Readings for the Week
10/22/2017 - 10/29/2017
Readings for Sunday, October 22:

Is 25:6-10a:  The Lord will set up a sumptuous feast for His people.  He will wipe away their tears.  Then the people will recognize Him as their Lord and God.

Phil 4:12-14, 19-20:  Paul admits that he has learned how to live and accept joy and sorrows, pleasure and pain.  This lesson he has learned in Jesus. 

Mt 22:1-14:
  Jesus teaches using the parable of a king who gave a  wedding banquet.  The guests making excuses refused to come to the feast.  The king destroyed these and invited the poor and simple.  Even one of these did not accept his kindness. 

Todayís Message:  The Lord invites us to a banquet, one of the favorite images of messianic times.  This banquet is spread before us and can fully satisfy our needs, yet how often have we refused the Lordís invitation to share in the riches prepared for us?

Readings for Week of October 22:

Sunday                Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10;1 Thes 1:1-5b;
                              Mt 22:15-21

Monday                Saint John of Capistrano, Priest:  Rom 4:20-25; Lk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75; Lk 12:13-21

Tuesday               Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop:  Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Ps 40:7-8a,8b-9,10, 17;
                              Lk 12:35-38

Wednesday          Rom 6:12-18; Ps 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8; Lk 12:39-48

Thursday              Rom 6:19-23; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6; Lk 12:49-53

Friday                    Rom 7:18-25a; Ps 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94; Lk 12:54-59

Saturday               Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles:  Eph 2:19-22; Ps 19:2-3, 4-5; Lk 6:12-16

Sunday                 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51; 1 Thes 1:5c-10;
                               Mt 22:34-40