Sunday

15 Oct 2017

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Isaiah 25:6-10a  A grateful abundance awaits those who trusted in God to save them.

Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 (6cd)  Follow the shepherd who leads us safely on the path of life.

Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20  With Christ as our strength, we face abundance and want with complacency.

Matthew 22:1-14  The banquet is ready. Who is prepared to come to the feast?

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

"Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!" God provides. When have you been fed and comforted by God? What do you bring in your heart to the Eucharist, God's feast? Love and gratitude? Or something else? What do you take away from Mass?

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Scout’s honor

You didn’t have to be a scout to know their motto: “Be prepared.” Jesus tells a string of stories with this punch line. However we might plead our case at the end of the age, the one defense we cannot make is that we weren’t forewarned. Each tale of withered fig trees, negligent bridesmaids, or jealous tenants reminds us that, when the call is issued, we’d better come up with the goods.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Jesus responded by telling still more stories. “God’s kingdom,” he said, “is like a king who threw a wedding banquet for his son. He sent out servants to call in all the invited guests. And they wouldn’t come!

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Feast first

“I really don’t want to go to this lunch,” Bill won’t mind will he?” That was the question one friend asked of another. Only problem was, Bill would mind.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

The Lord provides a feast for all peoples. We ask that nothing may separate us from the table of God's salvation.

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Quotes

Quotes

How can we profess faith in God's word, and then refuse to let it inspire and direct our thinking, our activity, our decisions, and our responsibilities toward one another? Faith is always demanding, because faith leads us beyond ourselves.

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