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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 91
Read the Gospel: Matthew 9:36-10:8

Gospel Summary
Jesus called the twelve disciples and sent them as missionaries to continue the work God began in him. The disciples were to go out to the people and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom.

Reflection for Families
No matter how large the world we call our own, no part of our contact is as important as our children. Not only are we called to share the message of hope with them, but they see by our actions how we live the Good News in the world with which we come in contact.

Bringing the Gospel Into Your Family
Each one of us is an apostle for Jesus. Think of the many gifts each person in your family has. Help point them out for one another. There may be examples of faith, service, caring and sensitivity. Identify for one another how these gifts help carry the message of the Good News into the world. Let each member of the family consider at least one new way he or she will use these gifts to take the Gospel message to one new person this week.

Discussion Starters
1. One time when I was hurting, someone brought me the Good News when they . . .
2. One of the most rewarding memories I have of helping someone when I received absolutely nothing in return was when . . .
3. Some of Jesus' apostles made mistakes in their own lives. This gives me hope when I think . . .

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