FIFTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
GOD’S WORD FOR US TODAY
Reading 1: Isaiah 6: 1-8 (Here I am. Send me.) Isaiah had a vision of God calling him to be his prophet. Isaiah felt unworthy, because of his sins. But God assured him that his sins were forgiven and continued to call him. Isaiah’s response was, Here I am. Send me.
Reflect: All of us feel unworthy before God because of our sins. But God forgives our sins and invites us to witness to him in the world.
Resp to Psalm: I praise you, O Lord, bless you, O Lord. You have answered me.
Reading 2: 1 Cor 15: 1—11 (I am the least of the apostles)
Like Isaiah, Paul feels unworthy to preach the message of Christ, because he had previously persecuted Christians. But God had forgiven Paul, and gave him the grace for this task. Paul responded with tremendous generosity.
Gospel Acc: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! I call you, friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learned from my Father. Alleluia . . . .
Gospel : Lk 5: 1-11 (They left everything and followed him)
We all know this story of Jesus inviting Simon, James and John to go out fishing. They are reluctant, because they fished all night and caught nothing. But, trusting Jesus, they do as he asks, and are amazed by a huge catch. They feel unworthy, but Jesus simply says that they will be fishers of men—and they follow him! Reflect: What might Jesus be asking of you? Can you trust him enough to say ’Yes.’?
Tuesday Feb 8 9:30 am Fifth Tuesday of Year
Thursday Feb 10 9:30 am St Scholastica
Friday Feb 11th No Mass. Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. World Day of Prayer for the Sick.
Saturday Feb 12th 9:30 am Fifth Saturday of the Year
Sunday Feb 13th 10:00 am Sixth Sunday of Liturgical Year C. Liturgy of the Word for primary school children.
SAINT SCHOLASTICA l(480-543)
St Scholastica, whose feast will be celebrated on Thursday, was the twin sister of St Benedict. She became the foundress of the female members of the Benedictine Family.
FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE:
A NEW ARCHBISHOP
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop William Nolan of the Galloway Diocese to be Archbishop of Glasgow. We congratulate and welcome Archbishop Nolan who will be installed as successor of St. Mungo in St. Andrew’s Cathedral on February 26th, 2022.
The obligation to celebrate Sunday as a holy day by gathering for Mass will be restored from the First Sunday of Lent, March 6th. This does not apply to the sick and their carers, nor to those who are aware of their greater vulnerability to the virus.
Additional omicron measures have now been withdrawn, and parishes can return to the standard Covid measures:
- Social distancing is no longer required, but people are asked to be distance-aware: avoid crowding and spread out across the space available
- Ventilation is still important, and masks should still be worn.
- Pews may be sanitised less frequently, after dialogue with the Parish Priest.
- ALL are advised to take regular Lateral Flow Tests and to isolate if the test is positive or if they experience symptoms
- Track and Trace is now optional
- Parishioners should refrain from touching statues etc. Hand sanitising will continue as usual, as will communion under one kind
Income, January 30th, 2022
Gift Aid £145.00
Assisted Parishes £ 95.00
Holy Souls £63.00
St. Anthony’s Box £8.00
CHLDREN and the LITURGY
All children who are registered for a sacramental preparation programme have received a Mass booklet to help them become familiar with the structure and prayers of the Mass. WE ASK PARENTS TO HELP CHILDREN USE THE BOOKLETS when they return from Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Thank you.
THE SICK and DECEASED
We continue to pray for our sick and housebound parishioners, relatives and friends. We also remember those who have died recently, especially Joseph Wilkinson, Agnes McMahon and Patrick Lawson; and those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Bernard Woods, Lily McColgin and Joe Reilly. May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
THE SUNDAY TEAROOM will now operate each week.
From today the Sunday café will operate each week.