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TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)/108th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)/108th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES Readings: Amos 6:1A, 4-7 Psalms 146:7-10 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31 Some of the parables that the liturgy provides for us over the last few weeks have been addressed to the crowds following Jesus to Jerusalem, others were addressed to a smaller number of… Continue reading TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)/108th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Amos 8:4-7 Psalms 113:1-2,4-6, 7-8 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13 There are few more perplexing parables in the gospels, than the one we are treated to this Sunday. The rich man’s steward was reported (there wasn’t a voluntary change of heart) for “squandering” the rich man’s property -… Continue reading TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18, 2022

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18, 2022 We approach the Father asking for the grace to abandon our trust in the wealth of this world that we may seek the true wealth of service to God and to those in need.      That the Church may inspire the world through its stewardship of power and… Continue reading 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18, 2022

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 11, 2022

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 11, 2022 Emboldened by the parables we have heard that reveal the tenderness and mercy of God, we ask the Father to hear our petitions and grant our needs.      That the Church will consistently proclaim a message of peace to a depraved world that in embracing violence, war, and… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 11, 2022

Reflections

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalms 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32 St. Columbkille’s bulletin has a “Lost and Found.” I have often wondered how many people are actually reunited with reading glasses they might have left behind in a pew, with car keys that they inadvertently dropped,… Continue reading TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 04, 2022

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 04, 2022 Jesus calls us to make following him the top priority of our lives.  We offer our prayers to the Father seeking the grace of the Spirit that enables us to better respond to that call.      That all who lead the Church may “experience wonder before God’s plan,… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 04, 2022

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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18b Psalms 90:3-6, 12-17 Philemon 1:9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33 What is wise about the Book of Wisdom? Written some fifty years before the coming of Christ, the author is able to draw on the wealth of Old Testament theology and history, and in doing so he forms… Continue reading TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2022

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2022 We approach the Father with our petitions, asking for the humility to know and accept his will for us.  That the cardinals gathering with Pope Francis in an extraordinary consistory this week will reflect on the Roman Curia not as a high place of power and prestige… Continue reading 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2022

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TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Sirach 3:17-18, 20,28-29 Psalms 68:4-7, 10-11 Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a Luke 14:1, 7-14 Perhaps there is no virtue more maligned or misunderstood than the virtue of humility. Indeed, in spite of its importance for a genuine spiritual life, humility is a virtue seldom visibly practiced by high-ranking politicians, or the religious… Continue reading TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)