Bulletins can also be viewed at Discover Mass
I remember growing up and hearing people say that, “no matter what you do, never talk about politics or religion with your friends if you want them to stay your friends.” It always struck me as so strange because I always thought that the two most important things we should talk about is politics and religion. In our present state of society, no one is allowed to be on one side of the fence or the other. There is so much hatred it is truly disturbing - at least to me. In a recent show I watched they spoke about children being in the presence of a holy person and they were asking questions of this saint: “Are we dead, or are we alive? Are we tired, or are we vigorous? Are we healthy, or are we sick? Are we good, or are we bad? Do we still have time, or has time run out? Are we young, or are we old? Are we clean, or are we dirty? Are we fools, or are we smart? Are we true, or are we false? Are we rich, or are we poor? Are we kings, or are we servants? Are we warm, or are we cold? Are we happy, or are we blind? Are we disappointed, or are we joyful? Are we lost, or are we found?” The Blessed one answered, “It doesn’t matter. God does not allow himself to be seen. God does not shout, God does not whisper, God does not write, God does not hear, God does not chat, God does not comfort us.” The children ask, “Who is God?” The holy one responds, “God smiles.” For me, as simple and strange as it all is, it is a reflection on what matters. Sometimes we can all take all of it so seriously and in God’s eyes it really doesn’t matter. God doesn’t care who or what we are in the definitions that we apply to who or what. God doesn’t worry about us in the way we do. God does not react in the way we do by being seen or shouting or whispering or writing or hearing or chatting or comforting. God is. God is in the moment. God is love. God smiles. Maybe we should try it. Hope & Peace.
BELLA ITALIA! 2017!
There are still openings for Fr. Bill Bouhall and Fr. John’s Italy trip, Rome to Venice from October 7 to 17, 2017.
We will visit the following cities: Rome • Assisi • Tuscany • Florence • Siena • Padua • Venice!
Only $3,990.00 for 11 days - airfare included from anywhere in the US.
Trip includes: Daily Mass most days, airport taxes, security fees & fuel surcharges,
transfers as per itinerary, 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas, transportation with luxury bus,
all breakfasts and all dinners, wine included with all dinners,
all tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide, guided tours and tour fees, and luggage handling.
Single supplement $900. Does not include daily lunches or travel insurance.
Stop in the office for a brochure, or go to:
www.proximotravel.com/trip-store/?action=view_trip&triptemplateid=389 for more information.