Church Begins at Home: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time



Video Message

This Sunday I am sharing a powerful message from Lauren Becker, who currently serves as the associate dean for spiritual formation at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. With transparency, humility, and confidence in the Lord, she reminds us that what we say about who Jesus is should have a bearing on how we see ourselves. 

- Father Desmond Drummer

Who Do You Say I Am? - Matthew 16:13-20


Gospel Truth Podcast

The Gospel Truth podcast illuminates the gospel reading on each Sunday. The podcast is provided by the Vatican media platform.

Gospel Truth: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time


Instrumental Meditation by Aleron Morton

"God Is" (written Norris Garner)


Playlist for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scroll all the way down to see the playlist inspired by this Sunday's readings.



Opening the Scriptures at Home

The global Catholic Church is reflecting on the same readings from the Bible. We remain spiritually connected to one another as we open our hearts to the Word of God. 


1. Encounter the Word of God

Read or listen to the Biblical readings for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. 


2. Reflect on the Word of God

Silently reflect, write down, or share your insights about the readings.


3. Pray

Spend some time in silence and bring to your mind some of the prayer intentions you have.

Introduce The Lord's Prayer in these or similar words: Gathering our prayers into one, we now pray in the words that Jesus gave us...



Fr. Drummer's Playlist for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time


God (Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers)


You Know My Name (Tasha Cobbs Leonard)


Upon This Rock (Sandi Patty)


You Are God Alone (Marvin Sapp)


For Your Glory (Tasha Cobbs Leonard)