Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: November 13, 2011

Nov 13

This Sunday is the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Fear can paralyze us and cause us to lose everything. How am I aware of fear present when I am making decisions? We can, however, discover hidden strengths that enable us to move beyond the fear and put to greatest use the blessings we’ve already been given. What gifts is God inviting us to develop and share?

There are baptisms at all the liturgies this weekend. God has entrusted many gifts to us in baptism. As we nurture these gifts and grow more fully in our mission to share them, we also come to share in the Master’s joy.

Readings for this Sunday:

  • Proverbs 31: 10-13 & 19-20 & 30-31. A good partner is a precious gift in life. Just as a wife is moved by the tender love of a husband, so are we moved to serve both God and others by the love of God, our greatest treasure.
  • 1 Thes 5: 1-6. God’s day will arrive unexpectedly; we are children of the light who can be ready.
  • Mt 25: 14-30. The master trusted the servants with the care of his property. One is controlled by fear, and did nothing with the gifts given.

Happenings this weekend:

  • This weekend we continue our memorial time. Please add the name of your loved ones who have passed away this past year on the book at the entrance doors of the Worship Center, and bring a photo of your beloved dead to place on the altar of remembrance by the baptismal font.
  • We will present the Gospels to the First Communion class at the 9:00 AM mass.
  • Deacon Travis, a seminarian from St. Meinrad, will be preaching.