About the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Sunday, November 19, 2023
The readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A are a call to do the work of the Kingdom of God with the gifts we have been given.
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
The first reading sings the praises of the worthy wife who uses her talents to labor for good. The psalm tells us that those who follow the Lord are blessed. The second reading reminds us that we are children of light and goodness. And in the gospel Jesus tells the parable of the talents and praises the servants who used their resources wisely.
Daily Mass Readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
- First Reading – Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31: “She reaches out her hands to the poor, and extends her arms to the needy.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 128: “Blessed are those who fear the Lord.”
- Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6: “But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness, for that day to overtake you like a thief. For all of you are children of the light and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness.”
- Gospel – Matthew 25:14-30: “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.”
Themes for the Readings
- Appreciating our gifts
This reflection will help youth consider how they use their gifts and talents to grow the Kingdom of God.
Making friendship bracelets can be both a craft and an affirmation activity. Let youth hear how other people see their many gifts.
How is my worth related to my social connections? Should I count my current possessions in my worth? Does my earnings potential play a part in the calculation? If these are the sort of questions you are asking, you are completely heading in the wrong direction.
This prayer is based on Psalm 128, which is the Responsorial Psalm for this Sunday. It asks for blessings on our home and family as we follow the ways of the Lord.
This is a prayer inspired by Psalm 139. Use it for your youth ministry meeting or youth group activity focused on authenticity and being your true self. This is a good lesson for teens who are feeling overwhelmed by the need to be popular.
This is a small collection of video clips and music about authenticity and being your true self. Use these with your youth ministry or youth group meeting.
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For all of you are children of the light and children of the day. We are not of the night or of darkness.1 Thessalonians 5:5
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