“If you support your parish priest, we encourage you to join us for the Chrism Mass in a show of support for all of our priests,”Chrism Mass Tuesday, March 30
Perhaps our “patience worn out by the journey”, at St. Mary’s led Bishop Zurek to write…
“There has been a lot of unrest in the Cathedral parish for the last few months; actually, in reality, for some decades.”Bishop Zurek’s Letter to St. Mary’s Cathedral, A Reflection on Christian Life, August 28, 2019
Furthermore, the pandemic may be likened to the saraph serpents, “which bit the people so that many of them died.”
Even so, Moses did not make a bronze serpent and mount it on a pole so that those who looked at it could show him their support; for to do that would be what Pope Francis calls, “…clerical moralism.”, and “This is barren soil,” he said.
My prayer today is that if we support our parish priest, Bishop Zurek will encourage us to join him for the Chrism Mass so that “When (he) lift(s) up the Son of Man, then (we) will realize that (HE IS), and that (we) do nothing on (our) own, but (we) say only what the Father taught (us).”, and live!