Spirituality Corner

Please Remember in Prayer

Those, living and deceased, who are listed in our Book of Prayers, found at the back of church.

Anyone can add names to this book each month.

The Footprints of God

Book by Sister Kathy Available

following all Masses THIS Weekend in the Parish Center Foyer for $13

For the 175th Anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of  Mercy in the United States, Sr. Kathy published a book of pictures and reflections to inspire all to a deeper commitment to our stewardship of God’s creation. Also available in the Parish Office during regular office hours.

Scripture

Spend Some Time Reflecting on the Daily Readings

Readings for the Week of January 26th, 2020

Sunday: Is 8:23—9:3/Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 [1a]/1 Cor 1:10-13, 17/Mt 4:12-23 or 4:12-17

Monday: 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10/Ps 89:20, 21-22, 25-26 [25a]/Mk 3:22-30

Tuesday: 2 Sm 6:12b-15, 17-19/Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10 [8]/Mk 3:31-35

Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:4-17/Ps 89: 4-5, 27-28, 29-30 [29a]/Mk 4:1-20

Thursday: 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29/Ps 132:1-2, 3-5, 11, 12, 13-14 [Lk 1:32b]/Mk 4:21-25

Friday: 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17/Ps 51:3-4, 5-6a, 6bcd-7, 10-11 [cf. 3a]/Mk 4:26-34

Saturday: 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17/Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 [12a]/Mk 4:35-41

Next Sunday: Mal 3:1-4/Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10 [10b]/Heb 2:14-18/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

Sharing the Gospel

Today’s Gospel talks about people living in darkness. When you think about darkness, you may also think about stumbling, falling, or even being afraid. That’s what your life could be like without God. You could stumble around trying to find love or happiness, but without God you will only fall. Jesus brings light into a dark, unhappy world. With Jesus, you no longer need to fall, and you don’t need to be afraid. God loves you. 

 

Prayer 

Dear God, thank you that with Jesus I don’t need to be afraid. 

 

Mission for the Week 

Sing the song, “This Little Light of Mine.”  

Questions of the Week

First Reading

Isaiah prophesied a great reversal of fortune for the land of Zebulun and Naphtali (two regions from the Northern Kingdom of Israel). How do you show appreciation for God’s unexpected blessings in your life?

 

Second Reading

Paul expresses his concerns over the divisions that had developed in the Christian community at Corinth. He seeks communal unity by focusing on “the cross of Christ.” How well do you employ Paul’s strategy when there is division in your faith community?

 

Gospel Reading

According to Matthew, Jesus begins his public ministry of teaching and healing from the city of Capernaum. What do you think were people’s initial reaction to Jesus? 


God already has the solution.