3 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (See Second Reading)
We, though we are many,
are one body in Christ
and we have all been given the same Spirit.
May the Lord Jesus be always with you.
R/ And also with you.

3 Sunday C: Jesus' Mission

Gospel reading: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Michel DeVerteuil 
General comments
The reflection below is on the second part of the reading – verses 16 to 21 –a story of how Jesus read the Bible and how he wants us his followers to read it (and teach it).

2 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (See Second Reading)
God has revealed to us his kindness and love
in Jesus Christ our Savior
by saving us through the cleansing water of rebirth
and by renewing us with the Holy Spirit.
May the Lord Jesus be always with you. 
R/ And also with you.

A Lexophile

"Lexophile" is a term used to describe those who are clever with words, such as "you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish" , or "to write with a broken pencil is pointless."

Maths Teacher

Teacher Arrested At London Heathrow Airport - held in isolation. -- News headline
A secondary school teacher was arrested yesterday at London's Heathrow International airport as he attempted to board an international flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a pair of compasses, a slide-rule and a calculator.

Billy Graham's Daughter

Billy Graham's  daughter was interviewed on the  Early Show and  Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let  something like this happen?" (regarding the  attacks on Sept, 11, hurricanes and earth quakes. Anne Graham gave  an extremely profound and insightful  response. She said "I believe God is deeply saddened by  this, just as we are, but for years we've been  telling God to get out of our schools, to get  out of our government and to get  out of our  lives. 

Help with "Hearing"

In a church one Sunday morning a preacher said,
 "Anyone with 'special needs' who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front of the altar."

1st Week, Thursday

1st Week, Ordinary Time, Thursday, 16-01-19
Hebrews 4:1-5, 11 / Mark 2:1-12

There are some words which we take for granted and even use for granted.

Yet when we think about it deeper, those words just don't make any sense.

Jan 14-19: Weekdays Reflection

Jan 14-19: Jan 14: Monday: Mk 1: 14-20: 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.” 16 And passing along by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him.19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.

Baptism of the Lord

Gospel Reading: Luke 3:15-16; 21-22


Wash Off the Stuff of the Day: 

One of the most successful and personable people on television is Oprah Winfrey. Movies, book clubs, she does it all. Huge business operations. While all the other talk shows on television are tearing people apart and putting all their illnesses out for public humiliation, Oprah is helping put people and families back together again. . . In a Newsweek magazine interview the interviewer asked her, "How do you separate yourself from work?" Answer, "I take a hot bath. . . My bath is my sanctuary. (Listen to this) It's the place where I can wash off all the stuff of the day" ((Jan 8, 2001, p. 45).