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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Sunday October 13, 2024

The readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B challenge us to focus on trusting in God instead of in our material goods. The first reading tells of valuing wisdom over power and riches. The second reading reminds us that we will be held accountable for our decisions. And in the gospel, Jesus encounters a rich man who struggles with giving up his material wealth to be a disciple. Jesus explains that it is hard for the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of God.

This weekend's discussion could focus on not being too attached to things and spending our energy on spiritual riches instead.

Daily Mass Readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

  • First ReadingWisdom 7:7-11: "I preferred her to scepter and throne, and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her, nor did I liken any priceless gem to her; because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand, and before her, silver is to be accounted mire."
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 90: "Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!"
  • Second ReadingHebrews 4:12-13: "No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account."
  • GospelMark 10:17-30 or Mark 10:17-27: "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."


For Love or Money A Lesson Plan on Wealth
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For Love or Money: A Lesson Plan on Wealth

This lesson plan asks youth to consider if money and wealth are a barrier to the path of discipleship.

Suscipe Prayer (Take Lord Receive Prayer)

In this prayer we abandon all we have to God.

Camel through the Eye of a Needle Race
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Camel through the Eye of a Needle Race

How hard is it for a camel to squeeze through a narrow space? Find out with this game.

Eternal God Prayer Based on Psalm 90
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Eternal God Prayer – Based on Psalm 90

This prayer is based on Psalm 90, which is the responsorial Psalm for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B . It praises God who is eternal and asks for the grace that we use our days wisely.

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Who can be saved
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They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God."

Homilies and Background Material

Why Do We Consume But Are Not Satisfied?

This article gives background material on the causes and dangers of being obsessed with things.

Worsening Economic Inequality

This article from USCCB provides a framework for understanding how income inequality can cause serious issues between people and between nations.

Video on Detachment

Having things is not the problem. The issue is when you are too attached to them.

Riches and Wisdom

This podcast from Bishop Robert Barron explains how the first reading and the Gospel work together to explain the spiritual physics of wealth.

The Christian Problem with Wealth

Wealth can become our master. Instead of serving us, we end up serving it.

Jesus listens with his heart and not just with his ears. He does more than simply answer the rich man’s question but lets him tell his story, to speak freely about himself.

Pope Francis

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