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"...People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat."​

~ Mark 6:31
Dear Deacon Nguyen,

When was the last time you had dinner together as a family?
There has never been a dearth of families having dinner together on television. The Walton's, Little House on the Prairie, The Brady Bunch....

I think the reason is that we're all hungry for stories about the idyllic family—even if they're not real.

We long for that white-picket-fence-Currier-and-Ives home, where everyone gathers harmoniously around the table. But do we take the time for the imperfect family that God gave us, whether biological or adopted?

According to legend, Anna and Joachim were Jesus' grandparents. Anna was barren and prayed to the Lord to give her a child as He had given Sarah in her old age. Joachim was also grieved about their childlessness, and fasted 40 days and 40 nights in the desert. Then angels of the Lord appeared to them saying that God would bless them with their hearts' desire. The child born to this faithful couple became the Blessed Mother.

Her parents loved Mary deeply and performed all their religious and parental duties, becoming the patron saints of grandparents by exemplifying the older generation.

I promise there is a thread with today's Scripture...

We're all so busy in 2018; I see it everywhere. Parents shuffling kids off to activities while balancing their home and work lives. Kids stressed out by their overscheduled and technologically-absorbed days. Grandparents trying to keep up with the warp speed of today's pace. So we sometimes get overwhelmed by everything we have to do and lose precious moments, such as those spent with family.

Prayer for 16th Sunday in Ordinary time​

A Time to Share

On the night of Your Last Supper,
Lord Jesus, you made a meal
Your everlasting memorial
of Your love and sacrifice.

Consecrate our times together
when we gather with friends
and family to break bread and
share fellowship with one another.

Let each meal be sacred
as we recall comm with You
and make us ever mindful of those
who dine alone or who have
no one to care for them.
In Your Holy Name we pray.


~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.
Dinh, even the disciples were so busy after our Lord had sent them out to preach and heal that they didn't have an opportunity to eat! They needed time for rest and refreshment. And so do we. The moments are fleeting; we mustn't let them pass us by. Have dinner with your family today.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Raymond J. Finch, M.M.