Mass – Sept. 21st

Today is the Feast of St. Matthew. The Catholic Church assigns one day out of the year for each canonized saint — known as the saint’s feast day. The saints are remembered on their individual feast days with special mention, prayers, and possibly a scripture reading.
 
Here are a few things Father talked about to help make today’s Mass meaningful in your home too:
– Matthew was one of the 12 apostles. Before he followed Jesus, his job was to collect money. He was a sinner and not seen as a friend to the Jews. They didn’t like him.
– When Jesus lived, he was “different” because he didn’t care who you were, what you did, or if you were good or bad. He called everyone to follow him.
– When Jesus called, Matthew left everything behind without questions or conditions. He signed a blank check and gave his life to Jesus. Matthew didn’t know why; he just followed.
– We need to see people like Jesus does, through the eyes of God. He sees people with love and has faith in them.
– We need to follow Jesus like Matthew did, immediately and without question. Then, we can share God’s love with others like Matthew did.
 
To view photos from Mass, visit the St. Alphonsus website at www.stal.org.
 
– May the Lord bless you and keep you

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