August 24.  Wedding feasts. Weddings are popular but not for everyone and some people avoid the religious part. “Why would someone not want to go to a wedding especially a traditional one that goes on for a day or two with lots of food and drink, I wonder.” “Maybe too busy.”  “Can’t afford to dress up.” “Not really interested, or in the people involved.” Reasons came from men and women. “I think it’s mostly men, who don’t see such religious or cultural things as relevant, like why are there so few men in church these days?”

Reflect, share, act. Scripture The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son and sent his servants to call those invited but they would not come.  Matt 22:1-14.  Pope Francis. Catechesis is a proclamation of the word and is always centred on that word, yet it also demands a suitable environment, an attractive presentation and the use of eloquent symbols.   Every dimension of the person should be inserted in a communal journey of hearing and response.  EG 166