Sunday

19 Nov 2017

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31  Beauty catches the eye, but genuine value lies under the surface of people and things.

Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5  Prosperity isn’t the money in your pocket in the present but in how you invest in the future.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6  What seems like peace and security now may well be our undoing, all in a moment.

Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21  Possessing resources is the smallest part of our worth. What are we doing with them?

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Trusting God comes easy for those who do it often and prepares them for the most difficult times.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Don’t bury your treasure

“Children like olive plants around your table” may sound like a modern nightmare. Who can afford to feed, house, clothe, and educate the huge Catholic families of yesteryear? Yet the psalmist presents the wisdom of the ages when he reveals that wealth is not in what we carry in our wallets today but in how thoroughly we invest resources in the future.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave 5,000 dollars, to another 2,000, to a third 1,000, depending on their abilities.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Cultivate your talents

My friend Brian is an engineer and inventor. His inventions have run the gamut from the magnificent—an elliptical receiver sent into space—to the mundane—a clip-on shelf for a recreational vehicle. He is also a university professor, teaching young engineers how to be ethical entrepreneurs.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We ask to be made good and faithful servants.

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Quotes

Quotes

Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.

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