26th Week of the Year: Readings and Feasts

SEPTEMBER 26 Mon Weekday[StsCosmas and Damian, Martyrs] Jb 1:6-22/Lk9:46-50 

27 Tue Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest Memorial Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23/Lk 9:51-56 

28 Wed Weekday [Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr; Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs] Jb 9:1-12, 14-16/Lk 9:57-62 

29 Thu Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels Feast

Dan 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a/Jn 1:47-51

30 Fri Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor Memorial Jb 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5/Lk 10:13-16 (4

OCTOBER 1 Sat Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Memorial Jb 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17/Lk 10:17-24 


Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4/2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14/Lk 17:5-10 

The first readings for most of this week are taken from the Book of Job, the dramatic story of a just man facing the problem of evil. Job is not an historical figure, but he represents all humanity in his questions. Why does God permit evil?

Luke’s gospel this week prepares for Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem which is described in Luke 9:51-18:14. The journey ends in his Resurrection.

A number of important saints are remembered this week in our church calendar. The memorial of St. Therese, the Little Flower, follows that of St.Jerome, the great scripture scholar. Both are doctors of the church, but so unlike as persons. One approached the scriptures mainly as a scholar,  through the mind. Therese approached them through the heart. 

The Vincent de Paul, the founder of the Vincentian tradition, is remembered on Monday.

The Philippines celebrates St. Lawrence Ruiz and his companions on Wednesday. In our neigborhood, they will be celebrating on Sunday.

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