Today, Jesus calls us from the busyness of our lives to rest in his embrace. Many of us may have labored hard this last week and are tired. Some of us have experience lots of stress by all the demands placed on us and we need a break. Whatever we’re going through, God calls us to come away for a while and rest in him. This summer seems to be the perfect season we can steal a little time away from our usual routine and rest with the Lord. My hope is that all of us can schedule in a little time to read, sleep, sit by the water or just enjoy the moments. If we spend our lives just running from one thing to another, we will miss so much along the way. Jesus reminds us today that we are called to find our peace resting in him and to bring that peace to those we meet along the way.
Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, here are the dates I know about:
July 16th: Parish Neighborhood Block Party at Sat. Charles from1pm – 6pm
August 6th: Br. Robert’s Presbyteral Ordination at St. Bonaventure Chapel at 11:30am. Please come out to support our brother. Let’s all attend!
August 13th: Our Parish Picnic at Metro Park. (no 9:45am Mass that day). Mass will be at the park.
September 16th: Celebration of Br. Robert’s Ordination and Br. Ray’s 15th Jubilee after the 4pm Mass. (There will be a Jubilee celebration with the Capuchins in Wisconsin on July 21 but I discouraged people from coming because of the distance. We will all celebrate on September 16th!)