Introduction to this weekend's Liturgy of the Word
October 18 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Two famous rulers dominate the readings today: Cyrus the Great and Tiberius Caesar.
In the first reading we hear Isaiah extol Cyrus as God’s anointed. Cyrus was not even Jewish, but he liberated the Jewish people when he conquered Babylon so Isaiah considered him sent by God.
In the Gospel, Jesus distinguishes God’s role from Caesar’s when asked by the Pharisees about paying taxes.
As we listen to the word of God, let us think of what belongs to God in our lives.
Gail Maloof, Parish Secretary
St. William/Immaculate Heart of Mary
“Jesus paid a debt He did not owe,
because we owed a debt that we could not pay
Secretary St. William
on Thursday, October 15 at 2:00PM