St. Oliver Plunketts


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Saturday: 5:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time


 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 February 6th – 12th 2022

 Christ makes us his disciples 

‘Jesus said to Simon: “Do not be afraid; from now on it is people you will catch.” Then, bringing their boats back to land, they left everything and followed him.’ The image that Jesus uses has a very special relevance for those he was talking to. They were fishermen. But it continues to be relevant for us today because it simply means that our task is to make Christ attractive to and available for the people of our world. This is done first of all in our homes where the faith is handed on by parents in the ways they make their home a place of joy and gladness. This involves giving up their time and their own preoccupations for the sake of each other and their children. It also determines how a faith community is developed. The most important thing about any faith community should be that it is attractive for others. This will mean giving up our own comfort zones so that others can find a home among us.


Morning Prayer, when together

Lord, our God,

help us to love you with all our hearts

and to love all people as you love them.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


During the day, when apart

Lord, be pleased with the gift we make of our married love.

Make our sacrament a source of our salvation

and of the salvation of our world.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Evening/Night Prayer together

Lord, you invigorate us

by the love you show in our lives.

Give the true faith continued growth

throughout the world.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What in your life would you most like to talk to your wife/husband about? How could you do it this week?


For others: To whom could you talk about Christ’s love this week?