What Did You Hear -- 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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By Rebecca Teti

Something new today: what did you hear? What did your pastor preach about on Sunday?

We'll move the Parenting discussion to Friday this week -- or there's always Open Forum tomorrow.

(Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun: Changing Roles)

Rebecca Teti


  • Good Samaritan without any strings attached went all out to help the needy, this lesson challenges my style of living.

    Posted on Jul 15th, 2013 at 7:27 AM by unknown

  • What struck me this time hearing that Gospel reading was the fact that he didn't just help the man, but left money for continued care, and promised to follow up on his return trip. Then father went and drove the point home in his homily, how we need to "follow through" on our actions. It wasn't enough to just start to take care of the man and take him to shelter, but he promised to see that the man was healed. Father also used several sports analogies on the importance of "following through" (baseball swings, golf swings, etc.) which did stick with several of my children, so that was good.

    Posted on Jul 15th, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Mary Therese

  • Since I'm Catholic and also the organist for a church of a different denomination, I get to go to church twice every Sunday. Both sermons were about Jesus as the Good Samaritan and us as the man who fell in among the robbers. (Both Father and Pastor had clearly read the Church Fathers who saw this parable as an allegory.) Father talked about the oil and wine as the sacraments and Pastor said that he thought that the robbers were the World, the Flesh, and the Devil. I'd read that allegorical interpretation in one of my high school religion texts, but I don't think I'd ever heard a sermon about it and then I heard two. :)

    Posted on Jul 15th, 2013 at 11:55 PM by Alice