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Study, Pray, Serve: 27th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 27th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Genesis 2:18-24

  • God makes different animals for the man (who gives them names) but none are a suitable partner.
  • God casts a deep sleep on the man and fashions a woman from one of his ribs.

Psalm – 128:1-6

  • “May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives.”
  • The man who follows the Lord is blessed in his family, with sufficient food and prosperity.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 2:9-11

  • The passage reflects on the person of Jesus, who was “for a little while” made “lower than the angels” that he might taste death.
  • Christ is the one through whom all things exist, and he made our salvation perfect through his suffering.

Gospel – Mark 10:2-16

  • Jesus responds to a question from a Pharisee about divorce.
  • Jesus then says, “Let the children come to me” when they were being prevented by the disciples.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year


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