of God, especially in the Holy Eucharist. In every Mass, Jesus lays down his life for us as he servant of all of us with the Eucharistic event at the altar, his Sacrifice. We eat and drink of this Sacrifice with Holy Communion and receive the grace and strength to follow after the Lord and be in the service of others. Let us pray today with confidence that the Gospel message we hear today will be realized in our Christian lives.
Please keep our Parish in your prayers, we need to be a Missionary Church, make disciples for Jesus, we need to be involved in Different Ministries in our church. If anyone has a desire to be active members, as a lector, adorer of the Blessed sacrament, usher, cleaning our church or any others ministry, please contact the Parish office. Thank you so very much for your goodness and generosity to Saint Benedict
God bless you,
Father Jose Elias