Feb 5: Tuesday of the Fourth week in Ordinary Time, Cycle II

Paolo Veronese, Christ and the Woman with the Issue of Blood, Art History Museum Vienna, 1565-70

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Second Samuel 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30--19:3
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gospel: Mark 5:21-43

Jesus said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease(NRSV, Mark 5:34).’

Let us pray,

Father, life and power goes out from you to your Son and the Holy Spirit and indeed to all creation as well in the one instant that is your being. May we accept your gift of sharing in everything that you are and allow that gift to transform us, make us holy and bring us ever closer to you. May we accept your foregiveness and healing, offered to all, in the way most fitting for who we are and the situation in which we find ourselves. May we share your life and power with all of our sister and brothers.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen

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