Study, Pray, Serve: 4th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the themes in the readings for the 4th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13

  • Seek the Lord in justice and humility, observing the Lord’s laws.
  • The Lord will preserve a remnant who will remain faithful to God.

Psalm – 146:6-10

  • “Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!”
  • The Lord protects those in need, bringing healing, comfort, and hope.

2nd Reading – 1st Corinthians 1:26-31

  • God works through the weak and despised to shame the strong.
  • We boast only in God, who sustains us through Jesus Christ.

Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12a

  • The Beatitudes have given comfort and consolation to countless people.
  • This is the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, a source of the great teaching of Jesus.

Mass Readings – 4th 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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