30th Week: Oct 26-31:

Oct 26 Monday: Lk 13:10-17: 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” 13 And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. 14 But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people,

30th Week, Monday, Oct 26

Ephesians 4:12 - 5:8 / Luke 13:10-17 

Paul talks about Christian life: Live like people who belong to the light. 

Mildred Butterfield makes a provocative observation in the prayer magazine The Upper Room. One morning she was standing at her bathroom mirror putting the usual final touches on her external appearance. After she finished, she said to herself, “Now I’m ready to face the new day.” But then she heard an inner voice say, “Your outer person is ready to face the day, but what about your inner person? Have you made your mind and your heart ready to face the day? Have you touched up your spirit of forgiveness, generosity, and self-control? Are these ready to greet the new day?”

30 Sunday A: Liturgical Prayers

Greeting (See Second Reading)
We have become imitators of the Lord
and it was with the joy of the Spirit
that we accepted the gospel;
we have become servants of the real, living God.
May Jesus, the Lord we expect, be always with you.
R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant

Matters India - Oct 22


imageCemetery desecration: Churches, political parties demand stern action

By Matters India Reporter Palayamkottai: Catholic and Protestant Church leaders have joined political parties to demand strong action against vandals of cemeteries in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. A resolution…

Vatican Dossier - Oct 22


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General Audience: Pope Completes Catechesis on Prayer of Psalms (Full text)

Jim Fair

‘Prayer is the Center of Life’

29th Week, Saturday, Oct 24

Ephesians 4:7-16 / Luke 13:1-9

Paul talks about Christ: Through him the body is built up in love.


The first frame of a Peanuts cartoon shows Charlie Brown staring at a tool box, saying to himself, “I can’t do it! I can’t do it!” The second frame shows Lucy entering and saying to Charlie, “What’s wrong, Charlie? You seem sad.”

29th Week, Friday, Oct 23

Ephesians 4:1-6 / Luke 12:54-59

Paul talks about unity: Preserve your unity in the Spirit.


James McGinnis, a St. Louis resident, tells how two children

were playing on the walk-in front of his house. One was three years old; the other was five. One was on a tricycle; the other was blocking the tricycle’s movement. Both were screaming at the top of their lungs. McGinnis walked out and asked them if they were having fun. They both said that they were not. Then he asked them what they might do to have fun.