Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint of the day
Saint Albert the Great (1206-1280)
Saint Albert the Great was born in 1206 to a wealthy and powerful German family. He was well educated, and despite disapproval from his family he joined the Dominicans. He was an educator at Paris and at Cologne, and had Thomas Aquinas as one of his pupils. Albert was extremely intelligent, had a wide array of interests, and wrote on a number of topics, including logic, natural science, mathematics, rhetoric, ethics, astronomy, politics, economics, and metaphysics. Saint Albert the Great is a Doctor of the Church, and is the patron saint of scientists and philosophers.
Education is hard work; it is hard to be an educator, and it is hard to be a student. Ask God to remind you that, even though education comes with many pressures, it also comes with numerous rewards. Thank God for those who have educated you, for the chance to educate others, and for the opportunity to become a more intelligent, well rounded person.
Living God, I do not always enjoy the pressures of my education, but I am sometimes surprised at how much I have learned. Thank you for the gift of my intelligence and for the patience of my parents, friends, and teachers. (Taken from “Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.”)
Liturgical season information
Place in Year: Ordinary Time
Color of decorations and priest's vestments: Green
Reading 1: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Responsorial Psalm Ps: 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Reading 2: 1 Thes 5:1-6
Alleluia: Jn 15:4A, 5B
Gospel: Mt 25:14-30View complete readings on USCCB.org