Summer/Monthly Program Homework

Gospel Message of the Week

  • Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Please read the upcoming Sunday Gospel Reading and review the questions before attending Mass on the weekend. After attending Mass, please engage your family in a discussion and answer the following questions: What was the message of this Gospel Reading? What was the message of the homily regarding this Gospel? How does this pertain to my life and how can I live this message? Gospel Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said to the Pharisees:”There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linenand dined sumptuously each day.And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scrapsthat fell from the rich man’s table.Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.When the poor man died,he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham.The rich man also died and was buried,and from the netherworld, where he was in torment,he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far offand Lazarus at his side.And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me.Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue,for I am suffering torment in these flames.’Abraham replied,’My child, remember that you receivedwhat was good during your lifetimewhile Lazarus likewise received what was bad;but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is establishedto prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to gofrom our side to yours or from your side to ours.’He said, ‘Then I beg you, father,send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers,so that he may warn them,lest they too come to this place of torment.’But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets.Let them listen to them.’He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham,but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets,neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.'”