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Sunday, October 23rd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke 18:9-14.


Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

23 October 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

“But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes

to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 18:9-14.

Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.
“Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity–greedy, dishonest, adulterous–or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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The Sunday Mass – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 23,

2016)

Presider: Rev. Michael Corcione OFM

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

23 October 2016

Commentary of the day

Saint Bernard (1091-1153),

Cistercian monk and doctor of the Church
Sermon 3 on the Annunciation, 9-10

“The publican…would not even raise his eyes to heaven”

What is that container into which grace chooses to pour itself? If trust has been made to receive mercy and patience to garner justice, what is the vessel we might put forward as apt to receive grace? A very pure ointment is concerned here, which requires a very sturdy container. Now what is more pure or more sturdy than humility of heart? That is why God “gives grace to the humble,” (Jas 4,6; cf Prv 3,34; Jb 22,29); that is why it is entirely right he should have “looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness,” (Lk 1,48). Right, because a humble heart does not allow itself to be preoccupied by human worth and because the fullness of grace can be poured  into it all the more freely…

Did you observe the Pharisee at prayer? He was neither thief, nor dishonest, nor an adulterer. Nor did he neglect to do penance. He fasted twice a week, he gave tithes of all he possessed… But he was not empty of himself; he had not stripped himself of himself (Phil 2,7); he was not humble but, rather, puffed up. That is to say, he was unconcerned to know what it was he still lacked but overestimated his worth; he was not full but puffed up. And so he went away empty for having put on a show of being full. The publican, on the other hand, because he humbled himself and took care to present himself like an empty vessel, could carry away with him an even more abundant grace

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

23 October 2016

Saints of the day

St. John of Capistrano,

Priest (1386-1456)

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Saint John of Capistrano
Priest
(1386 – 1456)

        St. John of Capistrano was born in 1386. He had a vison while a prisoner of war that made him long to enter religion.

In 1416 he joined the Franciscan Order and was ordained in 1420. He began to preach throughout Italy. He was several times vicar general of the Order.

        He preached in various countries of Eastern Europe against the Hussite heresy, with great success, until the Turks captured Constantinople in 1453. He raised an army to fight the Turks in Hungary, and defeated them in 1456. He died later that year, of the plague.

        He was canonized in 1690 by Pope Alexander VIII.

The Weekday Missal (1975)

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

23 October 2016

Saints of the day

St. Theodoret,

Priest and Martyr (4th century)

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SAINT THEODORET
Martyr
(4th century)

         About the year 361, Julian, uncle to the emperor of that name, and like his nephew an apostate, was made Count of the East. He closed the Christian churches at Antioch, and when St. Theodoret assembled the Christians in private, he was summoned before the tribunal of the Count and most inhumanly tortured.

        His arms and feet were fastened by ropes to pulleys, and stretched until his body appeared nearly eight feet long, and the blood streamed from his sides. “O most wretched man,” he said to his judge, “you know well that at the day of judgment the crucified God whom you blaspheme will send you and the tyrant whom you serve to hell.”

        Julian trembled at this awful prophecy, but he had the Saint despatched quickly by the sword, and in a little while the judge himself was arraigned before the judgment-seat of God.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

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