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Sunday, February 9, 2003 (5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

On Sunday, February 9, 2003 we have the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Our Gospel reading (Mary 1:29-39) tells the story of Jesus healing many people.  After He leaves the synagogue, Jesus goes with His disciples James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.  Jesus heals Simon's mother-in-law, who has been sick with a fever.  Following this healing, many people gather outside the house to be healed.  Jesus cures people with illnesses, and also drives demons (evil spirits) out of other people.  Afterwards, Jesus wakes up early and goes away from his disciples to have some quiet prayer time alone.  The disciples follow after Jesus - many people are looking for Jesus because they have heard of His many miracles.  They want to know more about Jesus.  In the end of this week's Gospel Jesus goes throughout Galilee preaching, teaching and driving out demons.

This week's Second Reading (1 Corinthians 9:16-19;22-33) comes from a letter from St. Paul, who writes about his love for preaching the Gospel, the good news that Jesus died to save each of us from our sins and offer us everlasting life.  Paul didn't want money or fame in exchange for sharing the Gospel - just like God offers us salvation freely! 

While you color this week, take some quiet time to pray as Jesus did after he healed so many people.  Think about times in your day when you might be able to have a quiet conversation with Jesus.  Also, be brave like Saint Paul and look for ways to share the Gospel's good news with your own friends and family. To color the pictures, click on the small image to enlarge and use your "back" button to return here.
 

 

Gospel Word Search Activity for this week

bulletMonday, February 3 is the Feast of St. Blaise, the Patron of those with Throat Diseases and Wednesday, February 5 is the Feast of St. Agatha, Patron of Nurses.  Do you know someone who is sick or in the hospital?  Say a special prayer for this person and make them a special "get well" card.
bulletCatholicMom.com recommends this great book:

  Favorite Stories about Jesus: A Dot-to-dot Bible Story Coloring Book

 

 

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