Liturgy Prep Series

21th 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

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: EX 16:2-4, 12-15
Responsorial Psalm: PS 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54
Second Reading: EPH 4:17, 20-24
Verse Before the Gospel: One does not live on bread alone,
but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.
Gospel: JN 6:24-35

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: 2 KGS 4:42-44
Responsorial Psalm: PS 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
Second Reading: EPH 4:1-6
Verse Before the Gospel: A great prophet has risen in our midst.
God has visited his people.
Gospel: JN 6:1-15

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: JER 23:1-6
Responsorial Psalm: PS 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Second Reading: EPH 2:13-18
Verse Before the Gospel: My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.
Gospel: MK 6:30-34

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR B)

First Reading: AM 7:12-15
Responsorial Psalm: PS 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Second Reading: EPH 1:3-14 OR 1:3-10
Verse Before the Gospel: May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts, that we may know what is the hope that belongs to our call.
Gospel: MK 6:7-13

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.