This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible.
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) (1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44)
The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library of homilies that he has prepared and we will be featuring a link here to his 15 minute reflections on this week’s readings.
This Sunday: “Today’s scriptures highlight two widows and two very important biblical principles: God reveals himself precisely at that moment of our greatest vulnerability and need, and that the grace in your life will increase in the measure that you give it away. . ..”
Fr. Scott Lewis is associate professor of New Testament at Regis College in Toronto. Each week Fr. Lewis writes a short reflection on the upcoming readings in the Catholic Register.
This Sunday: “The widow of Zarephath was an unlikely candidate for a prophetic visitation. She was not an Israelite, and she was certainly not someone of stature or importance. The Old Testament is filled with accounts of God’s agents seeking out the improbable and questionable — that is how God works. God works with a very different agenda and value system than human beings. …. “
Fr. Greg Friedman
Sunday Soundbites is a weekly, 90-second radio homily based on the Sunday readings, written and read by Fr. Greg Friedman, O.F.M. Sunday Soundbites is also heard on Catholic radio stations around the country.
This Sunday: ” “At my inner-city parish, we do our Sunday offering a bit differently, perhaps, than you might in your parish. Because our congregation is small, usually less than a hundred people, we don’t pass baskets. Instead, we have a beautiful silver urn placed near the sanctuary. As the gifts are being prepared for the Eucharist, people come forward to place their offerings in this vessel…”