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Monday 28th Week of the Year.

Today’s Mass Readings

Monday 28th Week of the Year.

Luke 11:29-32

Are you ready to sing a new song?

Jesus says he is like Jonah
who preached repentance
to the people of Nineveh.

Repentance is the first step to conversion.

It is a deliberate turning away from something
that is destroying our lives and the lives of others.

It’s a breath of fresh air.

Jesus wants us to sing with him a new song
(as we heard in today’s Psalm).

He is the strength a person needs who is struggling:

  • to overcome an addiction
  • in an abusive relationship
  • struggling with the loss of a child, a spouse or a parent
  • Or an immigrant looking for a welcome.
  • Or the strength we need to lift ourselves out of the darkness of sin.

We need to join our hearts and prayers
for anyone we know is struggling to sing a new song.

The sign of Jesus is us – every time we repent,
every time – we help another person to sing a new song.


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. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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