Pardon and Peace

09-26-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John Sims Baker

I want to point out the weekday times for Confession here at Saint Rose. Not only do we have Confessions on Saturdays and Sundays -- actually twice each of those days; but we also have Confessions every day of the week! The weekday times are usually less busy and therefore perhaps better for a more relaxed time for Confession. On Mondays and Fridays, Confessions begin at 6 a.m.; and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Confessions begin at 5 p.m. I hope that these times are easy to remember. There is the added benefit with these weekday Confession times of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament going on at the same time! These really are times offering "pardon and peace" as the ritual for the sacrament proclaims!


Who do You Say that I Am?

09-12-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John Sims Baker

We do many things in Saint Rose of Lima Parish. We do many things well. But we are not here to do things! We are here to proclaim Jesus Christ. In order to proclaim Him, we have to know Him. I encourage you to let Jesus ask you today: "Who do you say that I am?" Force yourself to answer Him directly. Look Jesus in the eye, and tell Him who He is. This was not easy for His disciples, but it is essential. Absolutely essential.


Virtue Stands in the Middle

09-05-2021Weekly ReflectionFr. John Sims Baker

This expression is sometimes called the "golden mean," and it comes from the teachings of philosopher Aristotle. We need to remember that human virtue is found in the middle, especially in times of polarization when we are tempted to go to the extreme on one side or the other.