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Saturday Vigil Mass:
Sunday Mass:
 
10:00 am
06:00 pm
08:00 am &
10:00 am

Sacrament Of Reconciliation

Saturday: 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm

Rosary

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

After Mass

Eucharistic Adoration

Friday: 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Baptisms and Marriages

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GOSPEL 07 FEB 2021

First Reading, A Reading from the prophet of Isaiah Job 7:1-4.6-7

Restlessly I fret till twilight falls.

Job began to speak:
Is not man's life o earth nothing more than pressed service, his time no better than hidred drudgery? Like the slave, sighing for the shade, or the workman with no thought but his wages, months of delusion I have assigned to me, nothing for my own but night6s of grief. Lying in bed I wonder, 'When will it be day?' Risen I think, 'How slowly evening comes!' Restlessely I fret till twilight falls.
Swifter than a weaver's shuttle my days have passed, and vanished, leaving no hope behind. Remember that my life is but a breath, and that my eyes will never again see joy.

This is the word of the Lord

Second Reading, A Reading from the letter of St Paul to theCorinthians 1 Cor 9:16-19. 22-23

I should be punished if I did not preach the Gospel.

I do not boast of preaching the gospel, since it is a duty which has been laid on me; I should be punished if I did not preach it! If I had chosen this work myself, I might have been paid for it, but as I have not, it is a responsibility which has been put into my hands. Do you know what my reward is? It is this: in my preaching, to be able to offer the Good News free, and not insist on the rights which the gospel give me.
So though I am not a slave of any man I have made myself the slave of everyone so as to win as many as I could. For the weak I made myself weak. I made myself all things to all men in order to save some at any cost; and I still do this, for the sake of the gospel, to have a share in its blessing.

This is the word of the Lord

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark Mk 1:29-39

He cured many who suffered from diseases of one kind or another.

On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon's mother-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and they told him about her straightaway. He went to her, took her by the hand and helped her up. And the feer left her and she began to wait on them.
That evening, after sunset, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were possessed by devils. the whole town came crowding round the door, and he cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another; he also cast out many devils, but he would not allow them to speak, because they knew who he was.
In the morning, long before dawn, he got up and left the house, and off to a lonely place and prayed there. Simon and his companions set out in search of him, and when they found him they said, 'Everybody is looking for you.' He answered, 'Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns, so that I can preach there too, because that is why I came.' And he went all through Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out devils.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


 

HOMILY

Fr Terry Bergin PP

GOSPEL REFLECTION

Raised To Serve

In today's First Reading, Job describes the futility of life before Christ. His lament reminds us of the curse of toil and death place upon Adam following his original sin (see Genesis 3:17-19). Men and women are like slaves seeking shade, unable to find rest. Their lives are like the wind that comes and goes. But, as we sing in today's Psalm, he who created the stars, promised to heal the brokenhearted and gather those lost in exile from Him (see Isaiah 11:12;61-1). We see this promise fulfilled in today's Gospel.
But as God promised to take His chosen people by the hand (see Isaiah 42:6), Jesus grasps her by the hand and helps her up. The word translated "help" is actually Greek for raising up. The same verb is used when Jesus commands a dead girl to arise (see Mark 5:41-42). It's used to describe His own resurrection (see Mark 14:28;16:7).
What Jesus has done for Simon's mother-in-law, He has doen for all humanity - raised all of us who lay dead trhough our sins (see Ephesians 2:5).
Notice all the words of totality and completnesess in the Gospel. The whole town gathers; all the sick are brought to Him. He drives out demons in the whole of Galilee. Everyone is looking for Christ.
We too have found Him. By our baptism, He healed and raised us to live in His presence (see Hosea 6:1-2).
Like Simon's mother-in-law, there is only one way we can thank Him for the new life He has given us. We must rise to serve Him and His gospel.
Our lives must be our thanksgiving, as Paul describes in today's Epistle. We must tell everyone the good news, the purpose for which Jesus has come - that others, too, may have a share in this salvation.

 
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