Readings for the Week
9/24/2017 - 10/1/2017
Readings for Sunday, September 24:

Is 55:6-9:  Seek the Lord.  His ways are far above human ways.  The thoughts of God are not the thoughts of human beings.  God is rich in forgiving. 

Phil 1:20c-24,27a:
  Paul notes that whether he lives or dies, his life belongs to Christ.  It would be more beneficial for the Philippians  for Paul to continue living in the flesh to bring them the message of Jesus. 

Mt 20:1-16a:
  Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God is like the landowner who hires early in the morning, again at midmorning, at noon, and midafternoon.  At payment time, all the workers receive the same wage.  How just and generous God is!

Todayís Message:
  How different are the Lordís ways from our own!  Gracious and good to all, the Lord is equally generous in compassion and love to those who are quick to respond to His invitation, as well as to those who are slow to hear His call.  May the Lord Jesus always be our life. 

Readings for Week of September 24:

Sunday                Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Is 55:6-9; Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18, 18a;  Phil 1:20c-24,
                              27a; Mt 20:1-16a

Ezr 1:1-6; Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6;  Lk 8:16-18

Tuesday               Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs: 
Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5;
                              Lk 8:19-21

         Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest:  Ezr 9:5-9; Tb 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8; Lk 9:1-6

Thursday             Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr; Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs: 
Hg 1:1-8;
                              Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b; Lk 9:7-9

                   Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels:  Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12ab; Ps 138:
                             1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5; Jn 1:47-51

              Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church:  Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a; Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13;
                              Lk 9:43b-45

Sunday                 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
Ez 18:25-28; Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5;
                               Mt 21:28-32