Liturgy Prep Series

4th Sunday of Easter (YEAR B)

First Reading: ACTS 4:8-12
Responsorial Psalm: PS 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29
Second Reading: 1 JN 3:1-2
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 10:14
Gospel: JN 10:11-18

3rd Sunday of Easter (YEAR B)

First Reading: ACTS 3:13-15, 17-19
Responsorial Psalm: PS 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
Second Reading: 1 JN 2:1-5A
Verse Before the Gospel: CF. LK 24:32
Gospel: LK 24:35-48

Divine Mercy Sunday (YEAR B)

First Reading: ACTS 4:32-35
Responsorial Psalm: PS 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
Second Reading: 1 JN 5:1-6
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 20:29
Gospel: JN 20:29

Easter Sunday (YEAR B)

First Reading: ACTS 10:34A, 37-43
Responsorial Psalm: PS 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
Second Reading: COL 3:1-4 or I COR 5:6B-8
Verse Before the Gospel: I COR 5:6B-8
Gospel: JN 20:1-9 or MK 16:1-7

Palm Sunday (YEAR B)

Procession: MK 11:1-10
First Reading: IS 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm: PS 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
Second Reading: PHIL 2:6-11
Verse Before the Gospel: PHIL 2:8-9
Gospel: MK 14:1—15:47

5th Sunday of Lent (YEAR B)

First Reading: JER 31:31-34
Responsorial Psalm: PS 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15
Second Reading: HEB 5:7-9
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 12:26
Gospel: JN 12:20-33

4th Sunday of Lent (YEAR B)

First Reading: 2 CHR 36:14-16, 19-23
Responsorial Psalm: PS 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
Second Reading: EPH 2:4-10
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 3:16
Gospel: JN 3:14-21

3rd Sunday of Lent (YEAR B)

First Reading: EX 20:1-17
Responsorial Psalm: PS 19:8, 9, 10, 11.
Second Reading: 1 COR 1:22-25
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 3:16
Gospel: JN 2:13-25

2nd Sunday of Lent (YEAR B)

First Reading: GN 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18
Responsorial Psalm: PS 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
Second Reading: ROM 8:31B-34
Verse Before the Gospel: CF. MT 17:5
Gospel: MK 9:2-10

1st Sunday of Lent (YEAR B)

First Reading: GN 9:8-15
Responsorial Psalm: PS 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: 1 PT 3:18-22
Verse Before the Gospel: MT 4:4B
Gospel: MK 1:12-15

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: LV 13:1-2, 44-46
Responsorial Psalm: PS 32:1-2, 5, 11
Second Reading: 1 COR 10:31—11:1
Verse Before the Gospel: LK 7:16
Gospel: MK 1:40-45

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: JB 7:1-4, 6-7
Responsorial Psalm: PS 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Second Reading: 1 COR 9:16-19, 22-23
Verse Before the Gospel: MT 8:17
Gospel: MK 1:29-39

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: DT 18:15-20
Responsorial Psalm: PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9
Second Reading: 1 COR 7:32-35
Verse Before the Gospel: MT 4:16
Gospel: MK 1:21-28

We invite you to follow along with us as we prepare each week to celebrate the liturgy of the Church, the Holy Mass, in which all faithful are invited to fully experience the love of Christ. Preparing for the Liturgy by studying and discussing the Readings, Psalms, Collects, and Gospel helps us to prepare our hearts to receive our Lord in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, the Holy Eucharist. As we enter more deeply into the liturgy, let us consider how we are to live our lives more fully in union with the Holy Trinity and allow our actions to be directed by the inspiration to be Christ’s light in the world.