This Week’s Gospel Message

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

This week’s Gospel Message for Sunday, October 14th is from Mark 10:17-30.

 “As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him and asked him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’…Jesus answered him,…‘Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’”

“Throughout most of the Old Testament, material wealth and worldly power were seen as blessings from God….After centuries of ups and downs, many realized that wealth and power were transitory. The ability to understand truly and judge rightly, however, was lasting…. How do we gain treasure in heaven while living with all the treasures we own?”

Source: Pastoral Patterns, Autumn 2018


Monday Gal 4:22-24,26-27,31—5:1; Luke 11:29-32 Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church (Memorial)

“Born in Avila, Spain, [Teresa] entered the Carmelite convent…She established St. Joseph’s Convent, and with the assistance of Peter of Alcantara and John of the Cross, she founded the reformed (Discalced) Carmelite orders of nuns and friars.”

Tuesday Gal 5:1-6; Luke 11:37-41

Wednesday Gal 5:18-25; Luke 11:42-46 Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr (Memorial)

“Born around the time of Christ’s death, [Ignatius] was a leading figure in the Church in Antioch, where he was bishop for thirty-eight years. He was arrested during the persecution under Trajan, condemned for confessing Christ, and sent to be executed in the Roman Colosseum.”

Thursday 2 Tim 4:10-17b; Luke 10:1-9 Saint Luke, Evangelist (Feast)

“The tradition of the early Church considers the author of two volumes (a gospel and the Acts of the Apostles) to be a certain Luke, a physician and companion of Paul…Like Luke, may we use our gifts to proclaim Jesus to those around us.”                                                                                                      

Friday Eph 1:11-14; Luke 12:1-7 Saints John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial)

“The North American martyrs, six Jesuit priests and two lay assistants, were martyred between 1642 and 1649 in the United States and in Canada. Aware of the dangers involved in ministering to the Huron and Mohawk nations, they persisted until they were captured, tortured, and killed.”

Saturday Eph 1:15-23; Luke 12:8-12

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