Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

  Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?"  

 

   He said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.  When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us,' then in reply he will say to you, 'I do not know where you come from.'

  

  "Then people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the Kingdom of God.  Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."

 

Luke 13:22-30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



In the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed that from that year forward the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. This was proclaimed at the Canonization Mass of St. Faustina Kawalska, who worked throughout her life to make all aware of the merciful love of God. St. Faustina (1905–1938) was born and raised in Poland. Following a vocation to religious life, she was accepted by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. As a member of the Congregation, she worked as a cook, gardener, and porter. In her spiritual life, her contemplation on the Mercy of God led her to develop a childlike trust in God and deep love for her neighbor.

 

The Five Loaves 2021 - West Linn, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

The Five Loaves 

Miracles happen when we share with others the gifts we have in abundance.