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Pastor: Father Stanley K. Ihuoma, SSJ

  • Bulletin: September 19, 2021

    Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Readings: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b, Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32, Jn 6:60-69

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus again predict his passion,
death, and Resurrection to his disciples. The setting
here is important. Jesus and his disciples are preparing
to journey through Galilee, a Jewish territory in
which Jesus has already encountered problems with
the Pharisees. Perhaps this is why Mark indicates that
Jesus was trying to journey in secret. In predicting his
passion, Jesus is acknowledging the danger they will
face and is trying to preparing his disciples for it. Yet
Mark tells us that the disciples did not understand what
Jesus was saying and were afraid to ask what he
meant. Such hesitation on the part of the disciples is
not characteristic behavior. Peter had no fear about
rebuking Jesus in last week’s Gospel. Perhaps this is
an indication that the disciples were aware that a new
situation was emerging.