Liturgy Prep Series

The 3rd Sunday of Advent (YEAR B)

First Reading: IS 61:1-2A, 10-11
Responsorial Psalm: LK 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
Second Reading: 1 THES 5:16-2
Verse Before the Gospel: IS 61:1 (CITED IN LK 4:18)
Gospel: JN 1:6-8, 19-28

The 2nd Sunday of Advent (YEAR B)

First Reading: IS 40:1-5, 9-11
Responsorial Psalm: PS 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14
Second Reading: 2 PT 3:8-14 
Verse Before the Gospel: LK 3:4, 6
Gospel: MK 1:1-8

The 1st Sunday of Advent (YEAR B)

First Reading: IS 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
Second Reading: 1 COR 1:3-9
Verse Before the Gospel: PS 85:8
Gospel: MK 13:33-37

The Solemnity of Christ the King (YEAR A)

First Reading: EZ 34:11-12, 15-17
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6
Second Reading: 1 COR 15:20-26, 28
Verse Before the Gospel: MK 11:9, 10
Gospel: MT 25:31-46

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (YEAR A)

First Reading: PRV 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Second Reading: 1 THES 5:1-6
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 15:4A, 5B
Gospel: MT 25:14-30

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (YEAR A)

First Reading: WIS 6:12-16
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Second Reading: 1 THES 4:13-18
Verse Before the Gospel: MT 24:42A, 44
Gospel: MT 25:1-13

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (YEAR A)

First Reading: MAL 1:14B-2:2B, 8-10
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 131:1, 2, 3
Second Reading: 1 THES 2:7B-9, 13
Verse Before the Gospel: MT 23:9B, 10B
Gospel: MT 23:1-12

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (YEAR A)

First Reading: EX 22:20-26
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51
Second Reading: 1 THES 1:5C-10
Verse Before the Gospel: JN 14:23
Gospel: MT 22:34-40

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (YEAR A)

First Reading: IS 45:1, 4-6
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
Second Reading: 1 THES 1:1-5B
Verse Before the Gospel: PHIL 2:15D, 16A
Gospel: MT 22:15-21

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (YEAR A)

First Reading: IS 25:6-10A
Responsorial Psalm: 
PS 23:1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6
Second Reading: PHIL 4:12-14, 19-20
Verse Before the Gospel: CF. EPH 1:17-18
Gospel: MT 22:1-14

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.