2019 24th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

Written by Ann Pearton

September 12, 2019

Parish Bulletin

 

Pope’s homily at Mass in Maputo

Quote from the Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis,  Votive Mass for the Progress of Peoples
Maputo, Zimpeto Stadium  Friday, 6 September 2019

 “Love one another”, Jesus tells us.  Paul translates this as “clothe yourselves with compassion and kindness” (Col 3:12).  The world disregards and continues to ignore the virtue of mercy, of compassion.  It kills or abandons the handicapped and the elderly, eliminates the wounded and infirm, or shows itself more concerned with the suffering of animals.  It has not practiced the goodness and kindness that lead us to consider the needs of our beloved neighbour as our own. 

Overcoming times of division and violence calls not only for an act of reconciliation or peace, in the sense of an absence of conflict.  It also calls for daily commitment on the part of everyone to an attentive and active concern that makes us treat others with the same mercy and goodness with which we ourselves want to be treated.  An attitude of mercy and goodness above all towards those who, by their place in society, quickly encounter rejection and exclusion.  An attitude not of the weak but of the strong, an attitude of men and women who realize that it is not necessary to mistreat, denigrate or crush others in order to feel ourselves important, but rather the contrary…  And this attitude is the prophetic strength that Jesus Christ himself showed us by his desire to be identified with them (cf. Mt 25:35-45) and by teaching us the path of service

  The Southern Cross website – remember to get your copy after Mass!

 

The Angelus

Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to pray at 6am, noon and 6pm. Alternatively, download the Angelus App (set the times that you would like to be reminded in settings):
Angelus App on Android    or    Praying the Angelus by Magnificat  on iphones

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