Witold Galaszewski, Patrick Casey
Bridget Burford, Patricia Driscoll, Christopher McAuley
Joan O’Sullivan, Gary Rosario, Arthur Belcher, William Joughin
Mary Hession, Anne Maguire, Andrew Murray, Richard Duggan
Bertie Gomez, Frank Gillen, Nora O’Sullivan, Margaret O’Shea
Michael Coen, Margaret Forde, Bill Knight, Bill Moore
Cecil Hopgood, Henry Holmes, Bernard Duffy
May They Rest in Peace
With the arrest of John the Baptist, the age of prophets draws to a close. Until this time, Jesus has remained practically silent, now the public proclamation of the Good News begins; the call is made for personal conversion.
The Prophet Isaiah preached in the lands of Naphtali and Zebulon. He encouraged the people of Israel that, even in the depression of their captivity by the Assyrians, they will see the light of freedom rise up again. It is no coincidence that Jesus of Nazareth spent his early years in the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali: the prophecy of Isaiah being fully realised as the Christ proclaims the Good News of salvation in that same place.
1 Corinthians 1:10-
Christians of Corinth were divided among themselves and seeming to outdo one anther. Paul reminded them that there is only one church and that those who spread the Gospel are all disciples of the one Lord in whose Baptism they all participate.
A new beginning is marked with the arrest of John the Baptist -
Ann Higgins, Daniel Kelleher
Salvina Barber, Rosanna Joseph, Richard Lamb
Jonathan Eley, Annie Childs, Karen Oates, Kim Nichol
Rachel Antonella Rizzo, Gloria Soar
Michael & Joan Clements, Leslie Sebastian
Mary May, Micky Bennett, Rizzo Enzo
Wesley Leachman, Connie Hall
In Galilee of the nations the people has seen a great light. In days past the Lord humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in days to come he will confer glory on the Way of the Sea on the far side of Jordan, province of the nations. The people that walked in darkness has seen a great light; on those who live in a land of deep shadow a light has shone. You have made their gladness greater, you have made their joy increase; they rejoice in your presence as men rejoice at harvest time, as men are happy when they are dividing the spoils. For the yoke that was weighing on him, the bar across his shoulders, the rod of his oppressor – these you break as on the day of Midian.
1 Corinthians 1:10-
Make up the differences between you instead of disagreeing among yourselves. I appeal to you, brothers, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, to make up the differences between you, and instead of disagreeing among yourselves, to be united again in your belief and practice. From what Chloe’s people have been telling me, my dear brothers, it is clear that there are serious differences among you. What I mean are all these slogans that you have, like: ‘I am for Paul’, ‘I am for Apollos’, ‘I am for Cephas’, ‘I am for Christ.’ Has Christ been parcelled out? Was it Paul that was crucified for you? Were you baptised in the name of Paul? For Christ did not send me to baptise, but to preach the Good News, and not to preach that in the terms of philosophy in which the crucifixion of Christ cannot be expressed.
He went and settled in Capernaum: in this way the prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled. Hearing that John had been arrested, Jesus went back to Galilee, and leaving Nazareth he went and settled in Capernaum, a lakeside town on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali. In this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled: ‘Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali! Way of the sea on the far side of Jordan, Galilee of the nations! The people that lived in darkness has seen a great light; on those who dwell in the land and shadow of death a light has dawned.’ From that moment Jesus began his preaching with the message, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’ As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’ And they left their nets at once and followed him. Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. At once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him. He went round the whole of Galilee teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom and curing all kinds of diseases and sickness among the people.
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 26th January