Dear Parishioners,
The writer Ralph Waldo Emerson had a remarkable line in one of his essays. He wrote, "Our chief want in life is somebody who can make us do what we can." He also added, "This is the service of a good friend."

A good friend is someone who will support us in recognizing and achieving our potential. In the gospel today when there was no more wine at the wedding, Mary said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." Jesus then told the servers to fill the jars with water. The servers listened to both Jesus and Mary and there was plenty of wine for everyone at the wedding.

Jesus is that good friend to all of us. By following what Jesus teaches us, he will help us to do what we could never do alone. All we need to do is to listen to the words that Mary said to the servers at the wedding, "Do whatever he tells you."

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick