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14th Sunday of the Year A

Today’s Mass Readings

What’s in your heart?

 “Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Are you getting enough rest in your life? Ask yourself the following:

  • Do I get sufficient physical rest? That includes finding the right balance of exercise and sleep, invigorating activity as well as restful, rejuvenating times.
  • Do I enjoy enough emotional rest? Ministry is stressful and emotionally demanding. Do I plan enough down time, as well as time with family, friends, and colleagues who let me relax and be myself so I can recharge my emotional batteries?
  • How about spiritual rest? Am I spiritually antsy, suffering from a kind of spiritual insomnia? Or am I able to “rest in God”? In my prayer life, do I turn to God for consolation and strength? Am I able to quiet down the 10,000 voices inside and hear the “still small voice” of God?

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida.

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