Study, Pray, Serve: 27th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s examine some of the themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4

  • The prophet calls upon the Lord for help in the midst of suffering and misery.
  • God answers, stating that the fulfillment will come in its proper time.
  • One must have faith, the steadfast trust in God’s promises, in order to live.

Psalm – 95:1-2,6-9

  • “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
  • With enduring faith, we worship and acclaim the Lord our God.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 1:6-8,13-14

  • We “stir into flame the gift of God” when we bear hardship for the Gospel.
  • The Holy Spirit will help us remain faithful.

Gospel – Luke 17:5-10

  • The Lord exhorts the Apostles to have faith like a mustard seed.
  • Faith is a normal response to our love for the Lord, and not an excuse for special rewards.

Mass Readings – 27th 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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