Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 4th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19

  • God has known Jeremiah from the womb and appointed him to be a prophet to the nations.
  • Jeremiah will need to call upon the Lord for help, for the people will not like the message!

Psalm – 71:1-6,15,17

  • “I will sing of your salvation.”
  • The Lord is our refuge, rock and strength…the one in whom we place our hope in times of trial.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 12:31-13:13

  • Without love we are nothing.
  • Paul goes on to describe how love is essential for the life of faith.

Gospel – Luke 4:21-30

  • The people are amazed at the words of Jesus, but they have doubts about “the son of Joseph.”
  • This doubt leads to violent rejection and an attempt to cause the Lord physical harm.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of the Year


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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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