Sermons from September 2016

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Amos 6:1A, 4-7; Psalms 146:7, 8-9, 9-10; Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Jubilee Year of Mercy – September 25, 2016 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time –Jubilee for Catechists Amos castigates religious people who, “comfortably complacent” (6:1, 5), ignore the unfolding collapse of culture, nation, religion (6:6). In Jesus’ parable, such complacency becomes the rich man’s undoing. He neither hurt nor […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Amos 8:4-7; Psalms 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8; Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS The Second Vatican Council has called us to envision the Church as the people of God. As a community of believers we are responsible for our brothers and sisters, their salvation, their journey of faith, their physical well-being. Many of the documents of Vatican II […]

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19; Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32 Jubilee Year of Mercy September 11, 2016 Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time When religious people complained that Jesus welcomed and ate with sinners, Jesus challenged them to change their image of God. Imagine God as a shepherd, abandoning ninety-nine obedient sheep to seek the stupid […]

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalms 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 Jubilee Year of Mercy September 4, 2016 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time “If anyone comes to me without hating . . . father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his [or her] own life” (Luke 14:26). Hating? Can anyone imagine a […]