Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday's Mass readings

Reading 1- Heb 7:25—8:6
Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him,since he lives forever to make intercession for them. It was fitting that we should have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens. He has no need, as did the high priests, to offer sacrifice day after day,first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did that once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints men subject to weakness to be high priests, but the word of the oath, which was taken after the law, appoints a son, who has been made perfect forever.

The main point of what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throneof the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up. Now every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus the necessity for this one also to have something to offer. If then he were on earth, he would not be a priest, since there are those who offer gifts according to the law. They worship in a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary,as Moses was warned when he was about to erect the tabernacle. For God says, “See that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Now he has obtained so much more excellent a ministry as he is mediator of a better covenant, enacted on better promises.

Responsorial Psalm - Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

Gospel - Mk 3:7-12
Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea.Hearing what he was doing, a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan, and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him.He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseaseswere pressing upon him to touch him.And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the Son of God.”He warned them sternly not to make him known.


At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On another note I was wondering about what the church says about Horror Films? I know some Christian denominations ban them.

At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


How is your grandmother doing?

concerned blogger

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Kat said...


I havent had time to think, much less update anyone other then Fr. Greg... my grandmother passed away last week.

At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kat,

I am so SORRY to hear that your grandmother passed away. I know that mere words can't help what you are feeling but I want to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers.

At 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I was thinking of all the things you have gone through in your life and still you are so strong. Thats amazing!

At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Kat said...


I'm not that strong, as the dent I have put in Fr. Greg's box of tissues or the times I have sent him lengthy e-mails can attest.

I keep running to the sacraments because I am not that strong... if left to my own devices I would be right back where I was before August when I started talking to Fr. Greg and that is not a pretty place. Any strengh you see isn't me its Christ and his Momma. And most times I am hanging on to them by my finger nails praying my grip doesnt fail.

Other Anon;

THank you for your prayers, they are appreciated.

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kat,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. You are in my prayers. Kelly

At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Kat said...


Thank you.


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