It's Wednesday and it's time to open the scriptures (and our minds and hearts) to the Word we will hear proclaimed, sung and preached this weekend. For the texts and background material on them, visit the St. Louis University site which is so helpful in this regard. Bringing young ones to Mass with you this weekend? Here's some help from the Sadlier site for the kids.
The first lesson this Sunday (Leviticus) gives us a graphic view of those considered unclean by virtue of disease. In the gospel (Mark) Jesus heals a leper who disregards the Lord's instruction to keep the healing a secret. A very brief reading from Paul (1 Corinthians) considers how early Christians were to treat food that may have been sacrificed to pagan idols before being served at the table. Interesting texts! Spend some time with them to prepare for Sunday worship.
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