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Sept 6, 2009 - Fourty Minute Salvation? - Fr. Satish Joseph

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings

One of the complaints I have received about my celebration of the Mass is that I take too long. They say I am slow with my prayers and that I preach too long. There are those of you who can appreciate this and there are others who shop for the fourty-minute-mass in town. Someone said to me the other day: “You want your church to fill up - how about a mass with no singing and no preaching?” I am sorry but no matter how hard I try, I cannot serve a “fast-mass” like people serve “fast-food.” People wish salvation was a fourty-minute-affair, but then, salvation would taste like fast food. Salvation is a process, it is a comprehensive event.