2nd SUNDAY OF LENT

25th February

MASS READINGS

Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18

Romans 8:31-34

Mark 9:2-10 

MASS TIMES

St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church, Mudgee

Saturday Vigil Mass

6:00pm (All Year)

Sunday Mass

9:00am

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Gulgong

10:30am Mass

St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Kandos

 11:00am
Liturgy of the Word w/ Holy Communion

REFLECTION

 

We know that we will all have to face some kind of suffering, and so we try to prepare ourselves for it. Yet when it comes, as prepared as we try to be, it can overtake us with such fury that we fall back defenceless. We look to others for support and assistance, and if we are fortunate, we find it. However, even in the most supportive of communities, suffering tends to alienate us from those who are healthy and secure. Suffering reminds us of our own finitude and the contingent nature of all of life. It threatens our sense of order.

 

Jesus is not deterred by human suffering. He welcomes all who approach him; his healing touch reincorporates those who have been ostracised; his loving embrace re associates those who have been alienated. In the reign of God, there are no outsiders. All belong to Jesus, and, therefore, all belong to each other. When the one afflicted is embraced by the community, the community is an authentic manifestation of the inclusive reign of God.

 

In suffering we witness human vulnerability and our desperate need of each other and of God. There, at the edge of life and on the fringes of the community, we may experience the tenderness and compassion of God. The loving touch of Christ that can heal our souls, if not our bodies. It is there that we may most authentically participate in the cross of Christ. Joined to him we are anything but unproductive or worthless.

© Dianne Bergant CSS

ASH WEDNESDAY TIMETABLE

9.15am Mudgee - Mass and Distribution of Ashes, St Matthews School (Gym). All Welcome.

 

10.00am Rylstone - Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion. Distribution of Ashes.

 

12.00 Noon Gulgong Mass and Distribution of Ashes.

 

6.00pm Mudgee Mass and Distribution of Ashes.

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Youth Mass
Sunday 11th March 2018
5.30pm

St Mary’s Catholic Church followed by a BBQ in the church grounds.

 

To celebrate the ‘Year of Youth’ our parish and school community are invited to participate in the Youth Mass.

 

You are invited to wear something purple as a reminder that we are in the Lenten season.

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