Study, Pray, Serve: 15th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes that we see in the readings for the 15th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Deuteronomy 30:10-14

  • The Lord enjoins the people to keep the commandments and statutes set before them.
  • These commands are not mysterious; rather, they are in their mouths and hearts…they only need to carry them out.

Psalm – 69:14,17,30-31,33-34,36-37 (Option #1)

  • “Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.”
  • The Lord hears the poor and afflicted who call upon God’s mercy.

Psalm – 19:8-11 (Option #2)

  • “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.”
  • The law of the Lord is perfect, giving wisdom and joy.

2nd Read – Colossians 1:15-20

  • Christ is the image of the invisible God, the head of the body, the church.
  • All things have been reconciled in Jesus, who makes peace through the blood of his cross.

Gospel – Luke 10:25-37

  • Jesus affirms the teaching of loving God and neighbor.
  • When asked, “Who is my neighbor?” the Lord responds with the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Mass Readings – 15th 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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