Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


For the Son of Man did not come to be served
but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.

In this homily for the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Stephen Hamilton reflects on the audacious request made of Jesus by James and John, the Sons of Zebedee, to help us see our own audacious requests for God’s blessings while keeping penance and suffering at arm’s length.

Reading 1 IS 53:10-11
Responsorial Psalm PS 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22
Reading 2 HEB 4:14-16
Alleluia MK 10:45
Gospel MK 10:35-45