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The Word This Week

Let us pray that we might forgive as we have been forgiven

The word this week

Twenty-fourth Sunday of the Year, Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51; 1 Tm 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 (Year C)

Prayer is not a purely human activity, but a communion with the will of God

The word this week

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year: Wis 9:13-18B; Ps 90; Philem 9-10, 12-17; Lk 14:25-33 (Year C)

Daily readings: September 1-7

The word this week

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Jesus intended humility to be the very ground of our being

The word this week

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Ps 68; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24A; Lk 14:1, 7-14 (Year C)

While we rejoice in the promise of salvation, we should never take that promise for granted

The word this week

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year Isaiah 66: 18-21; Hebrews 12: 5-7 and 11-13; Luke 13: 22-30 (Year C)

Our faith is indeed frail, but its strength is not reliant on what we find within ourselves

The word this week

Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Jeremiah 38: 4-6 & 8-10; Hebrews 12: 1-4; Luke 12: 49-53 (Year C)

Love is at the heart of faith

The word this week

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, Wisdom 18-6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2 & 8-19; Luke 12:32-48 (Year C)

We cannot avoid the question that Jesus asked. Do we store up treasure for ourselves in place of making ourselves rich in the sight of God?

The word this week

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23; Ps 90; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21 (Year C)

Prayer begins not with ourselves, but with a confession of God’s holiness

The word this week

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Gn 18:20-32; Ps 138; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 (Year C)

We are reminded that the generosity that reaches beyond its own narrow concerns to welcome the stranger, welcomes God himself, the source of every blessing

The word this week

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, Gn 18:1-10A; Ps 15; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 (Year C)