Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13 November 2022
and World Day of the Poor
Malachi 3:19-20a. Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9. 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12. Luke 21:5-19.
Why Should We Care for the Poor? The first and gospel readings are responses to the long and tedious waiting for the Lord to come again. It might not be pretty while we wait for this unknown time. What shall we think? How shall we behave, then? Pope Francis, among a long list of popes, tells us to care for the poor. Read again the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, Chapter III, nos. 63-72.
- Why are there still poor among us?
- Who are the poor among us – in my town, in my neighborhood?
- What will I do to help?
Use this prayer card to be ever mindful of the Works of Mercy.