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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, 25 October 2020

Note: Homilies & Angelus / Regina Caeli of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis I had been compiled for you after the Mass Readings below. Happy Reading!

Liturgical Colour: Green. 

 

Mass Readings from USCCB, ETWN.

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-514. 8-)

1st Reading: Exodus 22: 20-26;

Responsorial: Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51;

2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1: 5c-10;

Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:34-40, CCTNtv, Gospel Video.

 

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Others:

Matthew Chapter 22 (video)

Our Lady of Fatima – Venerable  Fulton J. Sheen

The Three Secrets of Fatima - EWTN Vaticano

The Secret of Fatima explained (Pt. 1) | EWTN Vaticano

The Secret of Fatima explained (Pt. 2) | EWTN Vaticano

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Homilies, Angelus / Regina Caeli of

 

A. Pope Saint John Paul II    

 

Angelus, 24 October 1999

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-514. 8-)

 

Angelus, 27 October 2002

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-514. 8-)

 

B. Pope Benedict XVI 

 

Homily, 23 October 2005

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-515. 8-)

 

Angelus, 23 October 2005

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-515. 8-)

 

Homily, 26 October 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-516. 8-)

 

Angelus, 26 October 2008

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-516. 8-)

 

Homily, 23 October 2011

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-517. 8-)

 

Angelus, 23 October 2011

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-517. 8-)

 

C. Pope Francis I 

 

Angelus, 26 October 2014

See our compilation with Pictures in Encouragements-517. 8-)

 

Angelus 29 October 2017

This Sunday, the Liturgy presents us with a brief, but very important Gospel passage (Matthew 22:34-40). Matthew the Evangelist recounts that the Pharisees assemble in order to put Jesus to the test. One of them, a doctor of the Law, asks him this question: “Teacher, which one is the great commandment in the law?” (v. 36). It is an insidious question, because more than 600 precepts are mentioned in the Law of Moses. How should the great commandment be distinguished among these? But Jesus responds without hesitation: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”. And he adds: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (vv. 37, 39).

 

This response of Jesus is not to be taken for granted, because, among the numerous precepts of the Hebrew Law, the most important were the 10 Commandments, communicated directly by God to Moses, as the conditions of the Covenant with the people. But Jesus wants to make it understood that without love for God and for our neighbour there is no true fidelity to this Covenant with the Lord. You may do many good things, fulfil many precepts, many good things, but if you do not have love, this serves no purpose.

 

It is confirmed by another text in the Book of Exodus, the so-called “Covenant Code”, where it is said that one cannot adhere to the Covenant with the Lord and mistreat those who enjoy his protection. And who are those who enjoy his protection? The Bible says: the widow, the orphan and the stranger, the migrant, that is, the most lonely and defenceless people (cf. Exodus 22:20-21). In responding to those Pharisees who question him, Jesus also tries to help them put their religiosity in order, to distinguish what truly matters from what is less important. Jesus says: “On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets” (Matthew. 22:40). They are the most important, and the others depend on these two. And Jesus lived his life precisely in this way: preaching and practising what truly matters and is essential, namely, love. Love gives impulse and fruitfulness to life and to the journey of life: without love, both life and faith remain sterile.

 

What Jesus proposes in this Gospel passage is a wonderful ideal, which corresponds to our heart’s most authentic desire. Indeed, we were created to love and to be loved. God, who is Love, created us to make us participants in his life, to be loved by him and to love him, and with him, to love all other people. This is God’s “dream” for mankind. And to accomplish it we need his grace; we need to receive within us the capacity to love which comes from God himself. Jesus offers himself to us in the Eucharist for this very reason. In it we receive Jesus in the utmost expression of his love, when he offered himself to the Father for our salvation.

 

May the Blessed Virgin help us to welcome into our life the “great commandment” of love of God and neighbour. Indeed, if we have experienced it ever since we were children, we will never cease converting ourselves to it and putting it into practice in the various situations in which we find ourselves.

Pope Francis I (Angelus, 29 October 2017)

 

 

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Angelus / Regina Caeli 2020

 

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Compiled on 20 October 2020, 5:00 SGT

 

 

 

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