About the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
October 3, 2021
The readings for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B focus on marriage and relationships. The first reading tells of how God created woman as a partner for man. The psalm sings of the blessings of children and family. The second reading tells us that Jesus brought all humans to glory by becoming one of us. And in the gospel, Jesus speaks against divorce and blesses children.
The sacrament of marriage and theology of the body are obvious choices for discussion this weekend. The need for friendship is also touched on in these readings.
Daily Mass Readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
- First Reading – Genesis 2:18-24: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 128: “May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.”
- Second Reading – Hebrews 2:9-11: “He is not ashamed to call them brothers.”
- Gospel – Mark 10:2-16: “What God has joined together, no human being must separate.”
Little Children – A Lesson Plan on Childlike Faith
This lesson plan asks youth to consider the second part of the gospel, where Jesus praises the nature of little children.
This prayer is based on Psalm 128, which is the responsorial psalm for this Sunday. It asks God to bless our homes and families.
This is a fun game to go with the concept of being childlike.
Quotes and Social Media Graphics
Catechesis is not an abstract communication, the memorization of theoretical knowledge. We must insist on pointing to the heart of catechesis: Jesus Christ, the Risen One, loves you and will never abandon you!Pope Francis
Homilies and Background Material
In this homily, Bishop Robert Barron explains that marriage is more than a legal contract or social arrangement. And it is not a fallback vocation for those who aren’t up to the priesthood or the religious life. God is a community of love through the mystery of the Trinity. Marriage reflects the intimate love of God.
This page has a number of resources for teaching about the sacrament of Matrimony. Some are for those teaching students. Others are more appropriate for couples preparing for marriage.
Video on Relationships
Fr. Mike Schmitz discusses how to have conversations that help strengthen your relationships. Trust is important.