Gospel Readings for January

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This week’s readings and reflections on them can be found by following the link http://www.wednesday.org

January 24th – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

January 17th – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 1:35-42

January 10th – The Baptism of the Lord

First Reading – Preparing the Way – Isaiah 55:1-11

Second Reading – The Love of the Children of God – 1 John 5:1-9

Gospel Reading – The Baptism of Jesus – Mark 1:7-11

January 3rd – Second Sunday after the Nativity

First Reading – The Wisdom of God takes Root – Sirach 24:1-2;8-12

Second Reading – The Cosmic Plan of God – Ephesians 1:3-6;15-18

Gospel Reading – The Word made Flesh – John 1:1-5;9-14

Gospel Reading for December

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The Gospel Reading for December and reflections  on them can be found by following the link http://www.wednesdayword.org

Sunday 27th December- Feast of 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 Presentation in the Temple – Luke 2:22-40

Sunday 6th 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

Gospel Readings for November

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

Sunday 29th November – The First Sunday in Advent

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

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

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

Sunday 22nd November – Christ the King

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

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

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

Sunday 15th 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 8th 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 1st November – Feast of All Saints

First Reading – The Martyrs in Safe Keeping – Revelation 7:2-4;9-14

Second Reading – We Shall be Like Him – 1 John 3:1-3

Gospel Reading – The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1-12

Gospel Readings for October

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

Sunday 25th October – 30th 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 18th October – 29th 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 11th October – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Lord’s Banquet – Isaiah 25:6-10

Second Reading – Ready for Anything with the Help of God – Philippians 4:12-14;19-20

Gospel Reading – An Invitation to the Wedding Feast – Matthew 20:1-10

Sunday 3rd October – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

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

Sunday 10th October – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Lord’s Banquet – Isaiah 25:1-10

Second Reading – Ready for Anything with the Help of God – Philippians – 4:12-14;19-20

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

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 link 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