Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint of the day
Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg (924-994)
Saint Wolfgang was born in Swabia, Germany, and attended school near the Abbey of Reichenau. While at school, Wolfgang met Henry, a young man of noble birth who would become the archbishop of Trier. Wolfgang remained in contact with Henry, teaching at his cathedral school and backing him in his efforts to reform the clergy. When the archbishop passed away, Wolfgang felt called to become a Benedictine monk at the abbey in Einsiedeln. He was ordained a priest and selected as director of the monastery school. After some time, he was sent as a missionary to Hungary, where he converted many to Christianity with his passion and kindness. Wolfgang was appointed bishop of Regensburg by Emperor Otto II. He instigated clergy reform, showed special care for the poor, preached with passion and zeal, and wore the habit of a monk as part of living a somber life. Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg was canonized in 1052. He is the patron saint of paralyzed people, stroke victims, and carpenters.
Saint Wolfgang used his entire life to spread the Good News and joy of Jesus. Remember that each day is a precious gift from God, and we should show our love and praise for him in every action that we do.
Lead me, holy Counselor, to know what to do with my life, how to make good decisions, and how to live life fully. (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 I: Dt 6:2-6
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51
Reading II: Heb 7:23-28
Alleluia: Jn 14:23
Gospel: Mk 12:28B-34View complete readings on USCCB.org