1st Feb 2015
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
According to Moses, the people decided they didn't want to hear God’s voice directly any more. It was much too frightening. Why couldn't God send human teachers, prophets, instead? God agreed, but with a warning. The people had better listen to those teachers, because they spoke in God’s name. That arrangement, though, had its own problems, for them and for us. How do I know this teacher is truly from God? And if the teacher is from God, are all parts of the teaching meant for me? We have the Church and scripture to help us with those questions, but still there are always a few loose ends. That is the powerful significance of the sentence in today’s Gospel: “The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” The people knew that this Jesus was authentic—truly a teacher sent by God. They knew it by hearing him.
Speaker: Fr. Eugene Vaz
Duration: Twelve Mondays - 9 Feb to 27 Apr 2015
- Feb 9,16,23
- Mar 2,9,16,23,30
- Apr 6,13,20,27
Venue: Church Auditorium at Level 4
This journey to know the Catholic Faith is for all non-Christians and baptised Christians. If you know of someone who is searching for God, who is trying to understand the meaning of life or wanting to know more about our faith, invite him/her on our journey in faith, to discover for themselves the faith we profess.
Commencement: Thursday, 22 Jan 2015
It will be held on every Thursday from 7:45pm - 9:45pm in the Auditorium at level 4.
Registration forms are available at the entrance of the Church or outside the parish office.