Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Jesus heals Simon’s Mother-in-Law

Due to the Alert Level Four in place for the whole of Wales with a very high risk of infection by the new variant of Covid-19 and the ‘at risk’ profile of many of our parishioners Mass will be live streamed only from St. Teilo’s until further notice.

 

Today’s Gospel continues the picture of Jesus’ ministry: preaching, curing the sick, driving out demons, and then moving on to continue this work in another place. Jesus cured Simon’s mother-in-law, and she immediately began to serve Jesus and his disciples. Jesus also cured many others who were brought to him.

 

Jesus’ compassion and healing of the sick is a sign of the Kingdom of God. The Church continues to extend Christ’s healing presence to others in its ministry to the sick, something that is so important for us all at this time of pandemic. The Church continues to pray for spiritual and physical healing, forgiveness of sins, and comfort for those who are suffering from illness and those who care for them.

 

In today’s Gospel we also notice the importance of prayer in Jesus’ daily life. Jesus rose early in the morning, removed himself from the crowds, and went to a deserted place to pray. When the disciples found him, he told them that it was time to move on. We believe that in his prayers Jesus found guidance and direction from God. We also bring our decision-making to God in prayer, asking for his guidance and direction in our lives.

 

 

Mass today will be at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us online.

 

 

This week’s newsletter can be found here.

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