Home

SUNDAY MASS

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 January 5:00pm,

29 January 8:30, 10:00am & 5:00pm.

Join us on this 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time where Matthew tells us that Jesus teaches what it means to be happy

Watch here our Sunday Mass streaming:

Play Video

Fr Stan writes …

Today’s reading is the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which is found in Matthew’s Gospel. The form of the Beatitudes found here is not unique to Jesus. Beatitudes are found in the Old Testament, in the psalms, and in wisdom literature, for example. They are a way to teach about who will find favour with God. This Gospel, however, is one of reversals. Jesus’ blueprint for happiness reflects little of what the world might call happiness. The Beatitudes can be understood as a framework for Christian living. Our vocation as Christians is not to be first in this world, but rather to be first in the eyes of God. By referring to the good things that the faithful will experience, Matthew reminds us that those who act in the manner described in the Beatitudes will find their reward with God.

MASS READINGS

Zep 2:3; 3:12-13

A reading from the prophet Zephaniah

Seek the Lord

all you, the humble of the earth,

who obey his commands.

Seek integrity,

seek humility:

you may perhaps find shelter

on the day of the anger of the Lord.

In your midst I will leave

a humble and lowly people,

and those who are left in Israel will seek refuge in the name of the Lord.

They will do no wrong,

will tell no lies;

and the perjured tongue will no longer

be found in their mouths.

But they will be able to graze and rest

with no one to disturb them.

To indicate the end of the reading, the reader acclaims:

The word of the Lord

Ps 145:7-10. R. Mt 5:3

(R.) Happy the poor in spirit;

the kingdom of heaven is theirs!

 

1. It is the Lord who keeps faith forever,

who is just to those who are oppressed.

It is he who gives bread to the hungry,

the Lord, who sets prisoners free. (R.)

 

2. It is the Lord who gives sight to the blind,

who raises up those who are bowed down,

the Lord, who protects the stranger

and upholds the widow and orphan. (R.)

 

3. It is the Lord who loves the just

but thwarts the path of the wicked.

The Lord will reign for ever,

Zion’s God, from age to age. (R.)

1 Cor 1:26-31

A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians

Take yourselves, brothers, at the time when you were called: how many of you were wise in the ordinary sense of the word, how many were influential people, or came from noble families? No, it was to shame the wise that God chose what is foolish by human reckoning, and to shame what is strong that he chose what is weak by human reckoning; those whom the world thinks common and contemptible are the ones that God has chosen – those who are nothing at all to show up those who are everything. The human race has nothing to boast about to God, but you, God has made members of Christ Jesus and by God’s doing he has become our wisdom, and our virtue, and our holiness, and our freedom. As scripture says: if anyone wants to boast, let him boast about the Lord.

To indicate the end of the reading, the reader acclaims:

The word of the Lord

Mt 5:12

Alleluia, alleluia!

Rejoice and be glad;

Your reward will be great in heaven.

Alleluia!

Mt 5:1-12

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up the hill. There he sat down and was joined by his disciples. Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:

‘How happy are the poor in spirit:

theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Happy the gentle:

they shall have the earth for their heritage.

Happy those who mourn:

they shall be comforted.

Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right:

they shall be satisfied.

Happy the merciful:

they shall have mercy shown them.

Happy the pure in heart:

they shall see God.

Happy the peacemakers:

they shall be called sons of God.

Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of right:

theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

‘Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.’

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

Follow us on:

YouTube

facebook

twitter

Also please SUBSCRIBE and activate the notification bell to receive automatic alerts on your electronic devices from the parish before mass goes live online.

First Friday

DEVOTIONS & MASS

6th January at 7:00pm.

Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Holy Mass will be live streamed today starting at 7:00pm.

Watch here our Live-stream:

Play Video