St. Gall Catholic Community

1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, NV, 89410 | (775) 782-2852 | (775) 782-3784 (Religious Ed)

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, January 31, 2021, 08:00am - 11:00am
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Masses this weekend are Saturday, 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Spanish), and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (live stream). Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call the office during our normal business hours.

The 10:00 a.m. Mass will be live streamed for those who are not yet comfortable with attending Mass in a confined space. CLICK HERE to open this scheduled event.


FALSE PROPHETS, TRUE PROPHETS

4thSunday V      In Deuteronomy today we hear that God’s very words will fill the mouth of a true prophet, but a false prophet will, in a manner of speaking, put mere mortal words into God’s mouth. In Mark’s Gospel, we see Jesus teaching and healing as a true prophet, one filled with the authority of God’s own voice, the Holy One of God.

      The whole history of our church is filled with both true and false prophets. But in today’s Gospel we learn that Jesus’ fame spread because he taught with authority; he wasn’t an authority because he was popular or famous. We also learn from him, in his desert temptation confrontations with Satan, that anyone can quote scripture, even against God’s purposes. And today we hear that his authority was not like that of the scribes, who held the official positions of religious authority in his day. Our work is to do our best to discern the true prophets in our midst, and to be true prophets as well. The psalmist tells us how to do this: by not hardening our hearts when God speaks. If we truly listen to God, it will be God’s very words filling our mouths.

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TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading — Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you” (Deuteronomy 18:15-20).

Psalm — If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Psalm 95).

Second Reading — Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties (1 Corinthians 7:32-35).

Gospel — The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching; he taught them as one having authority (Mark 1:21-28).