28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 11, 2020
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Matthew 22:1-14 (shorter form Matthew 22:1-10)
Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a wedding feast.
Immediately after criticizing the religious leaders through the parable of the tenants in last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus proceeded to tell another parable, again directed at the religious leaders. We hear this parable in today’s Gospel.
In the parable of the wedding feast, Jesus offers an image of the kingdom of heaven using the symbol of a wedding banquet. In today’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah and in today’s psalm, the Lord’s goodness is evident in the symbol of a feast of good food and wine. Jesus’ listeners would have been familiar with the image of a wedding feast as a symbol for God’s salvation. They would consider themselves to be the invited guests. Keeping this in mind helps us to understand the critique Jesus makes with this parable. The context for this parable is the growing tension between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders in Jerusalem. This has been the case for the past two Sundays and will continue to be true for the next several weeks.
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October is Respect Life Month
Events this Week
Clergy Appreciation Day is observed on the second Sunday of October. We thank our pastoral team for their faith, leadership, and stewardship. Please keep them in your prayers.
All Masses this weekend: ACUE Collection
Monday: CCD for students in first through eighth grade begins at 6:45 PM. For registration information, please contact Laura Ryan, 859-727-2035, or email email@example.com.
Tuesday: Respect Life Mass at St. Henry, 7:00 PM
Wednesday: VIRTUAL That Man Is You, 6:30 AM, contact Deacon Mike Lyman for details, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday: Rosary in Church for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff throughout this school year and for an end to the pandemic, 7:30 AM. Live-streamed on our parish Facebook page.
St. Vincent de Paul's 13th Annual Turkeyfoot Trot 5K: Virtual Edition
Run, walk, and participate in the scavenger hunt challenge to benefit our ministry of direct service (emergency financial assistance, food, and basic necessities) to our neighbors in need. This year, you choose where and when to walk or run your 5k. The virtual race and scavenger hunt challenge starts November 12 and ends November 22. Earn entries to win prizes by taking part in the scavenger hunt! Registration is available online only at www.svdpnky.org home page. Cost is $30 for adults and $25 for children 14 years or younger and includes a special edition t-shirt if you register by November 1. Also, the first 100 participants to register will receive a special gift. Please make sure to join the St. Henry SVDP when you register so that your registration will directly benefit our own parish outreach.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the SVDP Turkeyfoot Trot! To sponsor, donate, or for more information, go to www.svdpnky.org or contact Lou Settle at 859-446-7727 or email email@example.com