Sept. 23: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Gustave Doré, Amos from The Doré Bible Gallery, 1891

Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, . . . The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds (NRSV, Amos 8:4,7).

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Amos 8:4-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8
Second Reading: First Timothy 2:1-8
Gospel: Luke 16:1-13 or 16:10-13

Let us pray.

Father, you call all of us through your Word to empty ourselves completely, even of all just claim on reality, that we may become truly poor, poor in spirit. It is then that we allow ourselves to accept your divine life in the Holy Spirit that is always offered. If we are true to this great gift, in which we are called constantly to grow, we will go out of ourselves, especially to those who are economically poor, to enable all of our sisters and brothers to share ever more fully in the goods of this world.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen

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