Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Michelangelo’s “Moses”(detail)
  • God wants us to become the sort of persons who are ready for eternal life and happiness with Him, and the angels, and all the saved in heaven. 
  • Human freedom is essential for us to become that sort of person—how we respond to everything and what we do. 
  • We become this sort of person by love of God and neighbor.

For a quick link to Lectionary 105, click here.

The Homiletic Directory offers the following Catechism points and themes for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

  • CCC 299, 381: man created in the image of God; the first-born
  • CCC 1931-1933: viewing neighbor as another self
  • CCC 2447: corporal works of mercy
  • CCC 1465: the priest as Good Samaritan in the sacrament of Penance
  • CCC 203, 291, 331, 703: the Word and creation, visible and invisible

For a revised and updated outline with the following foci, click here:

  • Central Idea: Love God and neighbor according to rightful law.
  • Doctrine: The Precepts of the Church.
  • Practical Application: Living the precepts better.
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