In Mark's gospel, we see find Jesus exorcising an unclean spirit from a man in the temple, doing so as both the messenger and the message. Jesus unites the divided, purges the false, and fulfills the teachings. He is the authority - the truth - we seek.
Raffle tickets for the Breast Cancer Awareness Quilts made in honor of Karen Marcottte are in the back of church on the east side. There are also envelopes marked “Karen’s Quilts”. All proceeds will go to Harry Hines Hospice as Karen requested.
There is a suggested donation of $5 per ticket. They can be returned in the collection basket in an envelope marked “Karen’s Quilts” or given to Karrina Brasser or Brenda Eck. The quilts will be raffled Feb. 15th at the Tied Comforter Bingo. If you have questions, call Brenda Eck at 765-3888 or Karrina Brasser at 409-1479. Thank you for your generous support!
"Every mother and every father dreamed about their children for nine months. Am I right? You dreamed about how your child would be. You can't have a family without dreaming! When a family loses the ability to dream, children don't grow, love doesn't grow, life turns weak and eventually shuts off.”
As a way to keep on dreaming, Pope Francis recommended that one take time, every night, before going to sleep, to reflect.
The familiar theme of detachment runs right through all three of our readings for this week. Paul tells the Corinthians who are married to carry on as though they were not married and those who buy and sell as though they were not buying and selling. The point is that one should orient one's life totally to the absolute good who is God. When that orientation takes place, everything else--from spouses to material goods--can be let go of, can be seen in proper spiritual perspective. This detachment is, I argue, the conversion that Jesus speaks of in his inaugural address, which is our Gospel for today.
"On the Cross Jesus said 'I thirst'. From the Blessed Sacrament Jesus continues to say to each of us 'I thirst'. He thirsts for our personal love, our intimacy, our union with Him in the Blessed Sacrament". —Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Adoreres are needed as partners for the following hours: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 am, 2:00-3:00 am.
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