“It’s not about ‘me and Jesus,’ it’s about ‘we and Jesus.’ That’s what Catholic Christianity is all about. That’s what it means to ‘conform our world to the heart of Christ’ [SHSST vision statement]. That’s what it means to ‘…form missionary disciples, who evangelize, both globally and locally, minds and hearts with the life and light of Jesus Christ’. That’s what Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is all about!”
The quote is from Fr. Raúl Gómez-Ruiz, SDS, president-rector of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, during his homily at the Opening Mass for the new academic year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the liturgy was limited.
Reflecting on the challenges of the pandemic, Fr. Raúl reminded seminarians to “not give in to fear! The Lord has made a promise to us: ‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him who believes in me’ [Jn 7:38]. Instead, look at the signs of hope that are even more powerful! They surround us if we but open our eyes to what the Lord is showing us, like Ezekiel.”
Click here to read Fr. Raúl’s full homily.
Among the concelebrants was Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior of the US Province, as well as several members of the local SCJ community.
Let the Priests of the Sacred Heart pray for your loved ones and intentions.