Parent Teacher Talk

2nd Sunday of Ordinary time

Jan 15, 2023

Gospel of John


A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Is 49:3,5-6

This Bible reading is from the second "Servant Song" in Isiah. The prophet speaks of the Servant's prophetical mission, namely, to raise up the tribes of Israel, who were downtrodden in Babylonian slavery.

The Church reapplies this poem to Jesus Christ, God's Servant, whose mission it is to raise up you and me when we are depressed. This is what a friend does for a friend!

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him

in your self-giving. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!

A Reading, From the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

1 Cor1:1-3

Paul sends his greetings to "the Church of God that is in Corinth!" We are members of the universal Church, which is realized in our own congregation. We should not be narrow minded and identify our own congregation with the universal Church. We are more than just members of "St. Jude's!"

In the Gospel of John

Jn 1:29-34

This Gospel reading tells us about who the Lord Jesus is and about the process of getting to know him more intimately. Jesus is "the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world": Christ, our Passover sacrifice! He is great, greater than John the Baptist himself: he is to baptize with the Holy Spirit.

Jesus is God's chosen one. Do you recognize the Lord as such in your Life? Pray that you may see for yourself as John the Baptist did with the help of God.

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE



Our Net Ministry will be here once again.

The 8th Grade class will have their retreat January 14th starting at 9:00am

here at St. Thomas More


Our next 8th Grade Confirmation Class will be held in Faith Formation Room at 11:15 on January 15th

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend.


“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."