Study, Pray, Serve: 13th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24

  • God creates a world filled with good and wholesome things, including humanity.
  • Through the envy of the devil, death enters the world.

Psalm 30:2,4-6,11-13

  • “I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.”
  • We rejoice over the saving power of God in our times of distress.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15

  • Chapter 8 in this letter pertains to a special collection Paul is taking for the Church in Jerusalem.
  • Out of our abundance we supply the needs of those less fortunate.

Gospel – Mark 5:21-43 (long version)

  • There are two miracles here: 1. Jairus’ daughter and 2. the woman with the hemorrhage.
  • Christ’s healing power is connected to the faith of those present.

Mass Readings – 13th Sunday of the Year


About Fr. Andrew Ricci

A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store. View all posts by Fr. Andrew Ricci

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