St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

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Jan 28 - Feb 4, 2018

January 27, 2018

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Edmunda Urbina
Eddy Johnston Jannie Gonzalez Chavez
Maritone Pasco Warlita Olay Opinaldo
Chip Norra Rosalee Velasquez
Jaime Herrera Mr & Mrs Long

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

(Please call the office to keep a name on this list for more than three weeks)

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Altar Flowers, Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine 

for January 28th  were donated in thanksgiving for a birthday blessing  

Banz Valencia

 

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection    

        We don’t hear what Jesus taught in the synagogue, but Mark tells us that “he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” What would the scribes have said about a man with an unclean spirit in the synagogue? Prob- ably that he was corrupting the place with his presence and that he should be cast out. But Jesus chooses to cast out the unclean spirit, not the person. He is not con- cerned, as the scribes would be, of becoming unclean himself. He teaches—and acts—with greater authority than the people had ever witnessed.

     No se nos menciona lo que Jesús enseñaba en la sina- goga, pero Marcos nos dice que “enseñaba como quien tiene autoridad y no como los escribas”. ¿Qué hubiesen dicho los escribas acerca del hombre con el espíritu inmundo en la sinagoga? Probablemente que estaba corrompiendo el lugar con su presencia y que deberían de expulsarlo. Pero a quien Jesús expulsa es al espíritu inmundo, no a la persona. Jesús no se preo- cupa por contraer la inmundicia, tal como hubiese sido la preocupación de los escribas, sino que enseña y actúa con una autoridad más grande de la que ha- bían visto la gente jamás. 

 

Quote for the Week... 

“When we encounter others, do we bring them the warmth of charity or do we stay closed up and warm only ourselves before our fireplace?” 

~Pope Francis 

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