Sunday, February 7, 2016
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
All in the family
During Black History Month, parishes today celebrate National Day of Prayer for African-American and African Families. For more than a quarter-century, this day has been an opportunity to recognize and support the African-American community, which is part of a larger call, reflected in Luke’s gospel, for justice and unity in troubled times. When violence and hate rear up in ugliness, turn to your one family, to which each and every one of us belongs in Christ. You and your parish can strengthen and love all your members.
Today’s readings: Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 (75). “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”