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October 19, 2014
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


EVERYTHING BELONGS TO GOD

The first reading from the prophet Isaiah concerns the Persian King Cyrus, called the Lord's "anointed." Cyrus deserves this title because he ended the Babylonian captivity of the Jews. However, Isaiah reminds us that it was God who gave Cyrus his power. He may be a great king, but "I am the LORD and there is no other," says God (Isaiah 45:5).

Today's Gospel is also concerned with worldly power. In the passage from Matthew, the Pharisees try to trick Jesus into speaking against the emperor. His famous answer is the perfect reply. Like the kings of old, Caesar can be given the respect due his position, but everything belongs to God.

In the second reading, Paul gives thanks for all who are faithful to Jesus Christ and his gospel. He, too, reminds us that our call and the power to be faithful come from God.


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MASS TIMES

SUNDAY CELEBRATION:
Saturday  5:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am

HOLY DAY CELEBRATION:
Eve 7:30 pm
Day 6:15 am, 8:00 am, 7:30pm

WEEKDAY:
Mon - Fri 6:15 am, 8:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am

RECONCILIATION:
 4:00 - 4:40 pm Saturdays
 By Request (Contact Parish Office)

ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
After the 8:00 AM Mass on the following dates:
  • Thursday, Oct 2