Study, Pray, Serve: 26th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 26th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Amos 6:1a,4-7

  • The prophet admonishes those who waste their wealth on excessive pleasures.

Psalm – 146: 7-10

  • “Praise the Lord, my soul!”
  • God is the eternal source of all blessings and goodness.

2nd Reading – 1st Timothy 6:11-16

  • Timothy is charged to persevere in faith.
  • Christ will come again, and we strive to keep his commandment without stain or reproach.

Gospel – Luke 16:19-31

  • The reversal of fortune between the rich man and Lazarus happens between this life and the next.
  • Christ reminds us that in the Scriptures and his resurrection we have what we need to guide our lives.

Mass Readings – 26th 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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