One problem with our great feast day today is that it can make sanctity seem like something that is the special preserve of a handful of spiritual heroes—and not the ordinary goal of the Christian life. But the whole purpose of the Church—priesthood, the Mass, the sacraments, good preaching, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy—is to make saints. There is only one real sadness in life: not to be a saint. Don’t miss the opportunity.
Reading 1 – Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14
Psalm – Psalm 24:1-6
Reading 2 – 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12