Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 33:14-16

  • The days are coming when the Lord will fulfill the promise to the house of Israel
  • The Lord will bring justice through the shoot of David.

Psalm – 25:4-5,8-9,10,14

  • “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.”
  • The psalmist invites the people to seek the Lord, who offers kindness and goodness.

2nd Reading – 1st Thessalonians 3:12-4:2

  • Paul blesses the people with an increase in love for one another.
  • He then exhorts the people to conduct themselves in a manner pleasing to God.

Gospel – Luke 21:25-28,34-35

  • Jesus tells his disciples about the end times and encourages them to be vigilant at all times.
  • The Lord further reminds the disciples to pray that they have strength to face their tribulations.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent


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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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