Study, Pray, Serve: 21st Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes present in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:18-21

  • God gathers the people of all nations, and the Lord knows their works and thoughts.
  • These people will proclaim God’s glory and gather in Jerusalem.

Psalm – 117:1-2

  • “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”
  • Give praise to the Lord, for his kindness and fidelity endure forever.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13

  • Endure your trials and do not disdain the discipline of the Lord.
  • For whoever the Lord loves, he disciplines!

Gospel – Luke 13:22-30

  • Jesus urges us to strive to enter through the narrow gate of salvation.
  • Some people will be turned away, while others will come from all parts of the world.
  • “Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

Mass Readings – 21st 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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