Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Bolton

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Luke - Cycle C

Luke gives his account of the Gospel from a universal viewpoint. Written about 70AD for an increasingly Greek community, he presents Jesus who has come not only to the Jews, but to all the world. Luke stresses the important place of prayer in Jesus’ life, praying at every great crisis, spending the whole nights in prayer, teaching the apostles to pray. He is greatly concerned with presenting God as a God of mercy and compassion, illustrated by such stories as the prodigal son, the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin, as well as the incidents of the sinful woman and of Zacchaeus, This, in turn calls for humility and compassion in his readers, as told in the parable of the pharisee and the publican who “stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven”; and the parable of the good Samaritan. And Luke depicts Jesus as showing concern for the poor as in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, and for all those who had no status in the eyes of society. Although Luke presents a very human portrait of Jesus he has no doubt in his mind about the fact that he is also a divine person. The gentleness and pity and mercy of this man are not those of a social reformer or philanthropist but the gifts of the Spirit which fills him. Luke has arranged a great part of his account of Jesus’ public life in the form of a journey to Jerusalem: Jesus “resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem” and pressed on with the journey “since it would not be right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem.”  This is. the Saviour of the World whose journey will reach its climax in his death on the cross, his resurrection and ascension

Year 3

  1. Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  2. Sts. Peter and Paul
  3. Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  4. First Sunday of Advent
  5. Second Sunday of Advent
  6. Third Sunday of Advent
  7. Fourth Sunday of Advent
  8. Feast of the Holy Family
  9. Feast of the Epiphany
  10. Second Sunday of Christmas
  11. Baptism of the Lord
  12. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
  13. Feast of the Epiphany
  14. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
  15. Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  16. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  17. Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  18. Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
  19. First Sunday of Lent
  20. Second Sunday of Lent
  21. Third Sunday of Lent
  22. Fourth Sunday of Lent
  23. Fifth Sunday of Lent
  24. Passion Sunday
  25. Easter Sunday
  26. Second Sunday of Easter
  27. Third Sunday of Easter
  28. Fourth Sunday of Easter
  29. Fifth Sunday of Easter
  30. Sixth Sunday of Easter
  31. The Ascension of the Lord
  32. Seventh Sunday of Easter
  33. Pentecost
  34. The Most Holy Trinity
  35. The Body and Blood of Christ
  36. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
  37. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  38. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  39. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  40. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  41. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  42. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  43. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  44. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  45. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  46. Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
  47. Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
  48. Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
  49. Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  50. Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  51. Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  52. Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
  53. The Birth of St. John the Baptist
  54. Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  55. Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  56. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  57. Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
  58. Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
  59. Feast of Christ the King
  60. Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
  61. Triumph of the Holy Cross
  62. Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  63. All Saints