Our wonderful Christmas season is over, and we now enter into Ordinary Time – as in ordinal, so it’s a predictable, numbered period of time that sounds very stable, dependable, and orderly. Yet our work as stewards continues on in this new year.
Our holiday celebrations came one right after another. We’ve had so much to celebrate and enjoy, but now we can feel run down, let down, and a desire to return to whatever our normal is. However, it’s a new year; there’s so much to do, and look forward to. Where do we find some motivation to get going?
In today’s first reading, our Lord gives us confidence and a beautiful purpose to serve him and others: “It is too little . . . for you to be my servant; I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth (Isaiah 49:6).”
John the Baptist was the final prophet that lighted the way for Jesus, the Messiah. Jesus spread the light of God’s word and love throughout his ministry. After persecuting the early followers of Jesus, Paul became a believer, an apostle, and the light to the Gentiles. Now, God gives to each one of us light and strength. If we feel we’re flagging, even after the hectic pace of the holidays, we can always turn to God for strength and purpose.
Our time is ordinary so it can help us plan and carry on as God’s stewards. As in the Epiphany song, we can ask Jesus, King, God, and Sacrifice, to guide us to his perfect light. As stewards, we are God’s special servants, his instruments and messengers, and we can share our light with everyone along the way.
--Jim Wollak, Parishioner
St. Brendan the Navigator
29 Rockaway Ave.
San Francisco CA 94127
In the Archdiocese of San Francisco
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
(OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)
The rectory office is closed on Independence Day,
Labor Day, and other official holidays.
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday-Friday 6:30 am & 8:15 am
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 8:15 am & 5:00 pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 5:00 PM
Holy Days of Obligation and Ash Wednesday
6:30 am, 8:15 am, 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Saturday 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sunday 7-7:30, 8:30-9:30, 10:30-11:30 am
By appointment with any priest.
Every 3rd Saturday at 10 a.m.
4th Sunday of January, April, August & December (during Mass)
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19)
Saturday 4:00 pm - 5:00pm
(CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19)
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