Season of Faith

Season of Faith, of the Living Seasons of Change series, covers the 27-30th Weeks of Ordinary Time. The Radio Show airs October 2010 –Year C of the Liturgical Calendar– on Catholic radio KDUA. Hosted by Patti Brunner and Monsignor David LeSieur, VF, a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Little Rock, Season of Faith shows the silver thread of faith that connects healing, persistence and truth.  See outline and references below.

Outline of the Season of Faith
Introduction of theme “Send forth my word among the nations and they shall know God and healing shall be theirs.”
Story of Naaman, story of the 10 lepers

Timothy– an example how inheritance of grace is given—teach your children!

The blast of the executor’s horn [game over]shall have no effect on true life. Continue to “dig” for the cultural setting to understand truth fully.  Importance of persistent prayer

Habakkuk’s example

The Gospels are tied together with a silver thread. 

Know that is who He says He is.

References for Season of Faith:

New American Bible (NAB) readings are referenced from the Lectionary for Mass, for use in the dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition ©1997, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. [see link]

Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright ©1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and are used by permission.   All rights reserved.  

2 Kings, 5:1-19 Complete story of the healing of  Naaman the leper from Syria using the prophet Elisha

Mt. 17:14-21, Mark 9:-29  Faith the size of a mustard seed.
Mark 9:23 “Everything is possible to the one who has faith” [NAB]  9:29 Prayer is needed for healing demoniac
Luke 4: 27 “And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
Leviticus 14  Instruction for lepers.
Samaritans: Workbook for Lectors and Readers, Year C 2007, James L. Weaver. P 284
2 Timothy 1:2 “beloved child”; 1:5 Timothy’s faith from grandmother Lois and mother Eunice
Church attendance statistics available at  
Great Britain 10% in 1998 (see statistics file above)
“Greek games were usually religious affairs”  “They began and concluded with sacrificial drink offerings, or libations, poured out to the gods to whom the games were dedicated”.  Workbook for Lectors and Readers, Year C 2007, James L. Weaver. P 289.
 “Jesus is a model of Christian life and piety” Introduction of Luke in the NAB.
Luke 18: 1-8   Story of the persistent widow.
Luke 18:9-14  Parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4  The Prophet Habakkuk’s distress and God’s solution
Psalm 46 Be quiet and know that I am God.

Weekly Readings for Season of Faith
27th Sunday Ordinary
Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4      “How long shall I call for help?” write down the vision”
2 Timothy 1: 6-8, 13-14   ”Stir into flame…not a spirit of cowardice but rather of power” “Rekindle the gift of God that is within”
Luke 17: 5-10     “Lord, Increase our faith” faith size of mustard seed. Duty of servant
28th Sunday Ordinary
Give thanks for God’s grace – uniting with him
2 Kings 5:14-17     Naaman washed 7 times now: “I am committed to no other God”
2 Timothy 2:8-13    Fervently proclaim Jesus, and be willing to pay the price, for the sake of others. He is faithful always
Luke 17:11-19     Healing of the ten lepers
29th Sunday Ordinary
Pray always and consistently
Exodus 17: 8-13   Moses’ hands uplifted in prayer-Aaron and Hur, the Israelites were successful in battle. Staff.
2 Timothy 3:14-4:2    Heritage training. Scripture inspired by God for training in holiness. Be persistent
Luke 18: 1-8    Pray always, Father gives justice to those who plead, unceasing prayer
30th Sunday Ordinary
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18    The Lord is impartial, but listens to prayer
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18    Run the good race
Luke 18:9-14  Parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector praying in temple