Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Genesis 15:5-12,17-18

  • God promises that Abram’s descendants will be as numerous as the stars in the sky.
  • God makes a covenant with Abram and grants to his descendants a new land.

Psalm – 27:1,7-9,13-14

  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
  • We seek the Lord for courage and strength.

2nd Reading – Philippians 3:17-4:1

  • Paul invites the people to be imitators of his example, following the Cross of Christ.
  • We stand firm in the Lord, as we claim our citizenship in heaven.

Gospel – Luke 9:28b-36

  • Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a mountain where he is transfigured in glory.
  • A voice proclaims, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Lent


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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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