Sowing Seeds
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 3, 2018

Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, 
that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, 
they may be defended always by your protection. 
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

Collect for the 5th Sunday in  Ordinary  Time

Sunday Scriptures
Click here   to read this Sunday's readings.  
First Reading -  Job 7:1-4, 6-7
longing, sorrow
Responsorial Psalm - Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
praise , healing
Second Reading - 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
service, joy of the gospel
Gospel - Mark 1:29-39
Singing Our Faith
The people in Sunday's readings are seeking relief, healing, peace, and consolation.  We, too, seek those benefits when we come to Mass.  The Spirit then transforms our lives in the Mass to work for the mission of Jesus.    read more...

Universal Prayer
We pray in communion with the Church for the monthly intention of Pope Francis.  That those who have material, political, or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.    read more...

On the first Sunday of the month, we pray for the monthly intention of the Holy Father.   Click here to read a reflection on the Holy Father's intention for February 2018.

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