“We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law.”
Then they came to Capernaum,
and on the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught.
The people were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.
In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;
he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know who you are, the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him and said,
“Quiet! Come out of him!”
The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.
All were amazed and asked one another,
“What is this?
A new teaching with authority.
He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”
His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.
The annual Charity and Development Appeal (CDA) will kick off in our parish on February 11th and 12th. The CDA provides critical funding to charitable organizations who serve families in need, educate our children in the Catholic faith, and support seminarians, clergy, religious and lay leaders in their desire to serve our community.
Please prayerfully consider a financial gift to the CDA. Our parish goal is 100% participation and $25,000. If you have not participated in the past, please consider a an initial gift of $200. For our families who continue to support the CDA, we thank you. Your gift will make a difference to our One Family in Christ. More information on the CDA and how 2011 funds were allocated, can be found at diocesephoenix.org/cda. You can also make your gift online as well. Thank you for your prayerful support!
After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.
He walked along a little farther
and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them.
So they left their father Zebedee in the boat
along with the hired men and followed him.