Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Lent

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Here are some of the central themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Deuteronomy 26:4-10

  • This passage recaps the oppression and subsequent liberation of the people of Israel.
  • This recollection inspires the people to give thanks to God for the blessings that they have received.

Psalm – 91:1-2,10-15

  • “Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble.”
  • We trust in God for the strength we need in difficult and challenging times.

2nd Reading – Romans 10:8-13

  • Our salvation is anchored in the conviction that Jesus is Lord.
  • This hope has no distinction between race or ethnicity; all who call upon the Lord will be saved.

Gospel – Luke 4:1-13

  • Every year the 1st Sunday of Lent features the temptation of Christ by the devil.
  • Jesus responds to each of the three temptations with words of Scripture.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Lent


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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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