Sunday

25 Aug 2019

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Isaiah 66:18-21  All nations will one day praise the Lord in Jerusalem.

Psalm 117:1, 2  The good news of God’s faithfulness is for the whole world.

Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13  Trials born for the sake of righteousness are useful teachers.

Luke 13:22-30  Jesus teaches the benefits of entering by the narrow gate.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Trials can be rich opportunities on our spiritual path if we see them as “discipline,” that is, training in new ways of seeing and living. Can I name a recent trial that helped me be a better disciple?

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

One of God’s people

Being an insider appeals to some aspect of our psychology that loves to be recognized as special. But it’s also highly practical. If you know the password, for example, your call will be answered by a live person instead of a machine.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

He went on teaching from town to village, village to town, but keeping on a steady course toward Jerusalem.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

We are all works in progress

When my children were young, I settled their squabbles with the words, “Remember the last will be first.”  In other words, be generous with your sister. Truth be told, I struggle to live that motto myself.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Life lessons

A guy in my men’s group greets any new challenge in his life by asking, “Where’s the lesson to be learned here?” He’ll say this when things go poorly at work, when he struggles with members of his family, or even when something tragic happens.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Words to live by

“Keep your nose clean,” my dad used to say, “and you’ll have nothing to worry about.” That was an Irishman from Chicago’s version of “Strive to enter through the narrow gate.” It is good advice but not easy to follow.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we come together at the table of the Lord, we turn to God for forgiveness.

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Quotes

Quotes

God loves and defends those with least economic and social power, and so should we. That is what it means to “do justice.”  

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