Pastor’s Message: September 3, 2023

Dear Parishioners,

In this weekend’s Gospel Peter respondes as a human and does not understand that Jesus speaks of a divine perspective. Jesus calls for self-denial and taking up crosses and following Him with complete dedication.

Peter is one of Jesus’ close followers, and he did not like the idea that Jesus said he had to suffer and die. Peter tried to stop Jesus from this.  Jesus tells Peter he is not seeing the big picture. He is focused on earthly things, not God’s divine purpose.  Jesus says following Him means accepting challenges so we can move towards the kingdom of God.

The readings remind us that true fulfillment comes from aligning our lives with God’s will and trusting in His promises, even in the face of challenges and adversity.  As we gather for Mass, let us pray for the grace to be humble and generous, following the example of Christ.

We look forward to seeing you for Mass as we come together as a community to worship and give thanks to God.

Peace be with you!
God Bless,
Fr. Cyrus