23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 9, 2018
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading
Isaiah 35:4-7a

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 146:6-10

Second Reading
James 2:1-5

Mark 7:31-37
Universal Prayer
We pray for the Church throughout the world. Through participating in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and working for peace and justice, may the Body of Christ be cleansed and healed from malicious leadership, immorality, and division. read more...

Pope Francis' Monthly Intention
Last weekend, we prayed for the Holy Father's monthly intention - "That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries." The fastest growth in the 2000-year history of Christianity is happening now and it is happening in Africa. In the year 1900 there were 9 million Christians in Africa. Now there are 500 million Christians out of 1.2 billion persons in Africa. What about young people in Africa?   read more...
All Things Well: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sunday Readings
The incident in today’s Gospel is recorded only by Mark. The key line is what the crowd says at the end: “He has done all things well.” In the Greek, this echoes the creation story, recalling that God saw all the things he had done and declared them good. read more...
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