Dear Parishioners,

A high school basketball team attended Mass together as they prepared to play in the state tournament. During the homily, the priest said that ten years from now the most important thing about their basketball season will not be whether they became state champs or not. The most important thing will be what they became in the process of trying to win the title.

Did they become better human beings?

Did they become more loving?

Did they become more loyal to one another?

Did they become more committed?

Did they grow as a team and as individuals?

Today’s gospel makes this very important point: our top priority should be God’s Kingdom and our pursuit of it. If we are loving, loyal and committed to our faith, we are preparing ourselves to be with God one day in His Kingdom.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick