Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this week’s Encountering the Word video, Jeff Cavins discusses the significance of the parables in the Gospel reading for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27
Alleluia: cf. Matthew 11:25
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43

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Jeff Cavins

For thirty years, Jeff has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure, the visually engaging and interactive Bible study system that enables students to understand the chronological flow of Scripture. As the founding host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock, he has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an exciting public speaker who has a deep love for Jesus Christ and who communicates his zeal with clarity and enthusiasm. Jeff, his wife Emily, and their daughters live in Minnesota.

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  • Kathie Kulikowski

    Jeff, thank you for giving me a deeper, personal view of these two parables. I have heard them many times, but today, I heard them speak to me. I am a 10th grade catechist and I have this amazing picture of the mustard seeds God has given me to nurture and I will keep in mind that I cannot tell if there is a weed among them. God bless you for your insight and ministry.