"There is no saint without a past; no sinner without a future." ~St. Augustine
In the gospel passage from this Sunday’s Mass readings , we see Jesus healing and preaching at an almost relentless pace.  When Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law, she gets up immediately and begins to serve him. Though our modern culture sometimes criticizes this passage as sexist, this is a classic account of a healing story – a description of the illness, a request for healing, action by the healer, and evidence that the person is healed. It is also in keeping with one of the central themes of Mark’s gospel – the call to discipleship. Jesus is the One who brings healing and comfort so that we are compelled out of love and gratitude to serve Him and to follow Him. As you prepare for Mass, here are some questions for reflection: Where in my life do I need healing? What practical things can I do to allow God to approach me in his healing love?
This Weekend...

  • In observance of the Feast of St. Blase, throats will be blessed at all weekend Masses.
  • The 4th and 5th grade students of our Religious Education program will be hosting the 9:30am Mass this Sunday, February 4th.
  • This weekend there are two after-Mass socials, one following the 8am Mass and one following the 9:30am Mass. See you there!!

Congratulations Deacon Bryan Kerns, OSA!! Bryan will be ordained as a transitional deacon Saturday, February 3rd at 1pm in St. Augustine Church. All are welcome to attend. This is the next step on his path to ordination to the priesthood which will take place in June in Villanova, PA.
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