Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - C - October 23, 2016

The Prayer God Answers

When we pray, what do we say? Is my prayer just about me? Or, do I pray for others? Is my prayer time, my time or God’s time? Guess type of prayer God will answer.

Sunday Studies:

FIRST READING The book of Sirach taught the rich how to lead, with humility.

PSALM Psalm 34 was a hymn of praised based in wisdom. The true worshiper is humble, always willing to learn true ways to please the Lord.

SECOND READING 2 Timothy addressed the final days of St. Paul. According to the text, he knew his time was short, so he longed for the time of his reward.

GOSPEL In Luke 18, Jesus told the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. One bragged to God of his righteousness. One begged to be made righteous. Guess whose prayer was answered.

Other Resources:

DAILY READINGS for the Twenty Ninth Week in Ordinary Time.

FEAST OF ST. LUKE  October 18, 2016

CHILDREN’S READINGS In the story for the first reading, Jerry lived down the street from two brothers, one was a bully, one was nice. Which one did Jerry really like? Which one would have their prayers answered? We look to Sirach for the answers. In the story for the gospel, Gail was bridght, talented, funny and proud. Jean was average, but nice. Gail stood out; Jean did not. Who made more friends? Who got help when she needed it? Jesus told a story about the same problem and who God will help.

CATECHISM LINK In this week’s Catechism Link, we investigate the Great Commandment, love God, love others.

FAMILY ACTIVITY How hard is it to be yourself with your family? That might sound absurd, but in these days of hyperactivity and stress, we sometimes gloss over relationships with the ones closest to us. So take some time, turn off all the distractions, and have a game night with your family. Have fun. In this way, you can enjoy your family members as they truly are.