Study, Pray, Serve: 23rd Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the themes in the readings for the 23rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 9:13-18b

  • Our limitations often prevent us from knowing what the Lord intends.
  • God does, however, give us wisdom and the holy spirit to instruct us.

Psalm – 90:3-6,12-17

  • “In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.”
  • We recognize our limitations and we call upon the Lord for help.

2nd Reading – Philemon 1:9-10,12-17

  • Paul, now an old man, urges the proper care of Onesimus, a runaway slave.

Gospel – Luke 14:25-33

  • Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Jesus cannot be his disciple.
  • We renounce the power of possessions in our lives as we follow the Lord.

Mass Readings – 23rd 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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