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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 27, 2019 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 27, 2019 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Luke 18:9–14

Pharisees were the religion teachers of Jesus’ time. They taught the Jewish people their religious traditions and challenged them to apply the Law to their lives. Jesus had more in common with the Pharisees than with any other religious group of his day. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus is not criticizing the values and beliefs of a whole religious group. He is criticizing an individual Pharisee’s self-righteousness. In Jesus’ time, few people liked tax collectors because they collaborated with the Roman government. Jesus’ story challenges us to examine how we view others and how God views us. In God’s eyes, everybody is somebody.

See The Gospel at Home (English and Spanish) for suggested family activities and discussion starters related to this Sunday’s Gospel.

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3 Responses to “SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—October 27, 2019 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time”

  • Diane Sullivan / Reply

    I am a Third Grade Catechist at St. Vincent Martyr Parish in
    Madison, N.J.

  • Sister Ann Boland / Reply

    I cannot access the dvds at the parish..only at home

    • David Dziena / Reply

      Sister Ann, Are you referring to the video links? If so, your parish may have restrictions for accessing videos or certain websites. You should check with the person in charge of internet access to see if they can grant you permission. If this is not what you are referring to, please let us know. Thank you.

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