Sowing Seeds
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 23, 2017
I've referenced the Collect several times - the prayer between the Gloria and the First Reading.  It's mirrored prayer in the Mass is the Prayer After Communion.  (I'll let you guess when that occurs!)  While the Collect leads us into the Liturgy of the Word, the Prayer After Communion leads us from the Liturgy of the Eucharist into the world.  This weekend's prayer is as follows...

Graciously raise up, O Lord,
those you renew with this Sacrament,
that we may come to possess your redemption 
both in mystery and in the manner of our life. Through Christ our Lord. 

Let us come to Mass this weekend with a renewed commitment to open our hearts to the graces offered in the Eucharist, and the spiritual gifts we receive that empower us to live the gospel.

Stephen Eros
Director of Liturgy & Music

Sunday Scriptures
Click here   to read this Sunday's readings.  
First Reading - Isaiah 55:6-9 
Mystery of God's Goodness and Mercy
Responsorial Psalm -  Psalm 145:2-3 / 8-9 / 17-18
Mercy, Goodness, Justice
Second Reading - Philippians 1:20c-24,27a
Discipleship, Relationship with God
Gospel - Matthew 20:1-16a
Mystery of God's Goodness and Mercy
Singing Our Faith
The gospel and first reading clearly establish the mystery of God's goodness and justice.  We shouldn't concern ourselves with trying to understand this mystery.  The passage from St. Paul's letter to the Philippians reminds us to keep Christ close in all things - that's our main concern on the road to Heaven!   read more...

Universal Prayer
Inspired by the scriptures, we pray that our witness and discipleship will benefit the Church in evangelization and ministry.  read more...

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