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St. Paul Information February 4, 2018

READINGS FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

1) Genesis 9: 8-15
2) 1 Peter 3:18-22
3) Mark 1:12-15 (23)

Mindful of his covenant, the Lord promises never to destroy creation again by floodwaters (1). The waters of Baptism being salvation and forgiveness through the death of Christ (2). After fasting forty days and being put to the test. Jesus begins his public ministry (3).

Liturgical Color for Ordinary Time
Purple
Symbolizes: penance, preparation, sacrifice