Liturgy Prep Series

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: EZ 17:22-24
Responsorial Psalm: PS 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16
Second Reading: 2 COR 5:6-10
Verse Before the Gospel: The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower.
All who come to him will live forever.
Gospel: MK 4:26-34

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: GN 3:9-15
Responsorial Psalm: PS 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Second Reading: 2 COR 4:13—5:1
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 12:31B-32
Gospel: MK 3:20-35


First Reading: EX 24:3-8
Responsorial Psalm: PS 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
Second Reading: HEB 9:11-15
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 6:51
Gospel: MK 14:12-16, 22-26


First Reading: DT 4:32-34, 39-40
Responsorial Psalm: PS 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22
Second Reading: ROM 8:14-17
Verse Before the Gospel: RV 1:8
Gospel: MT 28:16-20


First Reading: ACTS 2:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: PS 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
Second Reading: 1 COR 12:3B-7, 12-13 or GAL 5:16-25
Verse Before the Gospel: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Gospel: JN 20:19-23 or  JN 15:26-27; 16:12-15

Ascension of the Lord (YEAR B)

First Reading: ACTS 1:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: PS 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading:  EPH 1:17-23 or  EPH 4:1-13 OR 4:1-7, 11-13
Verse Before the Gospel: MT 28:19A, 20B
Gospel: MK 16:15-20

6th Sunday of Easter (YEAR B)

First Reading: ACTS 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Responsorial Psalm: PS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
Second Reading: 1 JN 4:7-10
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 14:23
Gospel: JN 15:9-17

5th Sunday of Easter (YEAR B)

First Reading: ACTS 9:26-31
Responsorial Psalm: PS 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32
Second Reading: 1 JN 3:18-24
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 15:4A, 5B 
Gospel: JN 15:1-8

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

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.