October 25, 2022 | Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C

Opening Prayer

Praised be you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
There is no power for good,
Which does not come from your covenant,
And no promise to hope in,
that your love has not offered.
Strengthen our faith to accept your covenant,
And give us the love to carry out your command.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Catechism Quote for the Week:
To Adore God and to Ask God for Forgiveness

CCC 2096: “Adoration is the first act of the virtue of religion. To adore God is to acknowledge him as God, as the Creator and Savior, the Lord and Master of everything that exists, as infinite and merciful Love. “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve,” says Jesus, citing Deuteronomy.”

CCC 2097: “To adore God is to acknowledge, in respect and absolute submission, the “nothingness of the creature” who would not exist but for God. To adore God is to praise and exalt him and to humble oneself, as Mary did in the Magnificat, confessing with gratitude that he has done great things and holy is his name. The worship of the one God sets man free from turning in on himself, from the slavery of sin and the idolatry of the world.”

CCC 2628: “Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,” respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.”

CCC 2631: “The first movement of the prayer of petition is asking forgiveness, like the tax collector in the parable: “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” It is a prerequisite for righteous and pure prayer. A trusting humility brings us back into the light of communion between the Father and his Son Jesus Christ and with one another, so that “we receive from him whatever we ask.” Asking forgiveness is the prerequisite for both the Eucharistic liturgy and personal prayer.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Numbers 2096-2097; 2628; 2631.