Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 February 4th – 10th 2018

Christ who heals us

“The fever left her and she began to wait on them.” One of the lovely features of the Gospels is the number of healing stories they contain. Nothing is too big or too small to bring to Jesus. He raised Lazarus from the dead; he healed Peter’s mother-in-law from a fever. That same Jesus is with us and among us with the same power and the same longing, to heal us into wholeness. All we have to do is ask him for what we need for ourselves and for one another and know that he will answer. We all need his healing power in so far as we set limits to our love for one another because his great commandment is to love. Husbands and wives often need to stretch their love into forgiveness if they are to go forward together. Parents need to grow in understanding of their children. And in our faith community we need Christ’s power to help us to take true responsibility for those in need. 

Morning Prayer, when together

Father, watch over your family

and keep us safe in your care,

for all our hope is in you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

Lord our God, may the love we share in our marriage

bring us happiness each day

and become the sacrament of our eternal life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

God our Father, you give us a share in your life

and make us one in Christ your Son.

help us to bring your salvation and joy to all the world.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What are some of your best memories of your wedding day? Take time this week to look at the photos and remember together.

For others: Think of some group that is working with young people in your parish. How could you help them this week?