Study, Pray, Serve: 31st Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes for the readings of the 31st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 11:22-12:2

  • The creator is far beyond the capacity and comprehension of the created.
  • The creator loves all of creation, seeking its redemption, healing and renewal.

Psalm – 145:1-2,8-11,13-14

  • “I will praise your name forever, my king and my God.”
  • We join creation in praising the Lord, who is faithful, merciful, compassionate and just.

2nd Reading – 1 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2

  • Paul prays that the people remain worthy of their calling and stay faithful.
  • When a spirit or oral statement threatens to upset them, they are to remain steadfast and calm.

Gospel – Luke 19:1-10

  • Jesus approaches Zaccheus and invites himself to his home.
  • Zaccheus stands his ground in the face of opposition, and speaks in a way that reveals the repentance in his heart.

Mass Readings – 31st 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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