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Study, Pray, Serve: 17th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the key themes that surface in the readings for this 17th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – 2nd Kings 4:42-44

  • Chapters 4-6 feature some miracles performed by the prophet Elisha.
  • In this passage, the people have more than enough to eat from 20 barley loaves.

Responsorial Psalm – 145:10-11,15-18

  • “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.”
  • God provides for the needs of the people.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 4:1-6

  • We are urged to live in a virtuous manner of life, worthy of the call we have received.
  • We seek to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.

Gospel – John 6:1-15

  • Jesus meets the physical needs of the people who have been listening to him.
  • Upon the blessing of Jesus, the five loaves and two fish are more than enough for the 5000 people.

Mass Readings – 17th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: God gives us abundant blessings. Catholic inspiration

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The readings today proclaim the abundant blessings we receive from the Lord…inspiring us to share this abundance with those around us.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of Advent


Daily Mass: The miracle of God’s feast. Catholic Inspiration

The readings describe the abundance and richness of God’s feast which nourishes the body, mind, heart and soul.  Our daily need for food underscores our fundamental need for the Lord; may we today reflect on what we need and call upon Jesus with confidence.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of 1st Advent (St. Nicholas)

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