Favorite Psalms for Scripture Sunday:
“My favorite Psalm is Psalm 91 (1-4).
‘You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” For he will rescue you from the snare of the fowler, and from the destroying pestilence. With his pinions he will cover you, and under his wings you shall take refuge; his faithfulness is your buckler and shield.’
Why it’s my favorite: If I start each day asking God to protect me and guide me, I know I’ll have a great day. With God in the lead I feel more confident in what I’m trying to accomplish. It also helps me count my blessings as I go through the day. TRY IT!”
St. Stephen Cathedral
“This is a photo of my Fav Psalm that is on my living room wall above my prayer corner. It has been one of my favorites for many years as it is a good meditation or prayer starter or Mantra for sleepless nights.”
Judy Jarboe Tivitt
St. Romuald, Hardinsburg
“My favorite Psalm is 139 because if reaffirms that God made me specifically and knows me inside & out. It reminds me that He is always there for me despite my shortcomings and mistakes. And He will lead me wherever He wants me to be. This psalm always calms me when I am anxious about the trials and insecurities of life. Needless to say, I have to recite it nearly every day.”
St. Stephen Cathedral
“As for me, while I like several Psalms, a new one for me was Psalm 73. It reminds me to look to God for his plan for my life, and not compare myself to others.”
Director of Religious Education
Blessed Mother Catholic Church
“My Psalm is Psalm 103:
‘For the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has he removed our transgressions from us.’
Ps. 103; 11-12
This is the first Psalm I ever remember praying . I prayed it when I first entered the seminary and after I went to confession which we did every month I loved it then and I love it just as much today.”
Fr. Anthony Shonis
Holy Name of Jesus, Henderson, Ky.
“Having arrived into my 80’s, Psalm 71 — “Prayer in Time of Old Age” — speaks loudly to me; from the opening verses through the last. I encourage all of us in these our later years, to pray over these verses — in particular verses 17 through 24. Let them speak to us every day.”
Deacon Bill Bach
Blessed Mother Church
Before the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy ended on the Solemnity of Christ the King in 2016, Pope Francis issued the apostolic letter, Misericordia et misera.
In this letter Pope Francis explained that the Year of Mercy was a way of reminding us that mercy isn’t only for a specially designated year, but part of the ongoing life of the Church. He said, “Everything is revealed in mercy; everything is resolved in the merciful love of the Father.”
Although the Extraordinary Jubilee lasted for only one year, Pope Francis offered several ways to continue to celebrate mercy. He mentioned that “it would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known.”
Following up on Pope Francis’ suggestion, Bishop William F. Medley has designated the third Sunday of October as Scripture Sunday in the Diocese of Owensboro. This year that falls on October 14.
Antes del final del Año Jubileo Extraordinario de la Misericordia con la Solemnidad de Cristo Rey en 2016, el Papa Francisco emitió la carta apostólica, Misericordia et misera.
En esta carta el Papa Francisco explicó que el Año de la Misericordia fue una forma de recordarnos que la misericordia no es solamente para un año especialmente designado, sino una parte de la vida diaria de la Iglesia. Dijo, “Todo se revela en la misericordia; todo se resuelve en el amor misericordioso del Padre.”
Aunque el Jubileo Extraordinario solamente duró un año, Papa Francisco ofreció varias maneras de seguir celebrando la misericordia. Mencionó que “sería oportuno que cada comunidad [cristiano], en un domingo del Año litúrgico, renovase su compromiso en favor de la difusión, el conocimiento y la profundización de la Sagrada Escritura.”
Siguiendo la sugerencia del Papa Francisco, el Obispo William F. Medley ha designado el tercer domingo de octubre como el Domingo de la Escritura en la Diócesis de Owensboro. Este año cae el 14 de octubre.