JESUS REVEALED IN THE SYNAGOGUE
Jesus’ statement that no prophet is accepted in his home town reminds us that it is often difficult to hear a challenging message from those who know us best, even if it is true.
Perhaps we remember and even regret this aspect of our childhood and adolescence. We may have overlooked the wisdom and guidance of our parents, while allowing the voices of others—teachers, friends, and counsellors—to carry more weight, even when these people were telling us the same thing.
Perhaps this developmental stage is unavoidable. Perhaps as we have matured, we have come to a new appreciation for our parents and others whose perspective and experience we once rejected. Today’s Gospel provides an opportunity to talk about and to learn from such experiences.
As you gather as a family, consider proverbs or other wise sayings that are familiar to your family (“Blood is thicker than water;” “All that glitters is not gold.”). Consider what these proverbs mean and whether you believe them to be true. Why or why not?
Jesus challenges the people of Nazareth by reminding them of old sayings that seem to have a lot of truth in them. Listen carefully to this Gospel and consider what Jesus meant by the two proverbs he quoted in the next few verses of Luke’s gospel.
What were the proverbs that Jesus quoted? (“Physician, cure yourself”; “No prophet is accepted in his native place.”) Consider the meaning of these proverbs and look for examples from your own family life that show their truth. Do the members of your family humbly accept one another’s wisdom and guidance? Jesus speaks through them: listen carefully.
24 Jan (this Sunday) Federation Festival Corowa
- NB 8.00am Mass at St Mary’s;
- 9.30am Ecumenical Service on the Mound.
- 11.00am Parade in Sanger Street, Corowa.
ANOINTING OF SICK MASSES
Next Mass Fri 5th Feb 10am at Karinya.
* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. Wed 4.30pm
* McLean’s, 5a Lindsay St., Wed 5.30pm
* Karinya chapel – Sundays 11am
* St Mary’s Church, Sat 8.45am+ 9am Mass
Remember in Prayer
Fr Warren Mossfield, Brian O’Neill, Fr Baltrame, Betty Griffin, Laurie Talbot, Mary Hodgkin, Ray Currie, Pat Seymour, Ursula Bartlett, Michelle Hogan, Len Sambell, Michael Scown, Joan Sandral, Imelda Gauci.
MASS INTENTIONS – 23rd – 31st Jan
6.30pm (Kevin & Gwen Lovell; Zita Walsh)
9.00am Mass (For all Parishioners)
Mon 25th Conversion of St Paul Apostle
9am Mass (John Nolan; Margaret Tenney)
Tue 26th AUSTRALIA DAY
9am M (All deceased Australians)
9am M (Nicole Collins; Neil McDonald)
Thurs 28th St Thomas Aquinas
11.40am Nov. & M. (Hilda Williams, Brian O’Neill)
9am M (Will Hickey; Bryan Doyle)
9am M (Gordon Willett; Chris Hanrahan)
6.30pm (Imelda Gauci; Joan Sandral)
9am Mass – (For all parishioners)
LITURGY ROSTER for 30th – 31st Jan
6.30pm N Kingston, M Carroll
6.30pm M Schnelle, J Schnelle
9.00am P Lemmon
6.30pm K O’Halloran, J Lowden
9.00am K Roberts, P Lemmon
Altar: Mona Doyle
6.30pm Sandral fm
9.00am C Sutcliffe
6.30pm Max Blockley, Noah Esplana
9.00am Zara Rippingale, Victoria Kreun
Collection: K Freeman
Counters: Robert Packer, Ian Brooks