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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 4 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-499. 8-)

1st Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7;

Responsorial: Psalm 80: 9, 12-16, 19-20;

2nd Reading: Philippians 4:6-9;

Gospel Reading: Matthew 21:33-43, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

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Others:

Matthew 21 (video)

Give It All You've Got! - Venerable Fulton John Sheen

If your faith is very strong you can do wonders…Believe the incredible and you will do the impossible. Venerable Fulton J. Sheen 8-)

The 2 Choices by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

The Prince of Egypt (Full Soundtrack) – Film made based on the real life story of the Great Prophet Moses.

See the “Media Tweets” of @Michael65413248 (we have not endorsed on their other Retweets).  Many Thanks Michael Lewis & Friends.

 

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

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    

 

Angelus, 3 October 1999.

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-500. 8-)

 

Homily, 6 October 2002

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Angelus, 6 October 2002

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B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Homily, 2 October 2005

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-501. 8-)

 

Angelus, 2 October 2005

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Homily, 5 October 2008

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Angelus, 5 October 2008

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Angelus, 2 October 2011

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C. Pope Francis I 

 

Homily, 5 October 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-503. 8-)

 

Angelus, 5 October 2014

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Angelus, 8 October 2017

This Sunday’s liturgy offers us the parable of the tenants to whom a landowner lends the vineyard which he has planted, and then goes away (cf. Matthew 21:33-43). This is how the loyalty of these tenants is tested: the vineyard is entrusted to them, they are to tend it, make it bear fruit and deliver its harvest to the owner. When the time comes to harvest the grapes, the landlord sends his servants to pick the fruit. However, the vineyard tenants assume a possessive attitude. They do not consider themselves to be simple supervisors, but rather landowners, and they refuse to hand over the harvest. They mistreat the servants, to the point of killing them. The landowner is patient with them. He sends more servants, larger in number than the previous ones, but the result is the same. In the end, he patiently decides to send his own son. But those tenants, prisoners to their own possessive behaviour, also kill the son, reasoning that, in this way, they would have the inheritance.

 

This narrative allegorically illustrates the reproaches of the prophets in the story of Israel. It is a history that belongs to us. It is about the Covenant which God wished to establish with mankind and in which he also called us to participate. Like any other love story, this story of the Covenant has its positive moments too, but it is also marked by betrayal and rejection. In order to make us understand how God the Father responds to the rejection of his love and his proposal of an alliance, the Gospel passage puts a question on the lips of the owner of the vineyard: “When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” (v. 40). This question emphasizes that God’s disappointment at the wicked behaviour of mankind is not the last word! This is the great novelty of Christianity: a God who, even though disappointed by our mistakes and our sins, does not fail to keep his Word, does not give up and, most of all, does not seek vengeance!

 

My brothers and sisters, God does not avenge himself. God loves, he does not avenge himself. He waits for us to forgive us, to embrace us. Through the “rejected stones” — and Christ is the first stone that the builders rejected — through situations of weakness and sin, God continues to circulate “the new wine” of his vineyard, namely mercy. This is the new wine of the Lord’s vineyard: mercy. There is only one obstacle to the tenacious and tender will of God: our arrogance and our conceit which, at times also becomes violence! Faced with these attitudes where no fruit is produced, the Word of God retains all its power to reprimand and reproach: “Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it” (v. 43).

 

The urgency of replying with good fruits to the call of the Lord, who asks us to become his vineyard, helps us understand what is new and original about the Christian faith. It is not so much the sum of precepts and moral norms but rather, it is first and foremost a proposal of love which God makes through Jesus and continues to make with mankind. It is an invitation to enter into this love story, by becoming a lively and open vine, rich in fruits and hope for everyone. A closed vineyard can become wild and produce wild grapes. We are called to leave this vineyard to put ourselves at the service of our brothers and sisters who are not with us, in order to shake each other and encourage each other, to remind ourselves that we must be the Lord’s vineyard in every environment, even the more distant and challenging ones.

 

Dear brothers and sisters, let us invoke the intercession of the Most Holy Mary, so that she may help us to be everywhere, in particular in the peripheries of society, the vineyard that the Lord planted for the good of all and to bring the new wine of the Lord’s mercy.

Pope Francis I (Angelus, 8 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.

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Compiled on 27 September 2020, 17:24 SGT

Last updated: 1 October 2020, 12:00 SGT

 

 

 

 

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