Liturgy Prep Series

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (YEAR C)

First Reading: IS 62:1-5
Responsorial Psalm: PS 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10
Second Reading: 1 COR 12:4-11
Verse Before the Gospel: God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel: JN 2:1-11

Baptism of the Lord (YEAR C)

First Reading: IS 42:1-4, 6-7 
Responsorial Psalm: PS 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 
Second Reading: ACTS 10:34-38
Verse Before the Gospel: The heavens were opened and the voice of the Father thundered:
This is my beloved Son, listen to him.

Gospel: LK 3:15-16, 21-22

Epiphany of the Lord (YEAR C)

First Reading: IS 60:1-6
Responsorial Psalm: PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
Second Reading: EPH 3:2-3A, 5-6
Verse Before the Gospel: We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage.

Gospel: MT 2:1-12

Feast of the Holy Family (YEAR C)

First Reading: SIR 3:2-6, 12-14
Responsorial Psalm: PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Second Reading: COL 3:12-21
Verse Before the Gospel: Let the peace of Christ control your hearts;
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

Gospel: LK 2:41-52

Christmas Day (YEAR C)

First Reading: IS 52:7-10
Responsorial Psalm: PS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Second Reading: HEB 1:1-6
Verse Before the Gospel: A holy day has dawned upon us.
Come, you nations, and adore the Lord. For today a great light has come upon the earth.

Gospel: JN 1:1-18

3rd Sunday of Advent (YEAR C)

First Reading: ZEP 3:14-18A
Responsorial Psalm: IS 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Second Reading: PHIL 4:4-7
Verse Before the Gospel: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.

Gospel: LK 3:10-18

2nd Sunday of Advent (YEAR C)

First Reading: BAR 5:1-9
Responsorial Psalm: PS 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Second Reading: PHIL 1:4-6, 8-11
Verse Before the Gospel: Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths:
all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Gospel: LK 3:1-6

1st Sunday of Advent (YEAR C)

First Reading: JER 33:14-16
Responsorial Psalm: PS 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14
Second Reading: 1 THES 3:12—4:2
Verse Before the Gospel: Show us, Lord, your love;
and grant us your salvation.

Gospel: LK 21:25-28, 34-36

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.