22C – 28 Aug 2022

All are welcome

Message by: Fr Richard M Healey

MP3 media (Vigil)

Sunday 22 in Year C

  • First Reading ‡ Sirach 3:17-20.27-28
    Humble yourself and you will find favour with the Lord.
  • Responsorial ‡ Psalm 67:4-7.10-11
    God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.

  • Second Reading ‡ Hebrews 12:18-19.22-24
    You have to come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God.
  • Gospel ‡ Luke 14:1.7-14
    All who exalt themselves shall be humbled and all who humble themselves shall be exalted.

Are we being a people and community that radically include and welcome those that society has outcast and excluded. Jesus turns all social expectations on their head. Things that seemed normal and expected were all questioned and reviewed under the gaze of His love.

This weekend we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the first Mass in the Diocese of Wollongong, when Fr John Joseph Therry celebrated Mass outdoors with about 30 people on Sunday 1 September 2022. A special concelebrated Mass under the school COLA with Bishop Brian will replace all Sunday Masses on 28 August 2022. It will be followed by a multicultural fiesta.

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