Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of Easter

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

1st Reading – Acts: 2:14,22-33

  • Peter preaches to the people about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Peter cites Psalm 16, revealing how this passage is fulfilled in Christ.

Psalm – 16:1-2,4,7-11

  • “Lord, you will show us the path of life.”
  • The passage recaps a substantial amount of what Peter quoted to the people in the first reading.

2nd Reading – 1st Peter 1:17-21

  • This exhortation to conduct ourselves with reverence finds its strength in Christ, the spotless unblemished blood of the lamb of God.
  • Christ is revealed to us through our faith, hope, and belief in God.

Gospel – Luke 24:13-35

  • On the road to Emmaus, two disciples encounter Jesus along the way as he interprets the scripture passages that refer to Christ.
  • During the breaking of the bread, they recognize Jesus – who disappears from their sight – and return to Jerusalem to announce to the disciples what they experienced.
  • This basic structure – Scripture and the breaking of the bread – is the basic outline for the Mass we celebrate!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter


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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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