Our Mission Statement at Most Holy Redeemer
Most Holy Redeemer Parish is a Roman Catholic Christian Community. The parish draws people from isolation to community, from searching to awakening, from indifference to concern, from selfishness to meaningful service, from fear in the midst of adversity to faith and hope in God.
The community of Most Holy Redeemer shares God’s compassionate love with all people. The parish offers a spiritual home to all: senior citizens and youth; single people and families; those who are straight, gay, lesbian, and transgender; the healthy and the sick, particularly persons with HIV.
As a parish community, we celebrate God’s loving presence in our lives. In worship and sacrament, especially the Eucharist, we are nurtured and challenged to extend God’s kingdom of justice, truth, love and peace by growing in the spirit of Jesus, the Most Holy Redeemer.
The Most Holy Redeemer parish office will be closed Monday, January 21
in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
Fr. Matt’s Message – January 20, 2019
In the John’s Gospel, Mary is mentioned twice – at the marriage feast at Cana, the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus, and at the crucifixion, the end of his public ministry. Mary was actively involved with Jesus in the work of our redemption. In today’s gospel (John 1:1-11), we hear of the marriage feast at Cana. Mary went out of her way to intercede with Jesus and Jesus performed his very first miracle.
There are many young men and women who have gone on to accomplish great things in life because their parents believed in them and encouraged them. Jesus brought amazing and special gifts. He used them to help others.
The gifts we are given are meant to be shared. That is what St Paul also tells us in the second reading when he enumerates the many different gifts of the Holy Spirit to different persons and adds that “to each person is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good,” (1 Corinthians 12:6). Today, then, is a good day to ask ourselves: “What gifts has God given me? Am I using these gifts mainly for my own personal profit or for the service of others in the community?”
If we began using the little gifts we have for the common good — like the gift of praying, singing, teaching, caring, sharing, encouraging, supporting, motivating, writing, etc. — then these gifts can begin to grow and soon we will begin to see miracles. And Jesus and Mary show the way. Concern for others is where miracles can begin.
I’ll be away for a week or so, taking a short break to spend time with my family. Know of my prayers and I always appreciate yours!
Peace and love,