Study, Pray, Serve: 22nd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 22nd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 3:17-18,20,28-29

  • We find favor with God when we conduct our affairs with humility.
  • Aware of our limitations, we cultivate wisdom and give alms.

Psalm – 68:4-7,10-11

  • “God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.”
  • We rejoice in the Lord, who protects those in need.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24a

  • We approach God in Mount Zion, surrounded by angels and the assembly of heaven.
  • Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant, made possible through his blood.

Gospel – Luke 14:1,7-14

  • Jesus uses the opportunity at a banquet to teach about humility and care for others.
  • “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

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About Fr. Andrew Ricci

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 studyprayserve.com and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store. View all posts by Fr. Andrew Ricci

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