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Sunday, September 11th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 15:1-32.


Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ 

His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you;

I no longer deserve to be called your son.’

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 15:1-32.

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So to them he addressed this parable.
“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy
and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.”
Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it?
And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’
In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Then he said, “A man had two sons,
and the younger son said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’ So the father divided the property between them.
After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation.
When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need.
So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.
And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed, but nobody gave him any.
Coming to his senses he thought, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger.
I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”‘
So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.
His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’
But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast,
because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began.
Now the older son had been out in the field and, on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing.
He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean.
The servant said to him, ‘Your brother has returned and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
He became angry, and when he refused to enter the house, his father came out and pleaded with him.
He said to his father in reply, ‘Look, all these years I served you and not once did I disobey your orders; yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends.
But when your son returns who swallowed up your property with prostitutes, for him you slaughter the fattened calf.’
He said to him, ‘My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours.
But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Peter Chrysologus (c.406-450),

Bishop of Ravenna, Doctor of the Church
Sermon 5 on the prodigal son ; PL 52,197

“Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him”

The son returns to his father’s house and cries : “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer deserve to be called your son. Treat me as one of your paid servants”… But the father ran, he ran from far off: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8). The father ran… in the person of the Son when he came down from heaven to earth through him. “The Father who sent me is with me,” says the Son in the gospel (cf. Jn 16:32). He threw his arms around him: he threw himself even as far as ourselves when, in Christ, his whole divinity came down from heaven and made its home in our flesh. And he kissed him tenderly. When? “When mercy and truth met; justice and peace embraced” (Ps 84[85]:11).

He made them give him a festal robe, the one that Adam lost, the eternal glory of immortality. He put a ring on his finger, the ring of honor, his title of liberty, the special seal of the spirit, the sign of faith, firstfruit of the heavenly wedding. Listen to Paul the apostle: “I have betrothed you to one husband to present you to Christ as a pure virgin” (2Cor 11:2). And he made him put sandals on his feet: that our feet might be shod when we preach the good news of the Gospel, that “the feet of those who announce the good news of peace” might be blessed” (Is 52:7; Rom 10:15).

Then he had the fattened calf slaughtered for him… The calf was slaughtered at the father’s command because Christ, who is God and Son of God, could not be killed except by the Father’s will. Listen to the apostle Paul once more: “He did not spare his own Son but delivered him up for us all” (Rom 8:32).

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Saints of the day

St. Paphnutius,

Bishop (4th century)

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SAINT PAPHNUTIUS
Bishop
(4th centtury)

        The holy confessor Paphnutius was an Egyptian, and after having spent several years in the desert, under the direction of the great St. Antony, was made bishop in Upper Thebais. He was one of those confessors who, under the tyrant Maximin Daia, lost their right eye, and were afterward sent to work in the mines. Peace being restored to the Church, Paphnutius returned to his flock. The Arian heresy being broached in Egypt, he was one of the most zealous in defending the Catholic faith, and for his eminent sanctity and the glorious title of confessor (or one who had confessed the Faith before the persecutors and under torments) was highly considered in the great Council of Nice. Constantine the Great, during the celebration of that synod, sometimes conferred privately with him in his palace, and never dismissed him without kissing respectfully the place which had once held the eye he had lost for the Faith.

        St. Paphnutius remained always in a close union with St. Athanasius, and accompanied him to the Council of Tyre, in 335, where they found much the greater part of that assembly to be professed Arians. Seeing Maximus, Bishop of Jerusalem, among them, Paphnutius took him by the hand, led him out, and told him he could not see that any who bore the same marks as he in defence of the Faith should be seduced and imposed upon by persons who were resolved to oppress the most strenuous assertor of its fundamental article. We have no particular account of the death of St. Paphnutius, but his name stands in the Roman Martyrology on the 11th of September.

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

11 September 2016

Saints of the day

Sts. Protus & Hyacinth,

Martyrs († c. 260)

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Saints Protus and Hyacinth
Martyrs
(† c. 260)

Commemoration

        At Rome, on the old Salarian Way in the cemetery of Basilla, the birthday of the holy martyrs Protus and Hyacinth, brothers, and eunuchs in the service of blessed Eugenia. 

        They were arrested in the time of Emperor Gallienus on the charge of being Christians, and urged to offer sacrifice to the gods.  Because they refused, they were most severely scourged and finally beheaded.

The Roman Martyrology

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May the precious witness of your blessed Martyrs,
Protus and Hyacinth,
comfort us, O Lord,
and may their kind intercession continually protect  us

The Roman  Breviary

 

 

 

 

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“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”

Mark 16:15-20

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“I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20.

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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful

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“This is my commandment:

love one another as I love you.”

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BE MERCIFUL, O LORD,

FOR WE HAVE SINNED.

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