The following are homilies, images, clipart, videos, and multimedia slides you might find useful for your celebration of the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C).
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus visits Martha and her sister Mary. Mary sits beside the Lord and listens to him speak while Martha, burdened with much serving, comes to Jesus and says, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?” Jesus tells Martha that Mary has chosen the better part and that it will not be taken from her.
- Euchalette for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [Word and Life Publications]
- 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [Claretian Publications]
Martha & Mary
Free Responsorial Psalm • 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
- One Thing is Needful [Daily Scripture Readings & Meditations]
The Lord Jesus desires that we make a place for him, not only in our hearts, but in our homes and in the daily circumstances of our lives as well. We honor the Lord when we offer to him everything we have and everything we do. Afterall, everything we have is an outright gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:14). Read more…
- 16th Sunday – Year C (July 18th) [Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy]
And so to the gospel for next Sunday, which is clearly about hospitality – but whose? At one level, it is true, the hospitality is clearly that of Martha, who accepts Jesus into her home. But it is also the hospitality of Jesus, who thinks that it is permissible and proper to be with women and to talk to them about the things of God; like the three men in our first reading, Jesus actually honours the house of the two sisters simply by being there and not worrying about ritual impurity. Read more…
- 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time [Catholic Doors]
Were others hurt by the actions of Mary? Was Martha hurt? It sure appears as if Martha was hurt because she was left to do all the work by herself. But, according to the Words of Jesus, Martha was being distracted by many things. The work that Martha was doing was not necessary. Martha created her own work. It was not demanded of her. She could have sat alongside Mary in order to be enriched by the spiritual foods that Jesus was feeding to Mary. But no, Martha chose to be a people pleaser. She was probably running right and left to prepare worldly food for Jesus as the Guest in the house. But Jesus was telling Martha that the Heavenly food is greater than the worldly food. Read more…
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Mary’s Choice by Fr. Stephen, MSC
One Thing is Needful jjjaspersen
Jan Vermeer Christ in the House of Martha and Mary jimmiehomeschoolmom
by Misioneros Del Sagrado Corazón (Perú)
by Maximino Cerezo