Study, Pray, Serve: 15th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for this 15th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Amos 7:12-15

  • Amos is rejected by Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, to be a prophet far away in the land of Judah.
  • Amos admits that he was a shepherd; it was God who called him to prophesy to the people of Israel.

Psalm – 85:9-14

  • “Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.”
  • God is the source of blessings and graces…and we will hear what God proclaims.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 1:3-14

  • This hymn of praise gives glory to Christ, the source of our redemption.
  • We have been chosen by the Lord to hear his word of truth, the gospel of salvation.

Gospel – Mark 5:7-13

  • Jesus summons the Twelve apostles and sends them out two by two with a sense of urgency and trust.
  • They are empowered to continue his earthly ministry: preaching repentance, driving out demons, and curing the sick.

Mass Readings – 15th 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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