Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Advent

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Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 35:1-6a,10

  • The earth will be renewed by the glory of the Lord.
  • When God comes upon his people, the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame leap and the mute sing.

Psalm – 146:6-10

  • “Lord, come and save us.”
  • The Lord God nurtures, heals and supports his people.

2nd Reading – James 5:7-10

  • Like a farmer tending the soil, we must be patient for the Lord.
  • We stand firm without complaint, for the Just Judge is near.

Gospel – Matthew 11:2-11

  • From prison, John the Baptist sends disciples to Jesus if he is the one who is to come.
  • Christ responds with the fulfillment of Isaiah 35, and affirms that John is the greatest of all the prophets.

Mass Readings – 3rd 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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