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2011 Homily Aids

Bringing Health Care To Life For The Faithful

Homily ArtHealth care is a vital concern for all Americans and an important ministry of the Catholic Church. Often, health care issues are complex and difficult to understand.

The Catholic Health Association is pleased to offer a collection of homilies for 2011 to help clarify these issues for parishioners and the communities we serve.

While each topic in the four-part series coincides with liturgy for a selected Sunday or feast day through 2011, reflections are appropriate for additional occasions as well. Written by prominent Catholic theologians and bioethicists, the homilies bring important issues about health and healing to life in the context of Gospel and church teachings.

Catholic health care is dedicated to continuing the healing mission of Jesus by improving the health and well being of communities and caring for people of all ages, races, religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds in our hospitals, health facilities and clinics across the U.S. One out of every six patients in America is treated at a Catholic hospital each year.

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 3

  • Zechariah 9:9-10
  • Romans 8:9, 11-13
  • Matthew 11:25-30
Contributor: Ann M. Garrido, D.Min.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 14

  • Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
  • Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
  • Matthew 15:21-28
Contributor: Sr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Th.D.

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 18

  • Isaiah 55:6-9
  • Philippians 1:20-24, 27a
  • Matthew 20:1-16a

Contributor: Rev. Thomas Nairn, OFM, Ph.D.

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 23

  • Exodus 22:20-26
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
  • Matthew 22:34-40

Contributor: Fr. Joseph Driscoll, M.Div.

For more information, contact Brian Smith, senior director, mission integration and leadership formation.