Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s gospel reading, we hear about the fair and just use of money. Great personal wealth is rarely acquired without some sharp practice, and so Jesus regards money as somehow tainted. The laws and structures of society still seem to cater not so much to the common good but to the benefit of the wealthy and the privileged few. We need to keep in mind the words of Jesus, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are the merciful, blessed are those who strive for justice.” This brings true fulfillment and the greatest reward of all, the friendship of God for all eternity.


Beginning Sunday afternoon through Wednesday, the priests from our Diocese will gather up north with Bishop Gruss for our biannual assembly. Please keep us in prayer. Because of this there will be no Mass on Tuesday evening here at St. John Paul II or on Wednesday morning at Christ the Good Shepherd.


Have a blessed week,

Fr. Matt