This weekend we celebrate the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Readings

Is 25:6-10a;

Ps 23:1-6;

Phil 4:12-14, 19-20;

Mt 22:1-14 [1-10]

Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:

What wonderful images we have today of the reign of God! Isaiah speaks to us of a great feast—a heavenly feast—a feast of abundance with rich foods and choice wines. It is the Lord’s own affair, Isaiah explains, when God will unite all nations, dry every tear, and destroy death forever. Then, too, will the entire earth rejoice in the Lord and bask in God’s saving grace.

Jesus speaks of heaven in terms of a feast as well. Here, the kingdom of heaven is likened to a king’s wedding feast given for his son. This is a feast of abundance also, with the fattened cattle prepared just so. But many of the people invited don’t want to come, so the king invites anyone who would honor his son by their presence there. And Paul tells us that whether we live abundantly or in humble circumstances, we can do all things in the Lord who strengthens us.

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You are invited to download and print the Order of Service and Father David’s Homily found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.

And Be Sure to Check Out This Sunday’s Bulletin…

Take a look at this weekend’s bulletin attached below to find out more about:

·Youth Ministry Hosting Mystic Monk Coffee and Tea “Fun”raiser: Page 6

·Take the Pledge to Civilize It: Page 6

·Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Looking for Talented Performers: Page 7

…and much, much more!

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