Liturgy Prep Series

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: GN 2:18-24
Responsorial Psalm: PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
Second Reading: HEB 2:9-11
Verse Before the Gospel: If we love one another, God remains in us
and his love is brought to perfection in us.

Gospel: MK 10:2-16

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: NM 11:25-29
Responsorial Psalm: PS 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14
Second Reading: JAS 5:1-6
Verse Before the Gospel: Your word, O Lord, is truth;
consecrate us in the truth.

Gospel: MK 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: WIS 2:12, 17-20
Responsorial Psalm: PS 54:3-4, 5, 6 AND 8
Second Reading: JAS 3:16—4:3
Verse Before the Gospel: God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel: MK 9:30-37

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: IS 50:5-9
Responsorial Psalm: PS 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Second Reading: JAS 2:14-18
Verse Before the Gospel: May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord
through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.

Gospel: MK 8:27-35

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: IS 35:4-7A
Responsorial Psalm: PS 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
Second Reading: JAS 2:1-5
Verse Before the Gospel: Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.
Gospel: MK 7:31-37

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: DT 4:1-2, 6-8
Responsorial Psalm: PS 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5
Second Reading: JAS 1:17-18, 21B-22, 27
Verse Before the Gospel: The Father willed to give us birth by the word of truth
that we may be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
Gospel: MK 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: JOS 24:1-2A, 15-17, 18B
Responsorial Psalm: PS 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Second Reading: EPH 5:21-32 OR 5:2A, 25-32
Verse Before the Gospel: Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life;
you have the words of everlasting life.
Gospel: JN 6:60-69

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: PRV 9:1-6
Responsorial Psalm: PS 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Second Reading: EPH 5:15-20
Verse Before the Gospel: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.
Gospel: JN 6:51-58

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: 1 KGS 19:4-8
Responsorial Psalm: PS 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: EPH 4:30—5:2
Verse Before the Gospel: I am the living bread that came down from heaven,
says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.
Gospel: JN 6:41-51

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.