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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today’s Scriptures call us to understand that all that we are and all that we have belong to God. Our allegiance to government leaders and to civil and national law must be in light of what we believe as followers of Christ and must promote the values of God’s Kingdom. To the […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection Jesus was not fooled by the Pharisee’s shameful flattery and hypocrisy when with malice, they set their plan to trap him so that he may be condemned by the authorities. They asked a simple question: “Is it lawful to pay census tax to Caesar or not?” Knowing he would […]

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BREAKING OPEN THE WORD

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; Psalm 96: 1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21 All readings Catholic Women Preach 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time First reading Isaiah 45: 1-6 Isaiah Chapter 45 Cyrus The Great in Bible Prophesy The Book of Isaiah Second Reading Introduction to I Thessalonians Gospel […]

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CHILDREN & TEENS

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21 For children I Am The Lord The Prophet Isaiah Isaiah’s Visions The Story of Isaiah Gospel Reading and Reflection For teens King Cyrus: God’s Instrument of Deliverance Overview 1 Thessalonians I Thessalonians Gospel Proclaimed The Question […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection When the Pharisees ask Jesus to rank the commandments and to decide which is the greatest, they reveal that their mentalities are limited and limiting. Jesus’ response embraces totality not limitation. And that totality is based on love- which defines all relationships — our relationships with God, our relationships […]

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OCTOBER SAINT: FRANCIS OF ASSISI

St. Francis of Assisi was born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone; Francesco d’Assisi (Italian); Franciscus Assisiensis (Latin) in1181 or 1182 and died on Oct. 3, 1226. He was venerated and known in his ministry as Francesco, an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, philosopher, mystic and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s […]

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OCTOBER SAINT: TERESA OF AVILA

Teresa of Ávila, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, is called St. Teresa of Jesus. She was born March 28, 1515, and died on Oct. 1582. She was a Spanish noblewoman who felt called to convent life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, theologian of the contemplative life […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today’s scriptures remind us that all people are loved, not just the elite. We are all invited guests at the banquet feast of God’s kingdom. We should accept the responsibility that comes with God’s gracious invitation and have our mindset focused on the faith we celebrate together. To the point: The king […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection According to St. Matthew, this is the last of the three parables that Jesus told during the week that he would die. It concerns the king who gives a lavish banquet and whose invited guests had no interest in attending. They were too involved in their personal lives, even […]

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BREAKING OPEN THE WORD

All readings Catholic Women Preach SOLT Presents the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time Gospel The Parable of the Great Feast The Parable of the Wedding Banquet Parable of the Wedding Feast: Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen Parable of the Wedding Feast: The Fat Belongs to the Lord Second Reading Philippians with Denice May […]