Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of the Year.

1st. Reading – Isaiah 49:3,5-6

  • The people are brought back and gathered together, made glorious by God’s strength.
  • They shall be a light to the nations, so that God’s salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

Psalm – 40:2,4,7-10

  • “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
  • We wait for the Lord, who strengthens us to offer our lives in service.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:1-3

  • Paul introduces his letter stating that he is an apostle of Christ.
  • He greets the people in the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus.

Gospel – John 1:29-34

  • John the Baptist sees Jesus and says, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”
  • John testifies that he has seen the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven upon the Lord.

Mass Readings – 2nd 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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