Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane
Very Rev. John O’Donovan P.P. Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool, Cork – Mobile: 087 9144927 | Rev. Damian O’Mahony C.C. 1 Kilmorna He
ights, Ballyvolane, Cork.
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January 26 2014
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
In Galilee of the nations the people has seen a great light.
In days past the Lord humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in
days to come he will confer glory on the Way of the Sea on the far side of Jordan,
province of the nations.
The people that walked in darkness has seen a great light; on those who live in a land
of deep shadow a light has shone.
You have made their gladness greater, you have made their joy increase; they rejoice
in your presence as men rejoice at harvest time, as men are happy when they are
dividing the spoils.
For the yoke that was weighing on him, the bar across his shoulders, the rod of his
oppressor – these you break as on the day of Midian.
This is the word of the Lord.
[Response]: The Lord is my light and my help.
The Lord is my light and my help; I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness
whom shall I fear? in the land of the living.
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; Hope in him, hold firm and take heart.
before whom shall I shrink?
Hope in the Lord!
There is one thing I ask of the Lord,
for this I long, to live in the house of the Lord,
all the days of my life,
to savour the sweetness of the Lord,
to behold his temple.
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians
Make up the differences between you instead
of disagreeing among yourselves.
I appeal to you, brothers, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, to make up the
differences between you, and instead of disagreeing among yourselves, to be
united again in your belief and practice. From what Chloe’s people have been
telling me, my dear brothers, it is clear that there are serious differences among
you. What I mean are all these slogans that you have, like: ‘I am for Paul’, ‘I am
for Apollos’, ‘I am for Cephas’, ‘I am for Christ’. Has Christ been parcelled out?
Was it Paul that was crucified for you? Where you baptised in the name of Paul?
For Christ did not send me to baptise, but to preach the Good News, and not to
preach that in the terms of philosophy in which the crucifixion of Christ cannot
This is the word of the Lord.
Jesus proclaimed the Good News of the kingdom,
and cured all kinds of sickness among the people. Alleluia!
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
He went and settled in Capernaum: in this way the prophecy of
Isaiah was to be fulfilled.
Hearing that John had been arrested, Jesus went back to Galilee, and leaving
Nazareth he went and settled in Capernaum, a lakeside town on the borders of
Zebulun and Naphtali. In this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled:
‘Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali!
Way of the sea on the far side of Jordan,
Galilee of the nations!
The people that lived in darkness has seen a great light;
on those who dwell in the land and shadow of death
a light has dawned.’
From that moment Jesus began his preaching with the message, ‘Repent, for the
kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’
This is the Gospel of the Lord.