Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 35:12-14,16-18

  • The Lord, a God of justice, hears the cry of the weak and the oppressed, the orphan and the widow.
  • The prayer of the lowly reaches the Most High who judges justly and affirms what is right.

Psalm – 34:2-3,17-19,23

  • “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.”
  • God is close to the brokenhearted and rescues them from distress.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

  • Having kept the faith during a time of trial, the Lord gave strength to continue.

Gospel – Luke 18:9-14

  • Two men went to pray, but only one was heard by God…a tax collector who acknowledged his sin and need for the Lord’s mercy.
  • “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 30th 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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