Study, Pray, Serve: 20th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at the key themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10

  • Jeremiah’s life hangs in the balance as he is thrown into a cistern for his preaching.

Psalm – 40:2-4,18

  • “Lord, come to my aid!”
  • We call upon the Lord for help in times of affliction.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:1-4

  • Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we run our race with our eyes fixed on Jesus.
  • Faith gives us strength to endure opposition and sin.

Gospel – Luke 12:49-53

  • The Lord comes to set the earth on fire as he fulfills his mission on earth.
  • The presence of Jesus brings a challenge and division that will touch all people.

Mass Readings – 20th 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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