February 16, 2020 - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A
Theme: : We are called today to look to the Spirit of the law. We are commanded not to kill, but more importantly not to carry anger within us as it leads to destruction and not to wholeness. Let us pray to the Holy Spirit for wisdom as we contemplate the Law of God and the depth of its meaning in our lives.
THE WORD First Reading
PS 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34
1 COR 2:6-10
MT 5:17-37 OR 5:20-22A, 27-28, 33-34A, 37
Reflection on the Word
Grow With God's Wisdom
Jesus asks us to do more than follow the letter of the law by embodying its spirit of loving God and loving our neighbor. Let us ask for God’s mercy and forgiveness as we seek to keep God’s commandments in our lives.
Lord Jesus, you embody the wisdom of God. Lord, have mercy.
Christ Jesus, you are the fulfillment of God’s law. Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you lead us to the fullness of life. Lord, have mercy.
Ash Wednesday is approaching soon – Feb 26. Please bring in your palms from last year by Feb 23 so we can burn them to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.
As mentioned, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb 26. Our tradition is to offer a simple soup supper prior to the evening Mass. We are looking for persons to organize and coordinate the Soup Supper this year. If you can help, please contact Leif.
Last weekend was Commitment Weekend for the 2020 Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. If you have not already done so please complete your pledge card, indicating your gift or pledge to our Catholic Church in Western Oregon. There are pledge cards and pens in the pews.
Please pick up a bulletin. It includes the weekly calendar, activities of the parish and the larger community. Keep it handy all week for reference.