Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year – The Parable of the Talents

Today’s Gospel tells how the followers of Jesus are to act as we await the coming of God’s Kingdom.

 

This familiar parable talks about the talents each of us receive, each different, but all building up the family of God, the faithful followers of Jesus.

 

The parable teaches that God’s judgment will be based on the way we use the gifts we have been given. Our gifts, or talents, are given to us for the service of God and of others. If we fail to use these gifts, God’s judgment on us will be severe. On the other hand, if we make use of these gifts in service to the Kingdom of Heaven, we will be rewarded and entrusted with even more gifts.

 

We are reminded today that our life of prayer helps us to discern the gifts that have been given to us by God. This prayer and discernment can lead us to use our gifts to the greater glory of God and to support our neighbours.

 

As we hear the gospel may we be fruitful in using the gifts God has given to us to his greater glory.

 

Mass today will be at 10.00am and you are welcome to join us online.

 

This week’s newsletter can be found here.

 

During this month of November, we will pray for the Faithful Departed at Mass every day. We will remember especially those included on the November List of the Dead. In this time of restricted Masses, we have set up a ‘virtual’ November List of the Dead to remember those of our departed friends and loved ones who are on their last great journey towards the eternal light of God. It can be viewed on the Parish Website.

 

If you haven’t yet had chance to add your family or loved ones to the list please email the names to whitchurch@rcadc.org

 

Please note that St. Teilo’s will be open for Mass at 10.00am Tuesday, Thursday and next Sunday.  If you would like to book for Tuesday, Thursday or next Sunday please telephone Carole on 07747 562847 between 11am and 1pm, tomorrow, Monday, November 16th.

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