Sermons from October 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday’s Readings:  Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Psalms 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10 Jubilee Year of Mercy October 30, 2016 Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Last Sunday’s Gospel gave us a tax collector’s beautiful prayer to take with us from this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Today, another tax collector’s encounter with Jesus offers a comforting memory to […]

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Psalms 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 Jubilee Year of Mercy October 23, 2016 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Today’s Gospel graces us with a beautiful prayer that can make every day of our lives a jubilee of mercy: “O God, be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13). Religious Israelites […]

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Exodus 17:8-13; Psalms 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8 Jubilee Year of Mercy October 16, 2016 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Though Jesus told today’s parable more than two thousand years ago, human nature hasn’t changed: we recognize both characters instantly. The merciless judge represents the corruption that has shortcircuited justice throughout history; the distraught widow, […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: 2 Kings 5:14-17; Psalms 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 Jubilee Year of Mercy October 9, 2016 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jubilee of Marian Devotion This weekend, the Jubilee honors Mary under the title Pope Francis suggests, “Mother of Mercy.” Recall the Good Samaritan Gospel. Priest and Levite saw suffering but showed no mercy. Recall […]

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10 Jubilee Year of Mercy – October 2, 2016 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Jubilee of Marian Devotion begins next Saturday “How long, O LORD?” (Habakkuk 1:2). With Habakkuk’s question echoing across twenty-six hundred years, Respect Life Sunday finds all life claiming sanctuary in our hearts: […]