Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In my daily diet, I avoid as much salt as possible. I am told it is not good for me. Given that I am of British extract, I am also guilty of liking the blandness of diet we seem to be noted for. However, bland Christianity is not good for anyone. On the other hand, judgmental and hateful Christianity is just as harmful. Jesus’s radical love for the marginalized is what we must aim for. If that makes us salty, then so be it.
Mass begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday at St. Teresa’s. Please log in at least ten minutes prior to the start so we can let you into the Zoom room. The worship aid for February 5, is here. We will no longer share it on screen, so please print it or have it available on your phone.
Rev. Kate Lehman, OSB
Join us on Wednesday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. for our Ash Wednesday liturgy in the Chapel.
St. Teresa of Ávila is united with many other authentic Catholic faith communities as a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC). The ECC is a "community of communities" that share a common theology and liturgical tradition with the Roman Catholic Church, but do not participate in its canon law.
The "ECC Difference" can be seen in the inclusion of all baptized Christians at the Eucharistic table, respect for and recognition that the Spirit is at work in those of other religions, ordination of women and married individuals, offering of the sacrament of marriage to committed LGBT couples and those remarrying after divorce, invitation to follow conscience regarding birth control, and active/equal involvement of the laity in the governance of the Communion.