Tuesday, September 17, 2019 UTC

SEPT 3 & 4: 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

On this Sunday the Gospel is Matthew 25:14-30, The Parable of the Talents. The meaning of this parable extends beyond money investments. God gave each each of us a variety of gifts, and expects us to use those gifts wisely and in the service of God. It’s not acceptable to put our gifts on a shelf and ignore them. Also, like the 3 servants, we are not given the same gifts and, therefore, God expects us to return the gifts to the degree we use them.  The servant with 1 talent was condemned because he did nothing with what he was given. The point of the parable is that we are to use whatever we have been given for God’s purposes. The severe consequences to the unproductive servant, far beyond anything triggered by mere business mediocrity, tell us that we are to invest our lives, not waste them.

MAR 11 – 17: SECOND WEEK DAILY LENTEN READINGS

541284_10152132298765554_417439644_n  The following are meditations from the JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT FAST (from the Archdiocesan Catechetical Center) & the daily readings for the second week of the Great Fast (from THE HOLY BIBLE, Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition):

MAR 11: SecondMondayofGreatFast

DAILY LENTEN READING 8th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST

MAR 12: SecondTuesdayofGreatFast

DAILY LENTEN READING 9th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST

MAR 13: SecondWednesdayofGreatFast

DAILY LENTEN READING 10th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST

MAR 14: SecondThursdayofGreatFast

DAILY LENTEN READING 11th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST

MAR 15: SecondFridayofGreatFast

DAILY LENTEN READING 12th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST

MAR 16: SecondAllSoulsSaturday

DAILY LENTEN READING 13th DAY OF THE GREAT FAST

MAR 17: SecondSundayofGreatFast

DAILY LENTEN READING 2nd SUNDAY OF THE GREAT FAST