Posts by patmccahill

Gospel Sunday 29 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.         Matthew 22;15-21 The Pharisees went away to make plans about how to trap Jesus saying something wrong.  The Pharisees sent some of their men with some members of Herod’s group to meet Jesus.  They asked him, “Master, we know that you are an honest man, you teach about God in the right way.  You are not afraid of any person, and people that are very important, highly promoted, mean nothing…

Gospel Sunday 28 A

Reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.    Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus said to the chief priests and Jewish leaders, “The kingdom of heaven is like a king preparing a wedding feast for his son.  The king sent his servants to bring all the people that were invited to the wedding.  But the people would not come.  So the king sent some more servants.  The king said to the servants, ‘Tell all the people I have invited.  My feast is ready. …

Reading 2 Sunday 26 A

A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to Philippians.       Philippians 2:1-11  Brothers and sisters: I ask you what does our life in Christ mean to you?  Does love mean anything to you?  Do we share the same Spirit?  Do you have kindness and mercy for other people?  Are things important to you?  If you believe this you will make me very happy. I want you all to have the same thoughts that we have.  I want you to be together…

Gospel Sunday 26 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.          Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus said to the chief priests and the Jewish leaders, “Tell me what you think: A man had two sons.  He went and said to the first, ‘My son go and work in the vineyard (grape-field) today.’  The son answered, ‘I will not go,’ but later he thought about it and changed his mind.  He went to work.  The man went to the second son and asked him…

Gospel Sunday 25 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.          Matthew 20:1-16. The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner, a rich man, that went out very early in the morning looking for workers for his vineyard (grape field).  The man agreed to pay one silver coin to each worker for one day.  He sent them to work in the vineyard (grape field).  At nine o’clock in the morning the rich man went out again.  He saw some people in…

Gospel Sunday 24 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.      Matthew 18:21-35 Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord every time my brother sins against me, how many times must I forgive him?  Seven times?  Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times but more: seventy-seven times.” “The kingdom of heaven is like a king that decided to collect the money that his servants owed him.  The king asked his servants to come and see him.  The first servant owed the…

Gospel Sunday 23 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew                 Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples, “If your brother does something wrong to you, go and tell him in private.  If he listens to you, you have saved your brother’s soul.  If he does not listen, bring one or two people with you – two or three witnesses will be able to tell what happened.  If your brother refuses to listen to these people, report it to the community.  If…

Reading 2 Sunday 23 A

A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans                 Romans 13:8-10 Brothers and sisters:  Try not to owe anything to anyone.  The only thing that you will always owe is love.  If you love people, you have followed the law.  All the commandments: You must not do the sin of adultery, you must not kill, you must not steal, you must not want the things that belong to other people, and other laws altogether – the Ten Commandments…

Reading 1 Sunday 23 A

A reading from the Book of Ezekiel                                          Ezekiel 33:7-9 The Lord said to me, “Son of man, I appoint you as a guard for the family of Israel.  If you hear a warning from me, you must tell the people in my name.  If I say that evil people will die but you do not warn them to change their way so that they can save their lives, then as sinners they will die, but you will be responsible…

Gospel Sunday 22 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew                  Matthew 16, 21-27 Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he himself would go to Jerusalem.  He said that he would suffer a lot because of the Jewish priests and the scribes.  They would condemn him to death.  But on the third day he himself would rise to life.  Then Peter spoke to Jesus in private: “You will die?  No, this must not happen to you.”  But Jesus turned…