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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This weeks articles and resources below

 

Dear Friend

Once more we see Jesus delivering mercy to those who have faith in Him:

 

Ever the Good Shepherd searching out lost sheep, Jesus ventures into pagan territory far from his homeland of Galilee. Near Tyre and Sidon, he meets a feisty foreigner, a Canaanite woman. She knows what she wants – a cure for her daughter – and seizes the opportunity to ask for it. Bluntly rebuffed by Jesus, she refuses to take no for an answer. She has had to live by her wits; now they inspire her quick replies. Jesus concedes and grants her wish. The story sheds an unsettling light on Jesus, but the message is clear. The outsider has a place in the kingdom.


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Sunday reflection: Let the peoples praise you

Reflection for Sunday

 

The readings this week highlight that the gift of faith in God is for everyone. God’s blessings are not confined to one group or nation. We are all called to share in the love and mercy of God. 

 

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Feature: Chattersquare with Massimo Faggioli

ChatterSquare with Massimo Faggioli

 

In this Chattersquare podcast, Catholic historian Massimo Faggioli shares insight into the conservative responses to Pope Francis and the papal shift toward a less abstract understanding of being Catholic.

 

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Prayers of the people

Prayers of the people

 

Ever the Good Shepherd searching out lost sheep, Jesus ventures into pagan territory far from his homeland of Galilee. Near Tyre and Sidon, he meets a feisty foreigner, a Canaanite woman. She knows what she wants – a cure for her daughter – and seizes the opportunity to ask for it.

 

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Homilist notes

Homilist notes

 

We can find a single theme running through all three readings this Sunday: the inclusive scope of God’s saving plan. When the Israelites returned from Exile, they found that many foreigners and neighbouring peoples had moved into the land which once they had called their own.

 

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Music: Suggestions for Sunday

Music: suggestions for Sunday

 

The liturgy team in Wollongong have developed an excellent site for music liturgy. Click to see suggestions for sacred music for this Sunday and beyond.

 

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