Liturgy, Solemnities and Feasts - February 2022

Sunday 27th February 2022

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Every Tree I'd Known by its Fruit

What do we have to show for all the love God has shown us? Are our words full of bitterness or sweetness? God fills us with goodness to use for his glory.

The Readings:

Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7

1 Corinthians 15:54-58

Gospel: Luke 6:39-45

Collect:

Grant us, O Lord, we pray,

that the course of our world

may be directed by your peaceful rule

and that your Church may rejoice,

untroubled in her devotion.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday 20th February 2022

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The Lord is Compassion and Love

It is natural to stand up to people and 'get even' with them. The message of the gospels runs differently : we must learn to be compassionate and to forgive if we wish to be forgiven by our compassionate Father.

The Readings:

1 Samuel 26:2.7-9.12-13.22-23

1 Corinthians 15:45-49

Gospel: Luke 6:27-38

Collect:

Grant, we pray, Almighty God,

that, always pondering spiritual things,

we may carry out in both word and deed

that which is pleasing to you.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday 13th February 2022

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Happy are Those who Trust in the Lord

It is all too easy to trust in our own possessions - and the more we have the easier it is. But they are all temporary. If we put our trust in the resurrection and live in its spirit then we shall inherit eternal life.

The Readings:

Jeremiah 17:5-8

1 Corinthians 15:12.16-20

Gospel: Luke 6:17.20-26

Collect:

O God,

who teach us that you abide in hearts

that are just and true, grant that we may

be so fashioned by your grace as to

become a dwelling pleasing to you.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday 6th February 2022

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

God Welcomes Sinners

Both Isaiah and Simon Peter were overcome by their unworthiness in the sight of God. But that is not only a sign of God's grace: it is the way of his kingdom.

The Readings:

Isaiah 6:1-8

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Gospel: Luke 5:1-11

Collect:

Keep your family safe, O Lord,

with unfailing care, relying solely

on the hope of heavenly grace, they

may be defended always by your protection.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.