Sunday

25 Sep 2022

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Amos 6:1a, 4-7  Being comfortably well off is not a sin, but ignoring the needs of the poor is.

Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10  Praise the God who cares about justice and knows our need.

1 Timothy 6:11-16  Our commitment to faith in Jesus Christ is a noble confession.

Luke 16:19-31  Miracles won’t save us, but our charity just might.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Most of us living in the developed world share more in common with the rich man than with Lazarus. We share some of the comfortable conditions that entrapped the rich man in callous disregard.

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Exploring the word

Superheroes vs. salvation

Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Rambo, Wonder Woman, The Incredibles, Harry Potter, Frodo—and add your own favorites to this list—all have something in common. They do for the human race what the rest of us normally fail to do, which is to save it from some dreadful malignancy.

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Homily stories

We all need to be known by name

Lazarus is a name Christians remember. He is featured in several gospel stories, including the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

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Homily stories

A godsend of a godson

I was honored to be asked to be Kevin’s godfather. His parents are longtime friends of the sort that feel like family. And on the day of his Baptism, I listened carefully when the priest asked, “And what do you ask for this child?”

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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