Sundays of Ordinary Time I

Baptism of the Lord

Feast

Sunday between 8 January-13 January

  • When the Epiphany of the Lord is celebrated on Sunday 7 or 8 January the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on the following Monday (8 or 9 January).
  • An alternative set of 1st and 2nd readings and psalm for optional use in Years B and C is provided in the Lectionary.
Colour
White
Mass
proper
Gloria
Creed
proper Preface
Office
EP I: proper, [Epiphany]
MP: proper, Sunday Week I
EP II: proper, [Epiphany]
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 42:1-4, 6-7 Here is my servant in whom my servant delights.
Psalm Ps 28:1-2. 3-4. 9-10 r. 11 The Lord will bless his people with peace.
Reading 2 Acts 10:34-38 God anointed him with the Holy Spirit
Gospel Acclamation Mk 9:8 The heavens opened and the Father's voice resounded: 'This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.
Gospel Matt 3:13-17 As soon as Jesus was baptised he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him.
Year B
Reading 1 Isa 55:1-11 Come to the water. Listen and your soul will live.
Psalm Isa 12:2-6 r. 6 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Reading 2 1 John 5:1-9 The Spirit and water and blood.
Gospel Acclamation cf. John 1:29 John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Gospel Mark 1:7-11 You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.
Year C
Reading 1 Isa 40:1-5, 9-11 The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all mankind shall see it.
Psalm Ps 103:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-30 4. 1 Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are.
Reading 2 Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 He saved us by the cleansing water of rebirth and by renewing us with the Holy Spirit.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 3:16 Some is coming, said John, someone greater than I. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Gospel Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 While Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened.

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 14 January - 20 January

Colour
Green
Mass
proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week II
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 49: 3, 5-6 I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.
Psalm Ps 39:2. 4. 7-10 r. 8.9 Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.
Reading 2 1 Cor 1:1-3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.
Gospel Acclamation Blessing on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens!
John 1:14.12 The Word was made flesh and lived among us;
to all who did accept him he gave power to be come children to God.
Gospel John 1:29-34 Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world,
Year B
Reading 1 1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19 Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.
Psalm Ps 39:2. 4. 7-10 r. 8.9 Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.
Reading 2 1 Cor 6:13-15. 17-20 Your bodies are members making up the body of Christ.
Gospel Acclamation 1 Sam 3:9; John 6:68 Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.
John 1:41.17 We have found the Messiah–which means the Christ– grace and truth have come through him.
Gospel John 1:35-42 They saw where he lived, and stayed with him.
Year C
Reading 1 Isa 62:1-5 The bridegroom rejoices in his bride.
Psalm Ps 95:1-3, 7-10 r. 3 Proclaim the wonders of the Lord among all the peoples.
Reading 2 1 Cor 12:4-11 One and the same Spirit, who distributes gifts to different people just as he chooses.
Gospel Acclamation John 6:63. 68 Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: you have the message of eternal life.
cf. 2 Thess 2:14 Through the Good News God called us to share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel John 2:1-11 This was the first of the signs given by Jesus: it was at Cana in Galilee.

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 21 January - 27 January

Colour
Green
Mass
proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week III
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 8:23b–9:3 In Galilee of the nations the people have seen a great light.
Psalm Ps 26:1. 4. 13-14 r. 1 The Lord is my light and my help.
Reading 2 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17 Make up the differences between you instead of disagreeing among yourselves.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 4:23 Jesus proclaimed the Good News of the kingdom, and cured all kinds of sickness among the people.
Matt 4:12-23 He went and settled in Capernaum: in this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled.
Gospel Matt 4:12-17 He went and settled in Capernaum: in this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled.
Year B
Reading 1 Jon 3:1-5, 10 The people of Nineveh renounce their evil behaviour.
Psalm Ps 24:4-9 r. 4 Lord, make me know your ways.
Reading 2 1 Cor 7:29-31 The world as we know it is passing away.
Gospel Acclamation Mark 1:15 The kingdom of God is close at hand; believe the Good News.
Gospel Mark 1:14-20 Repent and believe the Good News.
Year C
Reading 1 Neh 8:2-6, 8-10 Ezra read from the law of God and the people understood what was read.
Psalm Ps 18:8-10, 15 r. John 6:63 Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.
Reading 2 1 Cor 12:12-30 You together are Christ's body; but each of you is a different part of it.
shorter 1 Cor 12:12-14, 27 You together are Christ's body; but each of you is a different part of it.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 4:18 The Lord has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives.
Gospel Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 This text is being fulfilled today.

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 28 January - 3 February

Colour
Green
Mass
proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week IV
Year A
Reading 1 Zeph 2:3; 3:12-13 In your midst I will leave a humble and a lowly people.
Psalm Ps 145:7-10 r. Matt 5:3 How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Or Alleluia!
Reading 2 1 Cor 1:26-31 God chose what is foolish by human reckoning.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 11:25 Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.
Matt 5:12 Rejoice and be glad: your reward will be great in heaven.
Gospel Matt 5:1-12a How happy are the poor in spirit.
Year B
Reading 1 Deut 18:15-20 I will raise up a prophet and I will put my words into his mouth.
Psalm Ps 94:1-2, 6-9 r. 9 O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.
Reading 2 1 Cor 7:32-35 An unmarried woman can devote herself to the Lord's affairs; all she need worry about is being holy.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 11:25 Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.
Matt 4:16 The people that lived in darkness has seen a great light; on those who dwell in the land and the shadow of death a light has dawned.
Gospel Mark 1:21-28 He taught them with authority.
Year C
Reading 1 Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
Psalm Ps 70:1-6, 15. 17 r. 15 My lips will tell of your help.
Reading 2 1 Cor 12:31–13:13 There are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.
shorter 1 Cor 13:4-13 There are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.
Gospel Acclamation John 14:5 I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; no one can come to the Father except through me.
Luke 4:18 The Lord has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives.
Gospel Luke 4:21-30 Like Elijah and Elisha, Jesus is not sent to the Jews only.

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 4 February - 10 February

Colour
Green
Mass
proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week I
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 58:7-10 Then will your light shine like the dawn.
Psalm Ps 111:4-9 r. 4 The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright. Or Alleluia!
Reading 2 1 Cor 2:1-5 During my stay with you, the only knowledge I claimed to have was about Jesus as the crucified Christ.
Gospel Acclamation John 8:12 I am the light of the World, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
Gospel Matt 5:13-16 You are the light of the world.
Year B
Reading 1 Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Restless I fret till twilight falls.
Psalm Ps 146:1-6 r. 3 Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted. Or Alleluia!
Reading 2 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 I should be punished if I did not preach the Gospel.
Gospel Acclamation John 8:12 I am the light of the World, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
Matt 8:17 He took our sicknesses away, and carried our diseases for us.
Gospel Mark 1:29-39 He cured many who suffered from diseases of one kind or another.
Year C
Reading 1 Isa 6:1-8 Here I am, send me.
Psalm Ps 137:1-5, 7-8 r. 1 Before the angels I will bless you, O Lord.
Reading 2 1 Cor 15:1-11 I preach what they preach, and this is what you all believed.
shorter 1 Cor 15:3-8, 11 I preach what they preach, and this is what you all believed.
Gospel Acclamation John 15: 15 I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.
Matt 4:19 Follow me, says the Lord, and I will make you fishers of men.
Gospel Luke 5:1-11 They left everything and followed him.

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 11 February -17 February

Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week II
Year A
Reading 1 Eccl 15:15-20 He never commanded anyone to be godless.
Psalm Ps 118:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 r. 1 They are happy who follow God's law!
Reading 2 1 Cor 2:6-10 God predestined wisdom to be for our glory before the ages began.
Gospel Acclamation 1 Sam 3:9; John 6:68 Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.
Matt 11:25 Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.
Gospel Matt 5:17-37  You have learnt how it was said to your ancestors; but I say this to you.
shorter Matt 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37 You have learnt how it was said to your ancestors; but I say this to you.
Year B
Reading Lev 13:1-2, 44-46 The leper must live apart: he must live outside the camp.
Psalm Ps 31:1-2. 5. 11 You are my refuge, O Lord; you fill me with the joy of salvation.
Reading 2 1 Cor 10:31–11:1 Take me for your model, as I take Christ.
Gospel Acclamation cf Eph 1:17.18 May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Luke 7:16 A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people.
Gospel Mark 1:40-45 The leprosy left him at once and he was cured.
Year AC
Reading 1 Jer 17:5-8 A curse on the man who puts his trust in man, a blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord.
Psalm Ps 1:1-4. 6 r. Ps 39:5 Happy the man who has placed his trust in the Lord.
Reading 2 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20 If Christ has not been raised, your believing is useless.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 11:25 Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.
Luke 6: 23 Rejoice and be glad: your reward will be great in heaven.
Gospel Luke 6:17, 20-26 How happy are you who are poor. Alas for you who are rich.

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 18 February - 24 February

Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week III
Year A
Reading 1 Lev 19:1-2, 17-18 You must love your neighbour, as yourself.
Psalm Ps 102:1-4. 8. 10, 12-13 r. 8 The Lord is compassion and love.
Reading 2 1 Cor 3:16-23 All are your servants, but you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.
Gospel Acclamation John 14: 23 If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.
1 John: 2:5 When anyone obeys what Christ has said, God's love comes to perfection in him.
Gospel Matt 5:38-48 Love your enemies.
Year B
Reading 1 Isa 43:18-19, 21-22, 24b-25 I it is who must blot out everything.
Psalm Ps 40:2-5, 13-14 r. 5 Heal my soul for I have sinned against you.
Reading 2 2 Cor 1:18-22 Jesus was never Yes and No: with him it was always Yes.
Gospel Acclamation John 1:12. 14 The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.
Luke 4:18 The Lord has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives.
Gospel Mark 2:1-12 The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.
Year C
Reading 1 1 Sam 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 The Lord put you in my power, but I would not raise my hand.
Psalm Ps 102:1-4, 8. 10, 12-13 r. 8 The Lord is compassion and love.
Reading 2 1 Cor 15:45-49 We who have been modelled on the earthly man will be modelled on the heavenly man.
Gospel Acclamation cf Acts 16:15 Open our heart, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son.
John 13:34 I give you a new commandment: love one another, just as I have loved you, says the Lord.
Gospel Luke 6:27-38 Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 25 February - 3 March

In Leap Years Sunday between 25 February - 2 March

Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week IV
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 49:14-15 I will never forget you.
Psalm Ps 61:2-3, 6-9 In God alone is my soul at rest.
Reading 2 1 Cor 4:1-5 The Lord will reveal the secret intentions of men's hearts.
Gospel Acclamation John 17:17 Your word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth.
Heb 4:12 The word of God is something alive and active; it can judge secret emotions and thoughts.
Gospel Matt 6:24-34 Do not worry about tomorrow.
Year B
Reading 1 Hos 2:16-17, 21-22 I will betroth you to myself for ever.
Psalm Ps 102:1-4. 8. 10. 12-13 r. 8 The Lord is compassion and love.
Reading 2 2 Cor 3:1-6 You are a letter from Christ drawn up by us.
Gospel Acclamation John 10 :27 The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me.
James 1: 18 By his own choice the Father made us his children by the message of truth, so that we should be a sort of first-fruits of all that he created.
Gospel Mark 2:18-22 The bridegroom is with them.
Year C
Reading 1 Eccl 27:4-7 Do not praise a man before he has spoken.
Psalm Ps 91:2-3, 13-16 r. 2 It is good to give thanks to the Lord.
Reading 2 1 Cor 15:54-58 He has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel Acclamation cf Acts 16:15 Open our heart, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son.
Phil 2: 15–16 You will shine in the world like bright stars because you are offering it the word of life.
Gospel Luke 6:39-45 A man's words flow out of what fills his heart.

9th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 4 March - 7 March

In Leap Years Sunday between 3 March - 7 March

Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week I
Year A
Reading 1 Deut 11:18, 26-28, 32 See, I set before you today a blessing and a curse.
Psalm Ps 30:2-4. 17. 25 r.3 Be a rock of refuge to me, O Lord.
Reading 2 Rom 3:21-25. 28 A man is justified by faith and not by doing something the Law tells him to do.
Gospel Acclamation John 14:23 If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.
John 15: 5 I am the vine, you are the branches, says the Lord. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty.
Gospel Matt 7:21-27 The house built on rock and the house built on sand.
Year B
Reading 1 Deut 5:12-15 Remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt.
Psalm Ps 810:3-8. 10-11 r. 2 Ring out your joy to God our strength.
Reading 2 2 Cor 4:6-11 In our mortal flesh the life of Jesus is openly shown.
Gospel Acclamation John 6:63. 68 Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: you have the message of eternal life.
John 17:17 Your word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth.
Gospel Mark 2:23–3:6 The Son of Man is master even on the Sabbath.
shorter Mark 2:23-28 The Son of Man is master even on the Sabbath.
Year C
Reading 1 1 Kgs 8:41-43 If a foreigner comes, grant all he asks.
Psalm Ps 116:1-2 r. Mark 16:15 Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News. Or Alleluia!
Reading 2 Gal 1:1-2, 6-10 If I still wanted men's approval, I should not be a servant of Christ.
Gospel Acclamation John 1:14.12 The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to be come children to God.
John 3:16 God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
Gospel Luke 7:1-10 Not even in Israel have I found faith like this.