25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life

25th Sunday Bulletin Insert for September 18, 2022.

Description: Reflection on Luke 16:1-13 for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time explains that if we recognize that our possessions are gifts from God that are meant to enhance his kingdom, we are holy. But if we cling to money and material wealth as if they are meant only for our own benefit, we’ve divided ourselves from God, because God’s Word emphasizes the importance of distributing to others a generous portion of everything we receive.

When acquiring wealth is a higher priority than distributing what we already have, God is not our master. This is true not only with material goods, but with everything else that is good, too. We are all richly blessed one way or another: How readily to do use your riches for the benefit of others?

The “dishonest wealth” of which Jesus speaks is anything that “belongs to another”. When we use other people’s money (for example, taking out a loan from the bank) to our own advantage, we are not being trustworthy stewards unless it also glorifies the kingdom of God. To be holy with affluence, we have to first be trustworthy with the love that belongs to others – the love that God feels for them. 

previewdownload printable preview

Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, men’s group, parish pastoral council meeting, staff meeting, stewardship program, faith sharing communities, leadership training, RCIA, etc.

Prices are in US dollars
Most countries convert automatically in PayPal
Parish Bulletin Insert or Text Article:
Bulletin Inserts – Whole Parish License (unlimited printing, PDF) $20
Bulletin Article (copy & paste text into bulletin only) $10
Spanish Bulletin Article (copy/paste text into bulletin only) $10
Save $$ – Annual Parish Bulletin Subscriptions – 52 Sundays
Bulletin Inserts emailed monthly (Whole Parish License) $150
Bulletin Articles emailed monthly (copy/paste into bulletin) $75
LICENSE & COPYRIGHT:  
You may not post anything on the internet in any form except when it is embedded in a parish PDF bulletin.  
The copyright footer of documents must be included on all copies.  
You may not add to or alter content without requesting and receiving special permission.  

Beth Solis, a group facilitator in Oklahoma, says, "Our members asked us in the beginning if we minded taking things slowly so we could have time to really discuss each paragraph. We always have such great discussion! The PPT has been very helpful and is a nice addition."

study group

Feedback from a study group in Florida

Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

Karen says, "I never thought that I would read an encyclical. However, using the study guide made this experience so rewarding. It broadened my view about the Eucharist and my Catholic faith that makes me love and appreciate what Jesus did for us ever more deeply."

Tim says, "Being the only convert in the group, I ascertained a better and stronger understanding of the importance of the Eucharist, not only in the Mass but also in my daily life."

Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

Shirley says, "This course was so enlightening. It was a gift that helped me grow in my faith."

Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship