Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of the Year

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

1st Reading – Isaiah 8:23-9:3

  • The Gentiles who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
  • The people have abundant joy, and the rod of their taskmasters has been broken.

Psalm – 27:1,4,13-14

  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
  • The Lord’s strength gives us courage; we are no longer afraid.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:10-13,17

  • Paul urges the people to be united in the same mind and the same purpose.
  • Christ is the source of our unity, and all our efforts give glory to him.

Gospel – Matthew 4:12-23

  • Jesus, preaching repentance, fulfills the words of Isaiah the prophet.
  • The Lord calls Peter and Andrew, then James and John to follow him.

Mass Readings – 3rd 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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