Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: October 15, 2017

Invite anyoneThis is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We hear in today’s scriptures that God invites all the peoples of the world to the feast. We pray that our community will be open to all who seek God, and adorned with the rich diversity that is the special gift of the Spirit. May we respond whole-heartedly to God’s invitation, and work to fulfill the prophet’s vision and Christ’s mission of opening the banquet to all.

This is a time not for ‘just words or mere talk’ but for ‘active and genuine’ commitment by Catholics in the United States to work with others to make a place at the table for all God's children.” (USCCB, 2002 A Place at the Table)

The Sunday Readings:

  • Is 25: 6-10a. God will wipe away the tears from every face, and give a banquet for all.
  • Phil 4: 12-14 & 19-20. We can do anything with God's help.
  • Mt 22: 1-14. The reign of God is like a wedding feast where the invited guests refuse, and everyone is gathered to come to the feast. How are we responding to God’s invitations?

Of Note:

  • Don and Sheila Reiss will share reflections on stewardship as a way of life, at all Masses.
  • The next opportunities for Individual Reconciliation are Saturday, October 14 & 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM in the Chapel (2nd and 4th Saturdays).
  • The Mass for the Louisville Deaf Community will resume its regular schedule (1:00 PM on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month) on October 29, 2017. The 9:00 AM mass will continue to be ASL interpreted.
  • Hearing Assistance is available during all liturgies, and Spanish Audio transmission at 11:30 AM: Pick up a personal sound receiver and ear piece (or loop, if your hearing aid is compatible) from the stands next to the chapel before Mass, and adjust the volume as needed. Please note that the receivers are divided for hearing assistance and Spanish translation (during 11:30 Mass), as the signs illustrate.
  • Large print and Bilingual Spanish/English participation sheet are available each weekend in the Narthex (area near the entrance to the Worship Center)for weekend and holiday liturgies. See one of the Worship Greeters for assistance.