Sunday

13 Oct 2019

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

2 Kings 5:14-17  Naaman responds to the unimaginable gift of his healing.

Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4  God demonstrates saving power in the sight of the nations.

2 Timothy 2:8-13  Those who die with Christ will live with him.

Luke 17:11-19  One leper in 10 responds with gratitude for being cleansed.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

If you refuse to accept a gift you have nothing for which to be grateful.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Thank-you is a way of life

How can any of us adequately say thanks for all that we’ve been given? We’d have to begin with the mother-of-all-thank-yous to God that we are here at all, that here is here, that creation was ever called into being.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

It happened that as he made his way toward Jerusalem, he crossed over the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, 10 men, all lepers, met him. They kept their distance but raised their voices, calling out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Thanks are always in order

On Monday nights, I go with my fellow parishioner Mary Anne to visit migrant camps in our county and bring them things they need. This year there were almost no women and children in the camps—the men came alone for fear of being separated from them.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

I’ve been healed!

We’re always aware of our pain; we’re not always aware of our healing. A child will run to a parent and point to the “boo boo” where she scraped her knee but soon be off to play, the pain forgotten.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

A note of thanks

My Aunt Lee, who lived overseas for 25 years, sent all of her nieces and nephews the most marvelous Christmas presents each year—dolls from Japan, Germany, and the Azore Islands, Aran sweaters from Ireland, silver from England, jewelry from France, leather from Morocco.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Pass it on

The portion at the restaurant was too large, even for me, so I asked for the proverbial “doggie” bag. Walking to the car with that uncomfortable feeling that I had eaten too much, I was stopped by a man sitting on the steps of a building.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We turn to our ever-faithful God to pray for forgiveness.

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Quotes

Quotes

In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks.

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