Bulletin Shorts for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Prayer Card - The Works of Mercy

This post was first published on the worship pages of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois website.
Sunday Prayer Shaping Life and Belief
Written by Eliot Kapitan.
Permission is given to use, reprint, and distribute these bulletin shorts in any way you find helpful for your community.
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