Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time: 9 October 2022
This year the theme chosen by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops for Support Life Sunday is Mental Illness, with the focus on accompanying and caring for people living with mental illness.
It is fitting that New Zealand’s Mental Health Awareness Week finished the Sunday before on 2 October, providing a wonderful point of entry for Catholic parishes to reflect on and discuss what is such an important and urgent topic.
The Nathaniel Centre — the bishops’ bioethics agency — has prepared a number of resources for use this Sunday (found below),
The focus of this material is to amplify the voices of people living with mental illness and their insights into ways they feel supported.
2 Kings 5:14-17 – Conversion of Naaman
Psalm 98:1, 2-3,3-4 – The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power
2 Tm 2:8-13 – If we have died with him, we shall also live with him
Luke 17:11-19 – The Ten Lepers
Homily notes and Prayers of the Faithful can be found here.