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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 11 October 2020

Note: Homilies & Angelus / Regina Caeli of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis I had been compiled for you after the Mass Readings below. Happy Reading!

Liturgical Colour: Green. 

 

Mass Readings from USCCB, ETWN.

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-504. 8-)

1st Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10A;

Responsorial: Psalm 23:1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6;

2nd Reading: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20;

Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:1-14 or 22:1-10, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

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Others:

Matthew Chapter 22 (video)

Hope for a Wounded World | Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

The Identity Crisis | Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Joseph King of Dreams Complete Soundtrack (Film based on the True Life Story of the 11th son of the Patriot Jacob: Joseph). 

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1. Criminal Investigation Department, Singapore Police Force harassed Law-abiding Citizen. Latest!

2. See another Police case to frame against the Innocent!

Please spread the News to help them who commit no crime. Many Thanks.

Till this day, the harassment continues and there is no apology from the Rulers and no compensation paid for damages inflicted.

3. Please pray for these 2 elderly Catholic Ladies who have been victimised & harassed by their sister (also a Catholic) & her husband. Many Thanks.

4.  See the Bloggers went MISSING before / after the Singapore General Election on 10 July 2020. Please pray for their safety as we search for them actively. Many Thanks.

 

Homilies, Angelus / Regina Caeli of

 

A. Pope Saint John Paul II    

 

Homily, 10 October 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-504. 8-)

 

Angelus, 10 October 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-505. 8-)

 

Homily, 13 October 2002

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-505. 8-)

 

Angelus, 13 October 2002

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-506. 8-)

 

B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Angelus, 9 October 2005

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-506. 8-)

 

Homily, 12 October 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-136. 8-)

 

Angelus, 12 October 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-506. 8-)

 

Homily, 9 October 2011 (Church of the Charterhouse of Serra San Bruno)

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-507. 8-)

 

Homily, 9 October 2011 (Former-Sir Area, Industrial suburb of Lamezia Terme)

Extracts:

This Sunday’s liturgy presents a parable to us that speaks of a wedding banquet to which many were invited. The First Reading, from the Book of Isaiah, prepares the ground for this theme, for it speaks about the banquet of God. It is an image — the banquet — often used in the Scriptures to indicate the joy in communion and in the abundance of the Lord’s gifts, and it gives some idea of the celebration of God with humanity as Isaiah describes: “On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wine... well refined” (Isaiah 25:6). The Prophet adds that God’s intention is to put an end to sadness and shame; he wants all people to live happily in love of him and in mutual communion. Therefore his plan is to eliminate death forever, to wipe away the tears from all faces, to take away once and for all the dishonourable condition of his people, as we heard (vv. 7-8). All this awakens deep gratitude and hope: “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation” (v. 9).

 

In the Gospel Jesus speaks to us of the answer that is given to the invitation of God — represented by a king — to take part in this marriage feast (cf. Matthew 22:1-14). Many guests were invited but something unexpected happens: they refuse to take part in the celebration, they have other things to do; indeed, some of them show contempt for the invitation. God is generous to us, he offers us his friendship, his gifts, his joy, but often we do not welcome his words, we show greater interest in other things and put our own material concerns, our own interests, first. The king’s invitation even meets with hostile and aggressive reactions. Yet this does not impede his generosity. He is not discouraged and sends his servants out to invite many other people. The refusal of those invited first causes the invitation to be extended to everyone, even the poorest, the abandoned and disinherited. The servants gather together those they find and the wedding hall is filled: the king’s goodness knows no bounds and all are given the possibility of answering his call. However, there was one condition in order to attend this wedding feast: that the wedding garment be worn. And, on entering the hall, the king notices that someone has not wished to wear it and for this reason bars him from the banquet.

 

I would like to reflect for a moment on this point with a question: why did this man accept the king’s invitation, enter the banquet hall, find the door opened to him but not put on the wedding garment? What is this wedding garment? At the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, in Coena Domini, this year I mentioned a beautiful commentary on this parable by St Gregory the Great. He explains that the guest had accepted God’s invitation to take part in his banquet, that in a certain way he had faith which opened the door of the banquet hall to him, but he lacked something essential: the wedding garment, which is charity or love. And St Gregory adds: “Therefore each one of you in the Church who has faith in God has already taken part in the wedding feast, but cannot claim to wear the wedding garment unless he jealously guards the grace of love” (Homily 38, 9; PL 76, 1287). And this garment is woven symbolically on two looms of wood, one above and one below: love of God and love of neighbour (cf. ibid., 10: PL 76, 1288). We are all invited to be the Lord’s guests, to enter his banquet with faith, but we must put on and take care of the wedding garment: charity, to live in the profound love of God and neighbour.

Pope Benedict XVI (Homily, 9 October 2011)

 

Angelus, 9 October 2011

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-507. 8-)

 

C. Pope Francis I 

 

Homily, 12 October 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-507. 8-)

 

Angelus, 12 October 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-508. 8-)

 

Homily, 15 October 2017 – Not available in English.

 

Angelus, 15 October 2017

 

 

Homilies 2020

 

Angelus / Regina Caeli 2020

 

Audiences 2020

 

Daily Blessings to You from Emmanuel Goh & Friends

 

 

Note: This webpage has many hyperlinks to the Vatican Webpage. The above extracts were compiled for your easy reading.

This Publication is aimed to encourage all of Goodwill around the World. It is not for business or profit purposes but it is our way to thank our Creator for His continuous blessings!

 

Compiled on 4 October 2020, 14:37 SGT

Last updated: 6 October 2020, 13:30 SGT

 

 

 

 

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