God himself showed us the importance of taking a break from work when he created the heavens and the earth and rested on the seventh day. If you are lucky enough to be able to get away to take a vacation, please enjoy yourselves and have a great time. As a friendly reminder there is no vacation from attendance at Mass. God never ceases to provide for us and we can never cease praising Him for His goodness to us. If you are traveling this summer, plan ahead. Remember to keep the Lord’s Day holy by attending Mass every Sunday. In fact, attending a weekday Mass during our vacation is a wonderful way to renew and refresh tired minds and bodies.
Summer is here and so is the heat and humidity. While we are all looking for ways to beat the heat, we should also remember that we never do so by wearing inappropriate attire to church. If our clothing is appropriate for the beach or the back yard barbecue, it is probably not appropriate for Holy Mass! How we dress is an outward sign of the respect we give to our actions. We will work extra hard to make sure that the air conditioning will make us comfortable as we come and praise God at Mass all summer long.
When you are traveling for pleasure or business, remember to check out masstimes.org for the name, location and Mass times of churches around the country and even overseas: