Eleventh Sunday Year A

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  • This man is counting out his sheep. Notice that some of them notice his care for them.
  • We are much more than sheep. We do have a great Shepherd but we are called out of the fold to be labourers in the great harvest of life. The Good Shepherd sends us to the lost sheep of the House of Israel.
  • Who in our Community is doing these things?
  • Eleventh Sunday Year A

    1. 1. Readings Exodus 19:2-6 Psalm 99 Romans 5:6-11 Matthew 9:36-10:8 11/29/2010 Fr.Tom Grufferty
    2. 2. <ul><li>In the wilderness they pitched their camp. </li></ul><ul><li>Moses went up to God, & the Lord called to him from </li></ul><ul><li>the mountain. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Declare this to the sons of Israel, “if you obey my voice & </li></ul><ul><li>hold fast to my covenant, you of all the nations shall be </li></ul><ul><li>my very own. I will count you a kingdom of priests, a consecrated nation”’. </li></ul><ul><li>We are his people the sheep of his flock. </li></ul><ul><li>He made us, we belong to Him. </li></ul>11/29/2010 Fr.Tom Grufferty
    3. 3. <ul><li>We were still helpless when at the appointed moment </li></ul><ul><li>Christ died for sinful people. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not easy to die even for a good man. </li></ul><ul><li>What proves that God loves us is that Christ died while </li></ul><ul><li>we were still sinners. </li></ul><ul><li>Having died to make us righteous, is it likely that he </li></ul><ul><li>would now fail save us from God’s anger? </li></ul><ul><li>When we were reconciled to God by the death of his </li></ul><ul><li>Son. </li></ul><ul><li>Through whom we have already gained our reconciliation. </li></ul>11/29/2010 Fr.Tom Grufferty
    4. 4. <ul><li>When Jesus saw the crowds he felt sorry for them...like </li></ul><ul><li>sheep without a shepherd. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The Harvest is rich but the labourers are few...’ </li></ul><ul><li>He summoned the twelve & gave them authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Simon, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddaeus, Simon, Judas. </li></ul><ul><li>He sent out, ‘go to the lost sheep’ </li></ul><ul><li>Proclaim the Kingdom, cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils. </li></ul><ul><li>You received without charge, give without charge. </li></ul>11/29/2010 Fr.Tom Grufferty
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    9. 9. <ul><li>Cure the sick </li></ul><ul><li>Raise the dead </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanse lepers </li></ul><ul><li>Drive out demons. </li></ul>11/29/2010 Fr.Tom Grufferty

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