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Fr. Mark’s Desk - January 26, 2020
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

At the point of today’s gospel, Jesus begins his public ministry. The ‘Epiphanies’ have been given, Jesus is identified, and now, he begins his purpose. To this end, he will call the disciples to ministry as well, and they will follow. John the Baptist once arrested, has completed his ‘vocation’, the foreshadowing is past; the ministry has begun. Jesus will teach, proclaim and heal, and by his example will call the disciples to do the same.

As we examine our own baptismal call, we reflect on the ways we are called from being ‘behind the scenes’ to demonstrating our faith for others to see. This is done through our family, church, work, community, and world. Our lives are intended to burn bright for all to see. In us, do others see Christ??

Jesus will continue to lead his disciples by bringing them to the mountain, where he will assure them they are ‘blessings’. This awareness will be critical in their living out discipleship. The same is true for us. We are blessings. You are a blessing. You are the light of the world. Do not be a ‘behind the scenes’ Christian. Let your light shine before others that they may see the glory of God.

  • On Sunday, February 2 at 10:30 am Mass, we will have a procession to honor the Presentation of the Lord. The procession will be in church, similar to the Palm Sunday procession. Please feel free to join us for this special celebration of this great feast!
  • St. Linus School in connection with Catholic Schools Week, is hosting a fund drive: $20 dollars in 2020. It is the hope that as many people as possible will donate $20 dollars, hopefully during Catholic Schools Week, but anytime during 2020. If everyone participates this would be a great boost to our school endowment fund! Remember: $20 dollars in 2020, donate today!! - Envelopes are in the pews this weekend, or CLICK HERE to donate ONLINE. Thanks!

Have a great week!
Fr. Mark Walter - Pastor of St. Linus Parish

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