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Mk 4:35-41

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark
Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.
With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’

Understanding the Gospel this week


Mk 4:35-41

Focus: We must remember not to focus on the miracles of Jesus, but to go beyond the miracle to a deeper reality. Mark calls us to believe in the person of Jesus who has divine authority over everything. If we fail to see the deeper reality – the person of Jesus – we miss the point of his miracles.
No matter how bad things are, as long as we have faith then we really have no need to be afraid.
Discuss with your children:
  • Have you ever been in a boat when the waves were rough?
  • Have you ever been frightened about something?
  • What do you do when you are frightened?
  • Do you think Jesus can help when you are frightened? How?
Parents Notes: Today we talk about the miracle of Jesus as he calmed the sea. We discuss the storms in our lives, what faith is, and the reality of Jesus who has divine authority over everything.
As a family you can discuss the reality of Jesus – that Jesus is always with us. We can deepen our family’s faith by reflecting on the storms of our lives and how Jesus was there for us.
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Children’s Gospel Reflection

Throughout the school terms, our Parish schools give us an insight into how the children understand each weeks Gospel reading. Enjoy with us, understanding Christ through the innocence of our children.
Term 2 of 2021 we hear from our children at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Primary School

and their understanding and thoughts on the Gospel each week. 

Looking for ideas for this weekend’s Gospel topics to discuss at home with the family?
Perhaps this link below may help….. 

For our young children 1-5 years of age, this lovely book preview shows 10 simplified Old Testament stories for children, including Creation, Noah and the Ark, Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, Samuel, David and Elijah.