Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading
Isaiah 8: 23-9: 3
Second Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 1: 10-13, 17
Gospel Reading
Matthew 4: 12-23

Opening Prayer

You are radiant Light, Who dispels the darkness. You lighten all heavy burdens and lift the gloom. In Jesus, You shine throughout the holy landscape of our soul. Call us today, as You called the fishermen of Galilee to spread Your gathering net of light over all people swimming in the sea of our human experience. Give us the light to Christ and see Him as the unity. Transform and heal the divisions which tear apart Your Church by conflicting ideologies. The darkness of self-interest so subtly masquerades as Your Gospel of Light. May Your love in Christ be our unifying power and the only light we pursue.

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