St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Gospel Worship Monday 9th November 2020

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)


Gather- Welcome to Gospel Worship lets light our candle 

We gather in the name of the father, son and the holy spirit.

Welcome: Today Jesus tells us a story about how it is important to be ready and prepared for whatever will happen. Let’s think a bit about being prepared today.

Gospel acclamation: One class to say the Gospel acclamation

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew


Glory to you O Lord


Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13

Jesus said: “At that time the Kingdom of heaven will be like this. Once there were ten young women who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and the other five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any extra oil with them, while the wise ones took containers full of oil for their lamps. The bridegroom was late in coming, so the women began to nod and fall asleep.

“It was already midnight when the cry rang out, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come and meet him!’ The ten women woke up and trimmed their lamps. Then the foolish ones said to the wise ones, ‘Let us have some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ ‘No, indeed,’ the wise ones answered, ‘there is not enough for you and for us. Go to the shop and buy some for yourselves.’ So the foolish women went off to buy some oil; and while they were gone, the bridegroom arrived. The five who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was closed.

“Later the other women arrived. ‘Sir, sir! Let us in!’ they cried out. ‘Certainly not! I don't know you,’ the bridegroom answered.”

And Jesus concluded, “Be on your guard, then, because you do not know the day or the hour.”

Gospel Reflection:


Jesus tells a story about ten women who are waiting at a wedding for the bridegroom to arrive. What happened?


The bridegroom was very late. It was after midnight before the women were asked to go out and meet him and five of them no longer had enough oil for their lamps. They were not prepared and ended up being left outside the wedding. How do you think they felt about being left outside?

Jesus also asks us to be ready and prepared to be kind and loving to others whenever we have the chance. Are you ready to try and help people when they need some support? How will you show you are ready to help others?

Let’s try our best to be prepared in this coming week to be loving, kind and generous. Let’s do our best to be ready to help others at home, at school, in the local community and around the world.


Prayer of Intercession

Let’s pray together:

We pray for all people around the world who face difficult times: that they may be able to prepare as best they can to protect themselves. Lord, in your mercy…

Hear our prayer

We pray for our parish, family and friends: that we may be ready to follow Jesus and treat others as we would wish to be treated. Lord, in your mercy…

Hear our prayer

We pray for the work of CAFOD: that it may continue to help people be prepared and to change their lives for the better. Lord, in your mercy…


Hear our prayer


Closing Prayer


Dear God of all,

Help us to be ready to share what we have, to treat others as we would wish to be treated and to try to make the world a fairer place. Amen.


How will you help others to be prepared this week?

Listen to the song:

We are here for each other and those in our wider community.