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Study, Pray, Serve: 23rd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the major themes running through the readings for this 23rd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 35:4-7a

  • Be strong! Fear not! God comes with power and authority to save.
  • People will be healed and nature itself will be renewed.

Psalm – 146:7-10

  • “Praise the Lord, my soul!”
  • God heals the sick and raises up the lowly.

2nd Reading – James 2:1-5

  • Exhortation to show no partiality, especially based on wealth or power.
  • The example used speaks just as loudly today!

Gospel – Mark 7:31-37

  • People bring a deaf man with a speech impediment to Jesus.
  • The Lord heals the man, and those who witness the miracle proclaim it far and wide.

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: Show no partiality. Catholic Inspiration

The Letter of James continues to poke at our conscience with timeless wisdom, this time about how material wealth can tempt us to treat others in a wide variety of ways. May we focus on the person and not the bling!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 6th Week of the Year


Catholic Inspiration Archives

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