A frat house was holding an outdoor party next to the church today. The music was loud, overpowering the reverent silence of our sanctuary.

Many folks had difficulty paying attention during Mass. My own mind kept getting pulled by pulsating music into worldly concerns. But we kept praying, and we obeyed the Lord's command to take and eat and drink together in memory of his death and rising.

And God accepted our meager sacrifices and smiled upon our assembly.

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