September 15, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 15:1-10
In this Gospel reading, we hear about sin and the importance of repentance and forgiveness. Do you welcome people back in your life when they make bad choices? Was there ever a time when you wanted to run from God? If so, what made you want to return back to Him? 
When do we normally realize we need God most in our lives? How can we ensure that we stay close to Him in joyful times?
What was the main theme of the homily shared at Mass this weekend?
Questions provided by Saint Andrew School Students, Mrs. Roach’s Class 8A
Gospel                                                                  Luke 15:1-10
 Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,

but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So to them he addressed this parable.
“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them
would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert
and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it,
he sets it on his shoulders with great joy
and, upon his arrival home,
he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,
‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you, in just the same way
there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous people
who have no need of repentance.

“Or what woman having ten coins and losing one
would not light a lamp and sweep the house,
searching carefully until she finds it?
And when she does find it,
she calls together her friends and neighbors
and says to them,
‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’
In just the same way, I tell you,
there will be rejoicing among the angels of God
over one sinner who repents.”