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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 OCT 2018
Chasing greatness

Ruins of ancient empires can be found around the globe. We’re awed by these traces of grandeur even as we’re summoned to awareness of the passing of worldly power. Every nation in history that once sought to be great has the antiquities to testify to their achievement—and the ashes to witness to its elusiveness. The only greatness that matters is the kind that lays its privilege down for the sake of the lowly. Dare to be great in the way of the Kingdom. Use your personal authority to lift others up, not to promote your own gain.

Today’s readings:Isaiah 53:10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45 (146).

“Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.”

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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