14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Zech 9:9-10 / Ps 245 / Rom 8:9, 11-13 / Matt 11:25-30 TODAYS GOSPEL Matt 11:25-30 At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him. “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Fr Luis explained in his homily that Jesus is not saying he will make your life easy, because Christian faith is not magic. Rather Jesus invites us to join his yoke, to share our burden, and become stronger.
What a joy to celebrate the outdoor mass with wonderful music. We so appreciate the Music Ministry at St. Elizabeth’s which includes our choir and our guest musicians: Sopranos Misty North, Carol Kimbal and Sue Tierney; Tony Madrid, piano, John O’Connell and Noel Fahlen. Rebecca Brown, who taught Fr. Luis guitar years ago, travels from Rhonert Park; Winnie Myers (keyboard) comes all the way from Cotati; Stella Dunne, singer, comes in from Penngrove; Eric Lindenbusch, tenor, is cantor and plays trumpet;Doris Belluomini sings alto; Sean and Therese Brown play cello and violin respectively.
If you would like to show your appreciation, send a donation to St. Elizabeth’s marked for the music ministry. Mailing address is St. Elizabeth’s Church Music Ministry 14095 Woodland Drive Guerneville, CA 95446 Your donations will be greatly appreciated and help offset our expenses.
After mass we all enjoyed pastries and coffee provided by St. Elizabeth’s Guild. Thank you to all who donated!