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Browsing the October 2020 archive of Sunday Reflections

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Solemnity of All Saints

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/29/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus teaches what it means to be happy.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Every year the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as Saints.  These saints are more than just role ... Read More »

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/22/20

Matthew 22:34-40The Pharisees continue to test Jesus with a question about the greatest commandment.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This week’s Gospel follows close behind the Gospel read last Sunday. It is the last of three questions put to Jesus by Jewish religious leaders who are trying to trick ... Read More »

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/16/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 22:15-21

The Pharisees send their disciples to test Jesus with a question about taxes.

Background on the Gospel Reading

In today’s Gospel Jesus and the religious leaders in Jerusalem continue their tense exchange of questions and challenges.  At this point the disciples of the Pharisees, together ... Read More »

October 11, 2020 - Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 10/09/20

Matthew 22:1-14

“The king said to him, ‘My friend, how is itthat you came in here without a wedding garment?’But he was reduced to silence.Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet,and cast him into the darkness outside,where there will be wailing and grinding of ... Read More »

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon John Tucker

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/02/20

The first reading and the Gospel today speak of vineyards and grapes.  As you know, dried grapes become raisins.  That reminds me of the time that Bubba and Beulah Mae were getting ready to go out for the evening.  Beulah Mae was looking in the mirror.  She sighed and ... Read More »