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September 20, 2020. By Deacon Michael Houtchen Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 20:1-16A Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out…

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September 13, 2020. By Deacon Michael Houtchen Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 18:21-35 Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven…

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September 06, 2020. By Deacon Michael Houtchen Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others…

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August 30, 2020. By Deacon Michael Houtchen Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 16:21-27 Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised. Then Peter took Jesus aside and…

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August 23, 2020. By Deacon Michael Houtchen Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi, and he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?“ They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.“ He said to them, “But who…