The dramatic scene presented in the Book of Nehemiah presents a people who had forgotten their identity and learned, as if for the first time, who they really are. It is the mission of all those who remain invested in the faith of the Church to give testimony to their brothers and sisters in Christ, reminding all that in Christ, we have received a unique and wonderful identity—and it is only when we know who we are that will be able to find our purpose and accomplish the mission that Christ has given to us.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Nehemiah 8:2-10
Psalm – Psalm 19:8-15
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:12-30
Gospel – Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21