Across the generations, weddings are joyous events. They are a time to celebrate love. While the love between the couple is the focus, weddings also honor the love between families, between friends, and between God and us.
This weekend, we celebrate the first miracle Jesus performed in public, which happened to be at a wedding. When the wine ran out, Mary persuades Jesus to save the couple from embarrassment and reveal his divinity by turning ordinary washing water into the finest wine.
Jesus' attendance and his usage of his divine power to save the celebrations from disaster are taken as evidence of his approval for marriage and celebrations. Other lessons we can learn from this Gospel account are:
Mary tells the servants at the wedding to "do whatever he tells you." Those words are not only for the servants but for us as well. Are we listening and doing what Jesus asks of us?
We are to pay attention to those around us and notice when they are in need. Because Mary saw that the wine was gone, she was able to help avoid a problem. Are we aware of those around us that need help? How can we intervene to make sure everyone has what they need?
The ordinary can become extraordinary in the hands of Jesus. Do we see Jesus revealed in our ordinary lives?
And lastly, Jesus listened to his mother even though he said it was not yet his time. Do we listen to our parents and others who know whats best for us and the situation?
Put yourself at the Wedding in Cana this weekend.
What lessons can you take away and live out in your Church of the Home?
Celebrate the first miracle of Jesus by reflecting on your wedding or a special wedding you attended - maybe over a glass of wine or grape juice.
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:oo on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
Are you ready to act on your invitation? Join Fr. Tim as he shares his wisdom from this Sunday's Scripture readings.
This is an initiative that will deliver weekly resources to Churches of the Home. These resources will give suggestions for how to Pray, Listen, Act and Ponder with a given topic throughout the course of each week. Project Nazareth will explore the fundamental Gospel message of the Sunday Mass and other special topics such as the Year of the Eucharist.
This is a way to weave faith formation into the fabric of family life.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Blue Ribbon Campaign
Hospitals and healthcare facilities are experiencing an overwhelming number of patients and a reduced workforce.
Resurrection supports and stands in solidarity with healthcare workers during this difficult time of the COVID 19 pandemic.
We invite you to show a visible sign of your support for healthcare by participating in the Blue Ribbon Campaign. Blue ribbons that can be worn on jacket lapels, coats, or shirts are available after Mass and at the parish office. You are encouraged to pick up ribbons for yourself, family members, coworkers, and neighbors.
For more information, contact Karolyn Efferson or Tony Pichler in the parish office.
Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
Resurrection is pleased to announce that the family that is currently living in the parish-sponsored EPH house will be moving into a more permanent housing situation. The partnership between EPH and Resurrection has proved a safe and stable home for a family as they transitioned from a life of turmoil, turbulence, and dependency to a life of hope, stability, and self-sufficiency.
Volunteers are needed now to get the new house in shape for the family as well as prepare our parish-sponsored house for a new family. If you are able to paint, clean, and/or provide simple home repairs for these housing transitions, please contact Tony Pichler in the parish office.
The Excel Mission in Okolona, Mississippi has been given a house to serve as a homeless shelter for women. Sr. Liz and Sr. Nancy are looking for volunteers from Resurrection Parish who would be able to travel to Okolona for a week in order to paint, clean, and provide simple repairs to get this house in shape for this new purpose. The dates are February 19 to 26.
If you are interested or would like more information,
please contact Tony Pichler in the parish office.
Recent Loss to Our Parish Family
Ruby and Res
Ruby didn't get into any trouble while she was on vacation at Rusty's house.
Just look at the innocent face!
Well, maybe little trouble...