This Week’s Gospel Message for Sunday, February 10th is from Luke 5:1-11.
“‘Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.’ For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, ‘Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.’ When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.”
“It is difficult to state any more clearly how complete a transformation Peter makes. Here is a man whose life centered on his profession. . .One would think that a fisherman like this would have a much different reaction to this enormous catch. Why not buy a larger boat with stronger nets and just hire Jesus to accompany him every day? But Peter’s immediate reaction was a realization of Jesus’ power and his own unworthiness.”
Source: Pastoral Patterns, Winter 2018-2019
DAILY READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday Gen 1:1-19; Mark 6:53-56
Our Lady of Lourdes (Memorial) – Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, Mary appeared eighteen times to Bernadette Soubirous in a cave at Massabielle, near her hometown of Lourdes, France. Since 1876, Lourdes has become an international destination for pilgrims to renew their faith and find healing in the waters of the grotto’s spring. This feast is a memorial honoring the mystery of Mary, the Immaculate Conception.
Tuesday Gen 1:20—2:4a; Mark 7:1-13
Wednesday Gen 2:4b-9, 15-17; Mark 7:14-23
Thursday Gen 2:18-25; Mark 7:24-30
Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop (Memorial) – Cyril and Methodius were brothers and were born in Greece. They became missionaries, first to what is now Ukraine and then to Moravia. Cyril devised an alphabet to make the liturgy and Scriptures available in the Slavonic language. Methodius was consecrated a bishop. St. John Paul II declared them patrons of Europe in 1980.
Friday Gen 3:1-8; Mark 7:31-37
Saturday Gen 3:9-24; Mark 8:1-10
Source: Living With Christ, February 2019