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All Saints – Questions

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Word-Sunday

by Larry Broding

All Saints Day

Despite the experiences of life, God does treat us the same. Unfortunately, we will not completely realize this equality until we celebrate eternal life in the Kingdom.

FIRST READING

The saints gather

We’ve all sensed a place or time was holy. Have you ever sensed a group of people were holy? Who were they? Reflect on the saints in your life. How can you emulate these saints? How can you join with the saints in worship and in commitment?

PSALM

Following the King of Glory

Who has influenced you, your thoughts, and your philosophy? How can you follow Jesus this day? How can you show others the King of Glory?

SECOND READING

Saints among us

Whom do you consider to be a “saint?” Why would you call this person a saint? What aspirations do you have to become a saint? How has God helped you on your road to sainthood?

GOSPEL

Job description for a saint

What qualities make a person a “saint?” Do you know a Christian that is truly happy? Why are he or she happy? What can you do today to live out the Beatitudes this day?

Living the Word

by Fr. Frank Bird, sm

Reflection questions

Los Angeles Bishop David O'Connel provides PDFs of the Sunday Gospel Reading and also instructions on how to use this Gospel Reflection Process. PDF’s are available in both English and Spanish.

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CLICK ON IMAGE TO WATCH VIDEO by Larry Broding at Word-Sunday.com. Larry Broding’s Commentary and discussion pages are listed in the left column.

All Saints – Questions

All Saints – Questions

November 1, 2020

Three sets of questions suitable for individual or group use are provided. Choose one to best fit your purpose and time restraints. Click on download images for PDF handout.

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Faith Sharing Questions

by Fr. Eamon Tobin

1. Turn to the person next to you and share what word/s or image/s in the readings caught your attention. Did they comfort or challenge you or touch you in some way?

2. How would you describe a holy person?

3. Holy people live the Beatitudes. Yet when we are asked to describe holiness, few of us would say that it involves living the Beatitudes. Why is this?

4. Which of the Beatitudes do you feel most drawn to? Which Beatitude is for you the most difficult?

5. Who is your favorite saint? Why?

6. Name one thing today’s Gospel says to us that we disciples of Jesus need to heed and act on.

©2020 Fr. Eamon Tobin. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

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Discussion Questions

by Fr. Clement Thibodeau

Fr. Clemen’s discussion questions will return next week.

© 2017 Portland Diocese / Father Clement D. Thibodeau. Used with permission.

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Scripture Study Questions

by Vince Contreras

1. Why do you thinkJesus’teaching on the Beatitudes was chosen for this feast day?

2. What does each Beatitude mean to you? What gospel value is it calling you to live?

3. How hard or easy is it for you to live this gospel value? How would living some, if not all of the beatitudes get you into trouble?

4. How would living each of the Beatitudes become a blessing in your life?

5. What beatitude challenges you the most and perhaps even repulses you a bit?

6. Which beatitude makes you feel most uncomfortable? Which one is most puzzling? Which one do you feel called to develop more in your life? Why? Overall, what are the Beatitudes calling you to live in your life? How can living the Beatitudes allow you to live more in imitation of Jesus and his holy ones, the Saints?

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