“How I have longed to celebrate this Passover with you” (Luke 22:15). When people ask, “Why should we go to Mass?” I answer, “Because Jesus is waiting for you there in the Church, and He wants to be with you — right there — in the Holy Eucharist.” It is about a personal encounter with Jesus that
we have as individuals AND as a community, in the celebration of the Mass.
06/14/21: New COVID Protocol effective Tuesday, June 15
Our Bishop Barber has sent us a new COVID directive that is effective starting Tuesday, June 15th, throughout the whole diocese. In compliance with the new directive, here are the highlights to follow going forward for St. Callistus parishioners ...
Ordinary Times Season
JULY 18TH - 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
1st Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6
2nd Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
In today's Gospel, Jesus gathers His weary & tired disciples to a deserted place "to rest a while." Aren’t many of us so busy and weary with work, always rushing to beat deadlines, or to get to meetings, lectures, seminars and what have you? Don't we all need to "rest a while"?
When we feel tired and exhausted, we need to take a rest. We must accept our human limitations. We are not gods. Human as we are, we need to withdraw from our worldly concerns once in a while, to recharge, to renew and then go back again. To do otherwise is folly. To do otherwise is playing god, which we are not. The sooner we learn this in life, the better.
The Dalai Lama once asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
Prayer: Lord remind me always to slow down, rest a while and be with you in prayer and reflection. Amen.
9:00 AM, 8:30-Devotional Prayer
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
30 minutes before each Sunday Mass
(Other times by Appointment)