Study, Pray, Serve: 13th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 13th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 1st Kings 19:16b,19-21

  • God tells Elijah to anoint Elisha as a prophet to succeed him.
  • Elijah throws his cloak over Elisha as he is plowing with 12 oxen.

Psalm – 16:1-2,5,7-11

  • “You are my inheritance, O Lord.”
  • We rejoice and take refuge in God who counsels and protects us.

2nd Reading – Galatians 5:1,13-18

  • We are called to freedom through the saving action of Christ.
  • We live in the Spirit, who calls us to avoid the desire of the flesh and love one another.

Gospel – Luke 9:51-62

  • Jesus is rejected by a Samaritan village on his journey to Jerusalem.
  • The Lord responds to some of the people who claim to want to follow him.

Mass Readings – 13th Week 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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