12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

Job 38:, 8-11

This passage underscores the truth that in essentially every gathering of people there are the trustworthy and the untrustworthy.  The disciple Judas proved to have an evil heart and lost his place among the disciples by betraying Jesus.  Matthias, on the other hand, was a healthy and conscientious individual who became an apostle of Christ.

 

2 Corinthians 5:14-17

The hallmark of being a Christian is self-giving love.  This is clear in 1 John 4.  This means that the true Christian will always be characterized by a caring attitude toward others and a compassionate spirit.  On the other hand, the ways of the world are the antithesis of true love.

 

Mark 4:35-41

The world has never been ready for someone like Jesus, who put principle above expediency, honesty above deceit, and generosity above selfishness.  All those who truly followed him would be out of step with the world.  The uniqueness of Jesus was as much in his character as a human as it was in his oneness with the divine.

Universal Prayers

For those who are overcome by intellectual doubts about the existence of God. Let us pray to the Lord.

 

For those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Let us pray to the Lord.

 

For those who have asked for deliverance from addictions without success. Let us pray to the Lord.

 

For those who have given up hope of finding love with another person. Let us pray to the Lord.

 

For those who have failed to keep their promised works of self- discipline. Let us pray to the Lord.

 

For those who have been wounded by the behaviour of Christian leaders. Let us pray to the Lord.

Mass Offerings

If you wish a Mass to be offered for the deceased or a special intention on a particular date, please ensure you submit the request well in advance.  Masses are offered when the next free day is available, and the Mass may not be able to be offered for a week or two.  So, for a particular date for an anniversary or other significant event (eg birthday) please plan in advance to avoid disappointment.