Study, Pray, Serve: 16th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 16th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Genesis 18:1-10a

  • Abraham offers hospitality to three strangers with food that Sarah prepares.
  • The strangers foretell that she will have a child within a year.

Psalm – 15:2-5

  • “He who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.”
  • The fear of the Lord guides us to act in a holy and virtuous manner.

2nd Reading – Colossians 1:24-28

  • Our suffering allows us to participate in the afflictions of Christ.
  • When we unite our lives to the Lord, we draw strength from him.

Gospel – Luke 10:38-42

  • Martha, burdened with much suffering, complains to Jesus about her sister, Mary.
  • Jesus addresses Martha’s worries and tells her that Mary has chosen the better part.

Mass Readings – 16th 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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