Heavenly Father, today I pray for broken and troubled marriages. May the people involved in these painful separations reach out for Your guidance and support. Let them never lose sight of Your love and dedication, and help them to find comfort in Your loving embrace. Amen.


Mark 1:29-39
On leaving the synagogue
Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.
They immediately told him about her.
He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.
Then the fever left her and she waited on them.
When it was evening, after sunset,
they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.
The whole town was gathered at the door.
He cured many who were sick with various diseases,
and he drove out many demons,
not permitting them to speak because they knew him.
Rising very early before dawn,
he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.
Simon and those who were with him pursued him
and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.”
He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages
that I may preach there also.
For this purpose have I come.”
So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons
throughout the whole of Galilee.

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This week the Oblates in England are praying for you.

One of the Oblates praying for you is Fr. Dominick Zwierzychowski, O.M.I.  Originally from Poland, Fr. Dominick arrived last year to work at the Oblates’ Sacred Heart Parish in London.  Father Dominick is helping out at the parish with traditional priestly duties such as Mass, Baptisms and an extensive ministry to feed and provide services to the homeless.  He said he likes to keep his ministry simple – to love the Lord and to love the people you serve.  Father Dominick is also helping the Oblates discover new ways of evangelizing with the latest technology.  “We can use Twitter, Facebook and other tools to reach out, even if it is just one seed, to fall on one person to help them to realize that they are loved by God.”