On the weekend of September 28-29, 2019, the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we heard our Lord tell the story of the rich man and Lazarus. Fr. Rick's homily focused our attention on how wealth and comfort is not evil in itself, but it leads to temptation to keep our prosperity to ourselves, instead of sharing it with others as Christ or St. Wenceslaus (whose feast was Saturday) did. Fr. Mark recalled the old "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" television show, and warned that the gospel is not just about the wealthiest 1%, but about us too -- we must discern when, where and how to give of the gifts that have been poured out upon us. We also had hometown priest Fr. Matthew Crane at one Mass last weekend: He focused his thoughts on the second reading, the virtue of gentleness, and God's ability to give us the pastors we need.
Check out the readings and homilies in English and Spanish at the links below: