Gospel Readings for September

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesdayword.org

Sunday 27th September – Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Justice of God – Ezekiel 18:25-28

Second Reading – God Emptied Himself in Christ – Philippians 2:1-11

Gospel Reading – Doing the Will of the Father – Matthew 21:28-32

Sunday 20th September – Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Our God Rich in Forgiving – Isaiah 55:6-9

Second Reading – Life to Me in Christ – Philippians 1:20-24;27

Gospel Reading – The Generosity of God – Matthew 20:1-16

Sunday 13th September – Twenty Forth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Vengeance and Quarrelling – Ecclesiasticus 27:30-28:7

Second Reading – Life as Christ’s Community – Romans 14:7-9

Gospel Reading – The Unforgiving Debtor – Matthew 18:21-35

Sunday 6th September – Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Repentance for Sin – Ezekiel 33:7-9

Second Reading – The Debt of Mutual Love – Romans 13:8-10

Gospel Reading – Reconciliation – Matthew 18:15-20

Gospel Readings for August

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them can be found by following the linkĀ http://www.wednesday.org.uk

Sunday 30th August – Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Jeremiah Complains to God – Jeremiah 20:7-9

Second Reading – The People of God – Romans 12:1-2

Gospel Reading – The Cross of Jesus – Matthew 16:21-27

Sunday 23rd August – Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Master of the Palace – Isaiah 22:19-23

Second Reading – God’s Wisdom and Knowledge – Romans 11-33-36

Gospel Reading – Jesus claims Peter as Rock – Matthew 16:13-20

Sunday 16th August – Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady

First Reading – The Woman Robed with the Sun – Revelation 11:19 12:1-6;10

Second Reading – Christ Firstborn from the Dead – 1 Corinthians 15:20-26

Gospel Reading – Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth – Luke 1:39-56

Sunday 9th August

First Reading – Elijah’s Encounter with the Lord – 1 Kings 19:9;11-13

Second Reading – The Holy People of Israel 9:1-5

Gospel Reading – Jesus and Peter on the Water – Matthew 14:22-33

Sunday 2nd August

First Reading – Invitation to the Banquet – Isaiah 55:1-3

Second Reading – A Celebration of God’s Love – Romans 8:35;37-39

Gospel Reading – A Family Day Out With Jesus – Matthew 14:13-21

Gospel Readings for July

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them are available by following the link www.wednesdayword.org

Sunday 26th July – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom – Kings 3:5;7-12

Second Reading – The True Image of the Son – Romans 8:28-30

Gospel Reading – Treasures Old and New – Matthew 13:44-52

Sunday 19th July – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Leniency of God – Wisdom 12:13;16-19

Second Reading – Prayer in the Spirit – Romans 8:26-27

Gospel Reading – A Parable of Growth – Matthew 13:24-30

Sunday 12th July – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Effective Word of God – Isaiah 55:10-11

Second Reading – Romans 8:18-23

Gospel Reading – The Parable of the Sower – Matthew 13:1-9

Sunday 5th July – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The King on a Donkey – Zechariah 9:9-10

Second Reading – The Spirit is Alive in You – Romans 8:9;11-13

Gospel Reading – Father and Son – Matthew 11:25-30

Gospel Readings for June

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesdayword.org

June 28th – The Feast of St Peter and Paul

First Reading – Peter’s Narrow Escape – Acts 12:1-11

Second Reading – Paul in the Evening of his Life – 2 Timothy 4:6-8;17-18

Gospel Reading – Peter the Rock – Matthew 16:13-19

June 21st – The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Persecuted Prophet – Jeremiah 20:10-13

Second Reading – Christ, the second Adam – St Paul to the Romans 5:12-15

Gospel Reading – The Mission of the Apostles – Matthew 10:26-33

June 14th – The Body and Blood of Christ

First Reading – Manna from Heaven – Deuteronomy 8:2-3;14-16

Second Reading – The One Body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

Gospel Reading – The True Bread of Life – John :51-58

June 7th – The Most Holy Trinity

First Reading – The Definition of God’s Name – Exodus 34:6:8-9

Second Reading – A Trinitarian Blessing – 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Gospel Reading – God so Loved the World – John 3:16-18

Gospel Readings for May

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesdayword.org

May 31st – Pentecost Sunday

First Reading – The Birth of the Church – Acts 2:1-11

Second Reading – The Body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:3-7;12-13

Gospel Reading – The Gift of Peace – John 20:19-23

May 24th – The Seventh Sunday in Easter

First Reading – Back to Jerusalem – Acts of the Apostles1:12-14

Second Reading – The Spirit of God Resting upon us – 1 Peter 4:13-16

Gospel Reading – The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus – John 17:1-11

May 17th – The Sixth Sunday in Easter

First Reading – The Gospel Spreads to Samaria – Acts of the Apostles 8:5-8;14-17

Second Reading – Defence of the Faith – 1 Peter 3:15-18

Gospel Reading – The Advocate whom the Father will send – John 14:15-21

May 10th – The Fifth Sunday in Easter

First Reading – The Appointment of Deacons – Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7

Second Reading – A Royal Priesthood – 1 Peter 2:4-9

Gospel Reading – Jesus warns of his Departure – John 14:1-12

May 3rd – The Fourth Sunday in Easter

First Reading – The First Conversions – Acts of the Apostles 2:14;36-41

Second Reading – The Example of Christ – 1 Peter 2:20-25

Gospel Reading – The Good Shepard – John 10:1-10

Gospel Reading for April

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesday.org

Sunday 26th April – Third Sunday of Easter

First Reading – The Meaning of Resurrection – Acts 2:14;22-33

Second Reading – The Blood of the Lamb – 1 Peter 1:17-21

Gospel Reading – The Journey to Emmaus – Luke 24:13-35

Sunday 19th April – Second Sunday of Easter

First Reading – A Community of Peace – Acts :42-47

Second Reading – A Sure Hope – 1 Peter 1:3-9

Gospel Reading – The Peace of the Risen Christ – John 20:19-31

Sunday 12th April – Easter Sunday

First Reading – Peter Instructs Cornelius – Acts 10:34;37-43

Second Reading – New Life in Christ – Colossians 3:1-4

Gospel Reading – The Empty Tomb – John 20:1-9

Sunday 5th April – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

First Reading – The Song of the Servant – Isaiah 50:4-7

Second Reading – Raised High through Suffering – Philippians 2:6-11

Gospel Reading – Jesus Enters Jerusalem – Matthew 21:1-11

Gospel Readings for March

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesdayword.org.uk

Sunday 29th March – Fifth Sunday in Lent

First Reading – The New Spirit – Ezekiel 37:12-14

Second Reading – The Gift of the Spirit – Romans 8:8-11

Gospel Reading – The Raising of Lazarus – John 11:1-45

Sunday 22nd March – Fourth Sunday in Lent

First Reading – David Anointed King – 1 Samuel 16:1;6-7;10-13

Second Reading – Rise from the Dead and Christ will Shine on You – Ephesians 5:8-14

Gospel Reading – The Cure of the Man born Blind – John 9:1;6-9;13-17;34-38

Sunday 15th March – Third Sunday in Lent

First Reading – Water from the Rock – Exodus 17:3-7

Second Reading – Peace with God through Jesus – Romans 5:1-2;5-8

Gospel Reading – The Samaritan at the Well – John 4:5-15;19-26;39-42

Sunday 8th March – Second Sunday in Lent

First Reading – The Call of Abraham – Genesis 12:1-4

Second Reading – The Response to God’s Love – 2 Timothy 1:8-10

Gospel Reading – The Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1-9

Sunday 1st March – First Sunday in Lent

First Reading – The Garden of Eden – Genesis 2:7-9;3:1-7

Second Reading – The Second Adam – Romans 5:12;17-19

Gospel Reading – The Testing of Jesus – Matthew 4:1-11

Gospel Readings for February

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The Gospel Readings for February and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesdayword.org

Sunday 23rd February – The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Love of Neighbour – Leviticus 19:1-2;17-18

Second Reading – The Temple of God – 1 Corinthians 3:16-23

Gospel Reading – Jesus completes the Law – Matthew 5:38-48

Sunday 16th February – The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Contrasts – Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20

Second Reading – The Hidden Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 2:6-10

Gospel Reading – Jesus Teaches the True Meaning of the Law – Matthew 5:20-22;27-28;33-34;37

Sunday 9th February – The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Authentic Conversion – Isaiah 58:7-10

Second Reading – The Secret of Paul’s Success – 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Gospel Reading – Salt and Light – Matthew 5:13-16

Sunday 2nd February – The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

First Reading – The Coming of the Lord – Malachi 3:1-4

Second Reading – The Faithful High Priest – Hebrews 2:14-18

Gospel Reading – The Child Destined for the Rise and Fall of Many – Luke 2:22-40

Gospel Reading for January

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The Gospel Reading for January and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesdayword.org

Sunday 26th January – The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Light in the Land of Darkness – Isaiah 8:23-9:3

Second Reading – The Divided Community – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13;17

Gospel Reading – The Call of the First Disciples – Matthew 4:12-23

Sunday 19th January – The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Israel the Servant of the Lord – Isaiah 49:3;5-6

Second Reading – The Beginning of the first Corinthians – 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Gospel Reading – The Lamb of God – John 1:29-34

Sunday 12th January – The Lord’s Baptism

First Reading – The Servant of the Lord – Isaiah 42:1-4;6-7

Second Reading – Peter Prepares Cornelius – Acts of the Apostles 10;34-38

Gospel Reading – The Baptism of Jesus – Matthew 3:13-17

Sunday 5th January – The Epiphany

First Reading – The Glory of the Lord has Risen upon You – Isiah 60:1-6

Second Reading – The Climax of Creation – Ephesians 3:2-3;5-6

Gospel Reading – Wise Men from the East – Matthew 2:1-12

Gospel Readings for December

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The Gospel readings for December and reflections on them can be found by following the link www.wednesdayword.org

December 29th – The Holy Family

First Reading – Honour your Father and Mother – Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6;12-14

Second Reading – The Overcoat of Love – Colossians 3:12-21

Gospel Reading – The Flight into Egypt – Matthew 2:13-15;19-23

December 22nd – Fourth Sunday in Advent

First Reading – The Virgin is with Child – Isaiah 7:10-14

Second Reading – The Son of God in Power – Romans 1:1-7

Gospel Reading – Emmanuel – Matthew 1:18-24

December 15th – Third Sunday in Advent

First Reading – The Eyes of the Blind shall been Opened – Isaiah 35:1-6;10

Second Reading – Waiting for the Lord – James 5:7-10

Gospel Reading – Miracles of the Messiah – Matthew 11:2-11

December 8th – Second Sunday in Advent

First Reading – A Shoot from the Stock of Jesse – Isaiah 11:1-10

Second Reading – The Generosity of Christ – Romans 15:4-9

Gospel Reading – John the Baptists Call to Repentance – Matthew 3:1-12

December 1st – First Sunday in Advent

First Reading – The Vision of Peace – Isaiah 2:1-5

Second Reading – The Time is Near – Romans 13:11-14

Gospel Reading – Like a Thief in the Night – Matthew 24:37-44