Study, Pray, Serve: 8th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at the themes in the readings for the 8th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 27:4-7

  • The quality of something (be it grain, pottery or fruit) is revealed when it is tested.
  • When people speak, their speech offers a fitting test of what they think and believe.

Psalm 92:2-3,13-16

  • “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.”
  • Those who are close to the Lord flourish and are fruitful.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 15:54-58

  • The sting of death is sin, which has been conquered through the victory of Jesus Christ.
  • We remain steadfast and devoted to the Lord, knowing that our hard word is not in vain.

Gospel – Luke 6:39-45

  • Through humble adherence to Christ we “remove the splinter from our eye” as we acknowledge our sins and seek to help others.
  • We can discern the content of a person’s heart by the fruit of their words and actions.

Mass Readings – 8th Sunday of the Year


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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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