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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 20 September 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-491. 8-)

1st Reading: Isaiah 55: 6-9;

Responsorial: Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18;

2nd Reading: Philippians 1: 20c -24, 27a;

Gospel Reading: Matthew 20:1-16a , CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

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Others:

Matthew Chapter 20 (video)

Kenosis - Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Temptation – Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

Kenosis - Superb Talk by Venerable Fulton John Sheen

On Eagle’s Wings (adapted from Psalm 91)

You Are Mine - By David Haas (adapted from Isaiah 43)

You said

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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    

 

Homily, 19 September 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-491. 8-)

Profile of Bishop Blessed Anton Martin Slomsek.

 

Angelus, 19 September 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-491. 8-)

 

Angelus, 22 September 2002

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-492. 8-)

 

B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Angelus, 18 September 2005

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-493. 8-)

 

Homily, 21 September 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-493. 8-)

 

Angelus, 21 September 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-494. 8-)

 

Angelus, 18 September 2011

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-494. 8-)

 

C. Pope Francis I 

 

Homily, 21 September 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-494. 8-)

 

Angelus, 21 September 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-495. 8-)

 

Angelus, 24 September 2017

In today’s Gospel reading (cf. Matthew 20:1-16) there is the parable of the day labourers in the vineyard, which Jesus recounts in order to explain two aspects of the Kingdom of God: the first is that God wants to call everyone to work for his Kingdom; the second is that, in the end, he wants to give everyone the same reward, that is, salvation, eternal life.

 

The owner of the vineyard who represents God, goes out at dawn and hires a group of workers, agreeing with them on the day’s wages. It was a fair wage. Then he goes out again [several times] later in the day — he goes out five times on that day — until the late afternoon to hire other unemployed labourers whom he sees. At the end of the day, the landowner orders that a denarius be paid to everyone, even to those who had only worked for a few hours. Naturally, the labourers who were hired first complain because they see that they are paid as much as those who worked for fewer hours. The landowner however, reminds them about what had been agreed; if he then wants to be generous with the others, they should not be envious.

 

In reality, this “injustice” of the owner serves to provoke in those listening to the parable a qualitative leap because here Jesus does not want to speak about the issue of work or of a fair wage, but about the Kingdom of God! And this is the message: there are no unemployed people in the Kingdom of God. Everyone is called to do their part; and there will be a reward from divine justice for everyone in the end — not from human [justice], luckily! —, but the salvation that Jesus Christ acquired for us with his death and Resurrection, a salvation which is not deserved, but donated — salvation is free — thus, “the last will be the first and the first last” (Matthew 20:16).

 

With this parable, Jesus wants to open our hearts to the logic of the Father’s love which is free and generous. It is about allowing oneself to be astonished and fascinated by the “thoughts” and the “ways” of God which, as the Prophet Isaiah recalls, are not our thoughts and not our ways (cf Is 55:8). Human thoughts are often marked by selfishness and personal advantages, and our narrow and contorted paths are not comparable to the wide and straight streets of the Lord. He uses mercy — do not forget this: He uses mercy —, he forgives broadly, is filled with generosity and kindness which he pours forth on each of us. He opens for everyone the boundless territory of his love and his grace, which alone can give the human heart the fullness of joy.

 

Jesus wants to make us contemplate the gaze of that landowner: the gaze with which he looks upon each of the labourers searching for work and calls them to go to his vineyard. It is a gaze which is filled with attention, kindness. It is a gaze which calls, invites one to get up and begin a journey because he wants life for each of us; he wants a full, committed life, safe from emptiness and inertia. God excludes no one and wants each of us to achieve his or her fullness. This is the love of our God, of our God who is Father.

 

May Mary Most Holy help us welcome into our lives the logic of love which frees us from the presumption of deserving God’s reward and from the critical judgement of others.

Pope Francis I (Angelus, 24 September 2017)

 

Homilies 2020

 

Angelus / Regina Caeli 2020

 

Audiences 2020

 

Daily Blessings to You from Emmanuel Goh & Friends

 

 

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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 16 September 2020, 18:52 SGT

 

 

 

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