Readings & Reflection Questions

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           SUNDAY READINGS

The Thirty-Second Sunday  in Ordinary Time,
November 12 (Cycle A) 

The Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,
November 19 (Cycle A)

 First Reading: Wisdom 6:12-16
Second Reading:  1 Thes. 4:13-18
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13
First Reading: Prv. 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Second Reading:  1 Thes. 5  4:13-18
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 or Mt. 25:14-15, 19-21
People must not be lulled into carelessness, into thinking that the Second Coming of Jesus will never happen.  It will and we do not know when! The theme of the parable in today’s scripture reading is that the wise are prepared to complete their task.  As we approach the end of the liturgical year, our attention is drawn more and more to the end of our lives and the accounting we must give for our use of God’s gifts.  Jesus’ parable speaks for itself. The faithful servants are generously rewarded because they were responsible and used what was given to them.  

Connection To Life:

Connection To Life:

What has helped you to remain steadfast in your faith journey?

We are challenged in today’s Gospel to think about how we are preparing ourselves for the end of our lives.  What do you need to do to strengthen your personal relationship with Christ Jesus?

 

What are the most important gifts you have been given in terms of virtues, abilities, qualities, and time?

How can you specifically use your gifts to show love and compassion to those in need in the coming weeks?

 

 

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