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Sunday 01 February 2015 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus casts out evilThis is a new kind of teaching that speaks with authority

Mark’s Gospel continues with another revelation of the divinity of Christ. Demons possessing a man knew the true identity of Christ as they shouted: “We know you are the Holy One of God”. This Holy One of God made a deep impression as He taught with authority in the synagogue.

His authority in word (teaching in the synagogue) and deed (driving out the demons) signals the beginning of the Messianic age where Satan’s reign is being curtailed. This exercise of authority is set within the context of service. Christ’s authority is always in the service of the Kingdom. We know this for sure when later in Mark’s Gospel two of the disciples asked for positions of power only to be met by Christ re-directing their passion or their desire to service. “The rulers of the world lord it over the people. But you rule by serving”.

Excerpt from Homilies of a Jesuit | Image from Hermano Leon Clipart

Have a cuppa after Mass

Don't forget that everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a tea, coffee or hot chocolate and catch up with other parishioners after Mass:

St Ignatius' – Saturday Vigil on 31 January and Sunday 9:30am on 01 February

St James' – Sunday 10:30am on 01 February


We look forward to offering a cuppa on the first Sunday of every month (or on the Saturday evening before the first Sunday of the month if you attend the Vigil Mass).

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Anointing of a sick person by priestAnointing Mass

Friday 06 February 2015, 12:00noon – 1:00pm

St Ignatius' Church
326 Church Street
Richmond Vic 3121

Please come and join us to receive the special grace from the Anointing Mass.

Our Anointing Mass is held on the first Friday of each month at 12:00 noon.