Today’s Readings:

IS 45:1, 4-6

PS 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10

1 THES 1:1-5B

MT 22:15-21

Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:

Isaiah speaks to us today of Cyrus, King of Persia, anointed by the Lord. God calls Cyrus by name and leads him in service to the Israelites. In this passage, we hear that it is the Lord who gives Cyrus his title, who arms him against his enemies, and who opens doors and unbars gates before him. And God does all of this so that the people will know that “I am the LORD,” and that “there is none besides me” (Isaiah 45:6).

Paul opens his letter with essentially the same notion—that in God alone we find our grace and peace. Paul also gives thanks to God on our behalf, calling to mind our work of faith, hope, and love. And in the familiar Gospel reading, Jesus tells the Pharisees to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.

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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:

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: Pg. 6

·Check out what the Knights have accomplished this month: Pg. 6

·Now is the time to order your Christmas wreath to support the Scouts: Pg. 7

·Register to watch the GE Food Pantry Telethon: Pg. 7

·It’s not too late to get involved in 40 Days for Life: Pg. 7

·Undy Sunday 2020 is Underway: Pg. 8

·As Election Day nears, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Calls Us to Practice Civility, Clarity & Compassion in the Public Square: Pg. 9

…and much, much more!

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