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Saint Peter The Apostle Catholic Church


Serving Lake Gaston
Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston Church Ministries

Mass Schedule
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM
  • Weekdays:
    • Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 AM
  • Holy Days as announced

 

Confessions
  • Wednesday: After 9:00am Mass
  • Thursday: After 9:00am Mass
  • First Saturday of the Month at 4:30pm
  • By Appointment
Adoration / Benediction / Rosary
  • First Thursday of each month, after 9:00am Mass
Ministry To The Sick
  • Anointing of the sick on request

Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time November 11, 2018

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Focusing the Gospel

Key words and phrases: Beware of the scribes, poor widow, put in more, contributed all she had, her whole livelihood

To the point: What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Jesus tells us when he contrasts the behavior of the self-important scribes and the rich with the action of a poor and seemingly insignificant widow. Without calculating the cost to herself, the widow gave "all she had." Disciples, too, give all they have without counting the cost, calculating self-gain, or seeking attention. The "whole livelihood" disciples give is their very selves.

To the First Reading: The First Reading is really about more than a widow who risks the last bit of her flour and oil to respond to Elijah’s need. The story depicts the hundredfold God returns to those who are so exceptionally generous.

To Experience: The law of survival tells us to watch out for ourselves first. Jesus condemns those who live by this law ("receive a very severe condemnation") and praises those who choose to give even out of their little.