Monday, 28 March 2022


First Reading Isaiah 65:17-21 Readings
Be glad and rejoice for ever at what I am creating

Thus says the Lord: Now I create new heavens and a new earth, and the past will not be remembered, and will come no more to men’s minds. Be glad and rejoice for ever and ever for what I am creating, because I now create Jerusalem ‘Joy’ and her people ‘Gladness.’ I shall rejoice over Jerusalem and exult in my people. 

No more will the sound of weeping or the sound of cries be heard in her; in her, no more will be found the infant living a few days only, or the old man not living to the end of his days. To die at the age of a hundred will be dying young; not to live to be a hundred will be the sign of a curse. They will build houses and inhabit them, plant vineyards and eat their fruit. Lectures

Responsorial Psalm: I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me

Gospel John 4:43-54 Go home: your son will live

Jesus left Samaria for Galilee. He himself had declared that there is no respect for a prophet in his own country, but on his arrival the Galileans received him well, having seen all that he had done at Jerusalem during the festival which they too had attended. Reflections

He went again to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. Now there was a court official there whose son was ill at Capernaum and, hearing that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judaea, he went and asked him to come and cure his son as he was at the point of death. Jesus said, ‘So you will not believe unless you see signs and portents!’ ‘Sir,’ answered the official ‘come down before my child dies.’ 

‘Go home,’ said Jesus ‘your son will live.’ The man believed what Jesus had said and started on his way; and while he was still on the journey back his servants met him with the news that his boy was alive. He asked them when the boy had begun to recover. ‘The fever left him yesterday’ they said ‘at the seventh hour.’ The father realised that this was exactly the time when Jesus had said, ‘Your son will live’; and he and all his household believed. 

This was the second sign given by Jesus, on his return from Judaea to Galilee.

My God, my Father in heaven I praise and worship you. Father I give you thanks for fulfilling your promise through the coming of your Son Jesus Christ. Father thank you for your love and mercy. Thank you Father for forgetting the past and not call to mind my sins. Thank you for the new things you are creating in my life. Thank you for joy, no more weeping and sorrow. Thank you Father for the gift of life. Thank you for redeeming me for I am blessed not cursed.

Lord Jesus Christ thank you for loving me. Jesus I trust in you. Virgin Mary pray for me. Saint Joseph pray for me. My Guardian Angel pray for me. Guide and Guard me. God's Holy Angels pray for me. 

Pray the Holy Rosary. Mary Mother of Christ bring us to your Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

Your Birthday Saint: Saint Sixtus III, Pope. May he pray for you as you celebrate your birthday.

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