Study, Pray, Serve: 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 33rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Malachi 3:19-20a

  • A day comes when evildoers will be like stubble set on fire, and nothing will remain.
  • Those who fear the Lord’s name, however, will be arise in the light of the sun.

Psalm – 98:5-9

  • “The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.”
  • We praise and sing before the one who rules the earth.

2nd Reading – 2nd Thessalonians 3:7-12

  • Paul offers his own example as a model for the Christian community.
  • “If anyone was unwilling to work, that one should not eat.”

Gospel – Luke 21:5-19

  • Jesus speaks about the destruction of the Temple, as well as signs and plagues among the nations.
  • The Lord also says that his followers will be persecuted, exhorting them to persevere.

Mass Readings – 33rd Sunday of the Year


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About Fr. Andrew Ricci

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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