Gospel Readings for March

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

Sunday 3rd March – Third Sunday in Lent

First Reading – The Ten Commandments – Exodus 20:1-17

Second Reading – The Scandal of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 22-25

Gospel Reading – The Cleansing of the Temple – John 2:13-25

Gospel Readings for February

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

Once open Click the “Parish Enter Here” link which will open the weekly readings

Week 25th February – Second Sunday in Lent

First Reading – The Sacrifice of Isaac – Genesis 22:1-2;9-13;15-18

Second Reading – Paul Rejoices in Gods Love – Romans 8:31-34

Gospel Reading – The Transfiguration – Mark 9:2-10

Week 18th February – First Sunday in Lent

First Reading – The Covenant with Noah – Genesis 9:8-15

Second Reading – The Pledge of a Good Conscience – 1 Peter 3:18-22

Gospel Reading – Jesus is Tested in the Desert – Mark 1:12-15

Week 11th February – Sixth Sunday of the Year

First Reading – Leprosy – Leviticus – 13:1-2;44-46

Second Reading – Liberty and Love – 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1

Gospel Reading – Jesus Heals a Leper – Mark 1:40-45

Week 4th February – Fifth Sunday of the Year

First Reading – Job Suffering – Job 7:1-4;6-7

Second Reading – Paul the Servant of All – 1 Corinthians 9:16-19;22-23

Gospel Reading – Jesus at Capernaum – Mark 1:29-39

Gospel Readings for January

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The readings and reflections on them for the new year can be found by following the linkĀ http://wednesdayword.org

Sunday 28th January – 4th Sunday of the Year

First Reading – The Second Moses – Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Second Reading – Marriage or Celibacy – Corinthians 7:32-35

Gospel Reading – Jesus Teaches with Authority – Mark 1:21-28

Sunday 21st January – 3rd Sunday of the Year

First Reading – Nineveh Changes its Ways – Jonah 3:1-5;10

Second Reading – The Passing World – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Gospel Reading – The Call of the Disciples – Mark 1:14-20

Sunday 14th January – 2nd Sunday of the Year

First Reading – The Call of Samuel – 1 Samuel 3:3-10;19

Second Reading – The Body Belongs to Christ – 1 Corinthians 6:13-15;17-20

Gospel Reading – The First Disciples – John 1:31-42

Sunday 7th January – Epiphany

First Reading – Camels. Gold & Incense – Isaiah 60:1-6

Second Reading – God’s Special Secret – 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 Wednesday Word website has had a revamp for 2024. with the same content but a new layout.

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

Sunday 31st December – The Feast of the Holy Family

First Reading – Honour Your Father & Mother – Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6;12-14

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

Gospel Reading – The Presentation in the Temple – Luke 2:22-40

Sunday 24th December – Fourth Sunday in Advent

First Reading – The King Forever – 2 Samuel 7:1-5;8-12;14;16

Second Reading – The Last Secret – Romans 16:25-27

Gospel Reading – The Annunciation – Luke 1:26-38

Sunday 17th December – Third Sunday in Advent

First Reading – Good News for the Poor – Isaiah 61:1-2;10-11

Second Reading – Joy in the Lord – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

Gospel Reading – A Voice Crying in the Desert – John 1:6-8;19-28

Sunday 10th December – Second Sunday in Advent

First Reading – Console my People. Console them – Isaiah 40:1-5;9-11

Second Reading – The Lord Comes in the Night – 2 Peter 3:8-14

Gospel Reading – Baptism for Conversion – Mark 1:1-8

Sunday 3rd December – First Sunday in Advent

First Reading – The Thrill of Hope – Isaiah 63:16-17;64:1;3-8

Second Reading – Waiting for the Lord – 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel Reading – The Watcher at the Door – Mark 13:33-37

Gospel Readings for November

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

Sunday 26th November – Christ the King

First Reading – The Loving Shepherd – Ezekiel 34:11-12;15-17

Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 15:20-26;26;28

Gospel Reading – The Last Judgement – Matthew 25:31-46

Sunday 19th November – Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – A Woman about the House – Proverbs 31:10-13;19-20;30-31

Second Reading – A Thief in the Night – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6

Gospel Reading – A Story about Talents – Matthew 25:14-15;19-21

Sunday 12th November – Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Search for Wisdom – Wisdom 6:12-16

Second Reading – The Last Trumpet – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Gospel Reading – The Ten Wedding Attendants – Matthew 25:1-13

Sunday 5th November -Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – A Corrupt Leadership – Malachi 1:14-2:2;8-10

Second Reading – Paul’s Care for his Converts – 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9;13

Gospel Reading – The Scribes and Pharisees Denounce – Matthew 23:1-12

Gospel Readings for October

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

Sunday 29th October Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Commandments about the Vulnerable and the Poor – Exodus 22:20-26

Second Reading – Servants of the Living God – 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10

Gospel Reading – The Greatest Commandment – Matthew 22:34-40

Sunday 22nd October Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Cyrus King of Persia, Chosen by God – Isaiah 45:1;4-6

Second Reading – Paul Greets the Church in Thessalonica – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5

Gospel Reading – Giving God His Due – Matthew 22:15-21

Sunday 15th October Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Lords Banquet – Isaiah 25:6-10

Second Reading – Ready for Anything – With the Help of God – Philippians 2:12-14;19-20

Gospel Reading – An Invitation to the Wedding Feast – Matthew 22:1-10

Sunday 8th October Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Song in the Vineyard – Isaiah 5:1-7

Second Reading – Advice for the Community – Philippians 4:6-9

Gospel Reading – True Justice – Matthew 21:33-43

Sunday 1st October 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

Gospel Readings for September

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

Sunday 24th September – Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Second Reading – Life to me is Christ – Philippians – 1:20;24-27

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

Sunday 17th September – Twenty Fourth 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 10th September – Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Repentance for Sin – Ezekiel 22:7-9

Second Reading – The Debt of Mutual Love – Romans 134:8-10

Gospel Reading – Reconciliation – Matthew 18:15-20

Sunday 3rd September – Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Second Reading – The People of God – Romans 12:2-7

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

Gospel Readings for August 2023

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The Gospel Readings and reflections on them can be found at www.wednesdayword.org

Sunday 28th 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 21st August – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – God Saves All Nations – Isaiah 56:1;6-7

Second Reading – The Obedience of All Nations – Romans 11:13-15;29-32

Gospel Reading – Jesus and the Canaanite Woman – Matthew 15:21-28

Sunday 14th August – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

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

Sunday 7th August – The Transfiguration of the Lord

First Reading – One Like a Son of Man – Daniel 7:9-10;13-14

Second Reading – Peters Witness to the Transfiguration – Second Letter of St Peter 1:16-19

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

Gospel Reading for July 2023

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

Sunday 30th July – Seventeenth 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 New & Old – Matthew 13:44-52

Sunday 23rd July – Sixteenth 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 16th July – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Second Reading – Creation Freed from Corruption – Romans 8:18-23

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

Sunday 9th July – Fourteenth 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

Sunday 2nd July – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Elisha and the Woman of Shumen – 2 Kings 4:8-11;14-16

Second Reading – Baptism into Christ – Romans 6:4;8-11

Gospel Reading – Hardships of the Apostolate – Matthew 10:37-42

Gospel Reading for June

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

Sunday 25th June – 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

Sunday 18th June – The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – God Chooses Israel to be his own Possession – Exodus 19:2-6

Second Reading – Reconciled to God – St Paul to the Romans – 5:6-11

Gospel Reading – The New Israel – Matthew 9:36-10:8

Sunday 11th June – 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 Blood of Christ – John 6:51-58

Sunday 4th June – Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

First Reading – The Definition of God’s Name – Exodus 34:4-6;8-9

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

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