Friday, January 15, 2016

Friends in High Places

Dear Parishioners,

One of the most memorable gospel stories is that of the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). There Mary encourages Jesus to save a newly married couple from a disastrous wedding reception. Back in those days, the reception went on for days, not just a few hours as is the case today. Today it would be a bit embarrassing—2,000 years ago it would have been a catastrophe that would not soon be forgotten. Hence, Mary’s concern and our Lord’s reluctance. It reminds us of our Blessed Mother’s influence on Jesus and the importance of maintaining a close relationship with our Blessed Mother. You and I are bound to face difficulties in the coming years. How comforting it would be if we had someone like Mary interceding for us. Despite whatever difficulties we might encounter, 2016 would be a Happy New Year. So pray Mary’s prayer, the rosary.

God bless,
Fr. Carl

“Happy is he who lives and dies under the protection of
the Blessed Virgin.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars