OCTOBER 17 Mon St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
Memorial Eph 2:1-10/Lk 12:13-21
18 Tue Saint Luke, Evangelist Feast 2 Tm 4:10-17b/Lk 10:1-9 (661)
19 Wed USA: Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests,
and Companions, Martyrs Memorial Eph 3:2-12/Lk 12:39-48
20 Thu Weekday USA: Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest
Is 61:1-3/1 Cor 1:17-25/Mk 6: 7-13
21 Fri Weekday Eph 4:1-6/Lk 12:54-59
22 Sat Weekday [Saint John Paul II, Pope; BVM] Eph 4:7-16/Lk 13:1-9
23 SUN THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sir 35:12-14, 16-18/2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18/Lk 18:9-14
October 20 the Passionists in the USA celebrate the Feast of their Founder, St. Paul of the Cross. The readings for his feast describe him as one who, was sent to “bring glad tidings to the lowly” and like Paul the Apostle, preached “the message of the cross”. Paul was a disciple of Jesus who went out taking “nothing for the journey.” He is one of the great missionaries of the 18th century.
This week we also celebrate the Feast of St. Luke, author of the gospel readings we are currently reading and also the Acts of the Apostles.
The martyr,St. Ignatius of Antioch, whose letters inspired so many early Christians, and the North American martyrs, who inspired faith in the new world, are also remembered this week.
Pope St. John Paul II is remembered October 22nd.