Study, Pray, Serve: 18th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes that surface in the readings for the 18th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23

  • All things (apart from God) are vanity.
  • Toil and labor (again, apart from God!) are of no use.

Psalm – 90:3-6,12-14,17

  • “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
  • We call upon the Lord, who brings meaning and mercy to our lives.

2nd Reading – Colossians 3:1-5,9-11

  • We have died and risen with Christ, and we turn away from to a new life in the Lord.
  • In Christ there is no division within humanity; Christ is all and in all.

Gospel – Luke 12:13-21

  • Jesus offers a parable that warns against the futility of greed.
  • Instead, we are encouraged to become rich in what matters to God.

Mass Readings – 18th 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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