"They can no longer die, for they are like angels"

This Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 (32C), Jesus Christ not only reaffirms His teaching on the resurrection of the dead, but He deepens our understanding of the marriage vocation as well.

Sunday Readings' Discussion Questions
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 10, 2013 (32C)
From the Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University

Sunday Mass Readings  
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Lecturas y Comentarios 
Prayer of the Hours
Burning Question: What is "Real Presence of Christ" Catholics talk about?

Questions on Sunday's Readings for use by discussion groups,
prayer groups, or for individual prayer.
-------------------------------------------- First Reading
Second Book of Maccabees, Chapter 7, Verses 1-2, 9-14

1. What are some other burdensome earthly trials besides martyrdom that people might be able to endure because of the hope of the resurrection? What suffering does this hope allow you to endure?

2. Why might you call people like Archbishop Romero and all the martyrs in El Salvador who died to bring social justice to their country, resurrection people?

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15

1. Our psalmist says that his steps have kept to the Lord's paths, his feet have not faltered. Explain how you have 'walked the walk' in the pathways of the Lord.

2. The Psalm speaks of how we shall be content in God's presence. Tell of what it means to you to look forward to the day when you shall behold God's face.

Second Reading
Second Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians,
Chapter 2, Verses 16-17; Chapter 3, Verses 1-5

1. Does Paul pray that his and his friends’ ministry speed forward or that the Word of the Lord speed forward through their efforts? Discuss. What is the difference?

2. Are you and your ministry saving the world or are you part of God’s plan to save the world? How might God be saving the world through your ministry?

According to Luke, Chapter 20, Verses 17-38

1. What means most to you in your life right now? What from this life do you want to take with you to the next?

2. Does this gospel help you when you consider your death and the death of the ones you love? How?

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