The following are homilies, images, clipart, video, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C).
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus dines in a Pharisee’s house. Upon learning that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee, a sinful woman in the city comes to Jesus and weeps at his feet and bathes his feet with her tears. She then wipes her tears with her hair and anoints Jesus with oil. All these the woman did to show her love to Jesus and to express sorrow for her sins.
- Euchalette for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Word and Life Publications)
- 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Claretian Publications)
The video below is about praising God and giving Him thanks for His goodness and for all the great and wonderful things He has done for humanity.
- Which of Them Will Love Him More? [dailyscripture.net]
Why did a woman with a bad reputation approach Jesus and anoint him at the risk of ridicule and abuse by others? The woman’s action was motivated by one thing, and one thing only, namely, her love for Jesus and her gratitude for forgiveness… She took the most precious thing she had and spent it all on Jesus. Her love was not calculated but extravagant. In a spirit of humility and heart-felt repentance, she lavishly served the one who showed her the mercy and kindness of God. Read more…
- Eleventh Sunday: Treasuring Forgiveness [www.st.ignatius.net]
God’s forgiveness is offered not just to us and to those whom we know who have hurt us, but also to those whom we don’t really know but whom we rather avoid. Perhaps they appear to be in the underbelly of polite society. Maybe they are people who have come to the Lord for forgiveness. Maybe they are people who need us to lead them to forgiveness. We are not called to arrogance. We are called to holiness. Read more…
- The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time [onlineministries.creighton.edu]
The Gospel-reading ends quite significantly with the naming of those women who were also close friends and disciples of Jesus. In the culture of the times, women’s power was limited. Jesus invites, welcomes and dignifies them by His open embracing of their presence. They are finding in this holy Man a power that is used – not abused. In the Kingdom which Jesus preaches women are empowered to give Him birth, care, and sent to tell His good news from the touching experiences of their own lives. Read more…
To view and download their full size versions, please click on the images or the names of the artists/sources.
Forgiven by Fr. Stephen, MSC
The Word of God by sylkky2
Mary Magdalene at the Feet of Jesus by CAMERA MAD DOM
Saint Mary Magdalene Wipes the Feet of Jesus by CAMERA MAD DOM
by Misioneros Del Sagrado Corazón (Perú)