Study, Pray, Serve: 23rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes running through the readings for this 23rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 35:4-7a

  • Be strong! Fear not! God comes with power and authority to save.
  • People will be healed and nature itself will be renewed.

Psalm – 146:7-10

  • “Praise the Lord, my soul!”
  • God heals the sick and raises up the lowly.

2nd Reading – James 2:1-5

  • Exhortation to show no partiality, especially based on wealth or power.
  • The example used speaks just as loudly today!

Gospel – Mark 7:31-37

  • People bring a deaf man with a speech impediment to Jesus.
  • The Lord heals the man, and those who witness the miracle proclaim it far and wide.

Mass Readings – 23rd 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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