5th Sunday in Ordinary Time C 

Readings 

Pronounciation of Gennesaret

gehn-NEHS-uh-reht

Archived Homilies 

5th Sunday C by Rev. Richard Budgen 

5th Sunday C by Dcn. Tom Fox 

5th Sunday C by Fr. Scott Hastings (Audio Link) 

5th Sunday C by Dcn. Bill O'Donnell 

Key Phrases 

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts! All the earth is filled with his glory!” 

For I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips; 

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send?  Who will go for us?”
“Here I am,” I said; “send me!”  

 In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord

 For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:
that Christ died for our sinsin accordance with the Scriptures;
that he was buried;that he was raised on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;

 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me has not been ineffective.

 “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.”

 “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”

“Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” 

They left everything and followed him.  

Possible Themes 

Apostolic Church  (Apostolic Call)

Called and Sent (Called and Gifted) 

Do Not Be Afraid 

Grace 

Evangelization 

Holiness 

 Praise amd Worship

Put Out Into The Deep 

Resurrection 

 Service / Servant

Sinful Lips, Sinful Heart , Clean Lips, Clean Heart

Extensive Commentaries with Text

1st Reading 

Responsorial Psalm

2nd Reading

Gospel

Links to in-depth content 

Sacra Pagina - The Gospel of Luke - Daniel J Harrington - Google Books 

Community and Gospel in Luke-Acts: The Social and Political Motivations of Lucan Theology By Philip Francis Esler - Google Book

 

The Psalms of the return By M. D. Goulder (book V, Psalms 107-150): studies in the Psalter, IV 

Reflection 

I preached my word from Peter’s boat at the beginning of my ministry, this was a symbolic approval of the future Church I was going to entrust to him.

After my words I asked Peter to cast out the net into the water for a catch. He was reluctant to do it because he had spent the previous night fishing with his companions and their work was unsuccessful. Once he did what I asked, he had the biggest catch of his life, in fact everyone was amazed at such an event.

My future apostles had an encounter with my power. Peter fell on his knees touched by my words and by the power that followed them, he realized how important my message was and he received the Holy Spirit making him understand that we had a mission to accomplish together. I said to Peter from now on you will catch men instead of fish; then he and his companions followed me.

At the sound of my words let there be light, the light was made. My word is the command that all things obey because everything proceeds from every word that I have uttered.

I am the Master of Creation and I came to establish my Church on earth to make my salvation available to everyone. I am in the Church, my mystical body, whose heart beats with my own heart, whose blood runs from the breaking of the bread, whose soul is the Holy Spirit given to everyone who follows me.

Those who listen to my word become my disciples and follow me. Those who love others become like me and I make them my apostles. They are empowered to do my work because I am with them and they are with me. We go together through life to the promised eternity full of joy.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary