This Week’s Gospel Message

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

This Week’s Gospel message for Sunday, November 21st is from John 18:33b-37.

“Pilate said to Jesus, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?’. . . Pilate said to him, ‘Then you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’”

“Pilate’s desire for power prevented him from accepting the truth, but fear also made him ignore the pursuit of truth and justice. Embracing the truth no matter where it leads us can be challenging. What truths has Jesus taught us? He calls us, not to personal glory or power, but to serve others. He tells us to sell all we have and give it to the poor, then follow him. He instructs us to deny ourselves and take up our cross. He claims that the kingdom comes to the poor in spirit. Jesus has testified to the truth and it is revolutionary.” SOURCE: Pastoral Patterns, Autumn 2021


Monday Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Luke 21:1-4

Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr (Memorial) – “According to tradition she was a Roman woman who was martyred sometime in the second or third century. Her association with music stems from the story that at her wedding feast she sang to God in her heart.”

Tuesday Daniel 2:31-45; Luke 21:5-11

Wednesday Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Luke 21:12-19

Saint Andrew Dũng-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs (Memorial) – “In the sixteenth century, Christian missionaries went to Vietnam. From the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, some 130,000 Christians were martyred. Some were foreign missionaries, but most were native Vietnamese people killed by their own government and people. Among them were Andrew Dũng-Lac and Peter Thi, Vietnamese priests. Pope St. John Paul II declared 117 Vietnamese martyrs saints of the Church.”

Thursday Daniel 6:12-28; Luke 21:20-28

Thanksgiving Day Readings:  Sirach 50:22-24; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Luke 17:11-19

Friday  Daniel 7:2-24; Luke 21:29-33

Saturday Daniel 7:15-27; Luke 21:34-36

SOURCE: Living With Christ, November 2021


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