18th Sunday After Pentecost 2020
After hearing about the importance of studying the catechism and of praying the Rosary, the Mass for this Sunday was explained. The Introit prayed for peace and the Collect prayed that mercy would guide our hearts. This mercy culminates in the beatitude that praises the merciful who practice the virtue of prudence and are guided by the gift of counsel. Christ demonstrates this in the Gospel account of the cure of the paralytic. The details are moving and show Our Lord being merciful, forgiving sin and proving it by a miracle. We should rush often to the Sacred Heart for forgiveness in the sacrament of penance and receive His peace in Holy Communion.