This Sunday we celebrate the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021421.cfm
Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:
Today’s readings present a contrast between “Jesus’ way” and the “old way.” An example of the old way is the law given to Moses and Aaron about leprosy: the leper was unclean and cast out of the community. Jesus’ way is the opposite: the leper is reached out to, touched, and finally cured.
Nor ought we think of the “old way” as restricted to the days of Moses and Aaron, or even to the “old” testament. The difference between the old way and Jesus’ way arises in own lives. We still choose, every day, to live in our old way or in Jesus’ way.
Jesus dared to touch a leper, disregarding the old way. The leper then was changed forever. He felt a calling. He couldn’t keep himself from proclaiming that he had been touched by Jesus (even though Jesus told him not to!). Once Jesus touches us, we are called to proclaim his way.
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You are invited to download and print the Order of Service found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.
And Be Sure to Check Out This Sunday’s Bulletin…
- Lent 2021: Reflect, Repent, Restore, pg. 3
- What to Expect on Ash Wednesday, pg. 4
- Lenten Calendar, pg. 6
- St. James to Transition to Live-Streaming Mass Soon, pg. 8
- It is CMAA Commitment Weekend, pg. 10
- 40 Cans for Lent Food Drive to Benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, pg. 11
- 40 Days for Life, pg. 13
- and much more…
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