November

03 November, 2019

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom says that God rebukes offenders little by little and reminds them of their sins so that they may abandon their wickedness and believe in Him. May God, in his power, fulfil all our desires for goodness and complete all that we have been doing through faith; especially when we stray.

1st Reading:

Wisdom 11:22-12:2

Psalm:

R. I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

2nd Reading:

2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2

Gospel:

Luke 19:1-10

10 November, 2019

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

God is not the God of the dead, "but of the living, for to Him all are alive." Our faith however, disintegrates when subjected to scepticism and doubt. St Paul counsels, "May our Lord comfort and strengthen you in everything good that you do or say. May the Lord turn your hearts to the love of God and fortitude of Christ."

1st Reading:

2 Maccabees 7:1-2,9-14

Psalm:

R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

2nd Reading:

2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5

Gospel:

Luke 20:27-38

17 November, 2019

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The ability to speak a word of wisdom which we do not prepare beforehand, that Jesus himself will give us, and that leaves our adversaries powerless to resist, is an irrefutable sign of the authority and majesty of Christ... It is the wisdom of the Word incarnate that cuts a swathe through the wicked. But for those who fear God's name, "the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing rays."

1st Reading:

Malachi 3:19-20

Psalm:

R. The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.

2nd Reading:

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

Gospel:

Luke 21:5-19

24 November, 2019

Christ the King

The Gospel according to St Luke presents, as in a great painting, the Kingship of Jesus at the moment of his crucifixion... On the Cross, Jesus is exalted to the very 'height' of the God who is Love. It is there that he can be 'known'... Jesus from the throne of the Cross welcomes every human being with infinite mercy.

1st Reading:

2 Samuel 5:1-3

Psalm:

R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

2nd Reading:

Colossians 1:12-20

Gospel:

Luke 23:35-43