Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 2:1-5

  • The mountain of the Lord shall be the highest mountain, and people shall come toward it.
  • On this mountain will be peace among the nations.

Psalm – 122: 1-9

  • “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.”
  • We rejoice and pray that Jerusalem is a city of peace and prosperity.

2nd Reading – Romans 13:11-14

  • The hour is at hand to awake from sleep; salvation is at hand.
  • We put on the Lord Jesus Christ, throwing off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of light.

Gospel – Matthew 24:37-44

  • Referring to the time of Noah, Jesus urges the people to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
  • Christ calls us to be prepared, for at an unexpected hour the Son of Man will come.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent


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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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