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Updated weekly (Sunday 23 January 2022):

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (YrC) – “Good News”

In the extract from Luke’s Gospel we hear today we are confronted with Jesus’ mission.  Filled with the power of the Spirit, his fame spreads everywhere and we can imagine the anticipation in the synagogue at Nazara when he had finished reading and began to speak, claiming the prophecy of Isaiah had been fulfilled.  In the Church by baptism we all share in this mission to bring the good news to the poor and we all have different parts to play.  If we fail to play our part then the whole Church, the body of Christ, suffers.
 

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  God’s Spirit is in my heart   Praise to the holiest
  The Servant King   Taize: O Christe domine Jesu

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Prayer: Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord.

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The Act of Spiritual Communion (please click on the image)   –  May we grow in appreciation of the Eucharist; may those who have lapsed from the practice of their faith return to it with conviction and gratitude.  For our young people, that in a world of entertainment and distraction they may experience moments of reflection in which they can draw closer to God and discern the direction and meaning of their lives. Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.

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The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for January 2022: [Link: Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network]:  For true human fraternity  – We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognised, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.  Download Small Group Reflection (PDF)

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