Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost - Oct. 17, 2021
God’s constant help is necessary if we are to lead our lives aright. (Collect)
We must find all our strength in the Lord, and draw all our power from His sovereign strength. “Put you on the armor of God…” God Himself arms the Christian for the spiritual combat against Satan, his real enemy. (Epistle – Ephesians 6, 10-17)
Peter has just asked this question: “Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?” Jesus answered him, “Not till seven times, but till seventy times seven times.” The following parable is a commentary on this short dialogue. (Gospel – Matthew 18, 23-35) St. Andrew Missal
This month dedicated to the Holy Rosary is quickly approaching its conclusion. To further encourage the daily recitation of this devotion as requested by Our Lady we give the 15 Promises she made and the rich number of indulgences that the Church provides for using this powerful sacramental.
Today is also the feast of Saint Margaret Mary, Apostle of the Sacred Heart.