27th Week of the Year: Feasts and Readings

October 3 Mon Weekday Gal 1:6-12/Lk 10:25-37 

4 Tue Saint Francis of Assisi Memorial Gal 1:13-24/Lk 10:38-42 

5 Wed [Saint Faustina Kowalska, Virgin; USA: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest]

Gal 2:1-2, 7-14/Lk 11:1-4 

6 Thu Weekday [Blessed Isidore de Loor, Passionist, Saint Bruno, Priest; USA: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin] Gal 3:1-5/Lk 11:5-13 

7 Fri Our Lady of the Rosary Memorial Gal 3:7-14/Lk 11:15-26 

8 Sat Weekday [BVM] Gal 3:22-29/Lk 11:27-28 

9 SUN TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

2 Kgs 5:14-17/2 Tm 2:8-13/Lk 17:11-19 

Luke’s Gospel, read this week, counts the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem not in miles, but in people. The earnest scribe on Monday, Martha and Mary, two women, on Tuesday, Mary his mother on Saturday. 

On Friday Jesus faces the charge of blasphemy on his journey to Jerusalem. The mystery of his Passion takes place too on the journey to Jerusalem.

Prayer is necessary on the journey to Jerusalem. Jesus teaches the Our Father and patient prayer on Wednesday and Thursday.

St. Francis of Assisi (Tuesday) and St. Faustina (Wednesday) are popular saints celebrated this week. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, (Friday) is time to renew devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who teaches us the promises of Christ. Weather permitting, we will have a procession to our Mary Garden in Jamaica, New York, after the 11 AM Mass. 

On Thursday, the Passionists celebrate Blessed Brother Isidore de Loor  who died during the Nazi occupation of Belgium. 

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