Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Word for the Weekend - October 25


Image: Radiant Light

I will gather them from the ends of the world
with the blind and lame in their midst,
the mothers and those with child;

they shall return as an immense throng...

Please note that the Word for the Week on the sidebar now links you to the scriptures for the coming Sunday - but I'll continue to write weekly on the Sunday texts as in the post at hand.

For the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time you will find the scripture texts and background material on them here and hints for helping to prepare children to hear the Word here.

The gospel passage from Mark offers the story of the cure of the blind man, Bartimaeus. The first lesson (Jeremiah) pairs with this story as it references the Lord gathering his own from the end of the world, with the blind and the lame in their midst.

Locally, these readings come on the 5th anniversary of the founding of my parish, born of the merger of two parishes of origin. I'm grateful that the scriptures will lend themselves so well to our celebration!

The second lesson is another in a series of readings from the Letter to the Hebrews. The text refers to the Day of Atonement which our Jewish friends celebrated just recently.

-ConcordPastor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your homily and to our 5th anniversary celebration as Holy Family Parish!

From the Hebrews reading: "You are a priest forever." What a wonderful priest-leader you have been for us on this journey!

In gratitude,
Rosemary