Gospel Readings for January

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

Sunday 23rd January – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Ezra Reads from the Law – Nehemiah 8:2-6;8-10

Second Reading – The Body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:12-14;27

Gospel Reading – Jesus Proclaims his Message – Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Sunday 16th January – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Wedding Feast of the Lord – Isaiah 62:1-5

Second Reading – Gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Gospel Reading – The Wedding Feast at Cana – John 2:1-11

Sunday 9th January – The Baptism of the Lord

First Reading – Console My People, Console Them – Isaiah 40:1-5;9-11

Second Reading – Reborn in the Cleansing Waters – Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7

Gospel Reading – The Coming of the Spirit – Luke 3:15-16;21-22

Sunday 2nd January – 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 – John1:1-5;9-14

Gospel Readings for December

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Sunday 26th December – The Feast of the Holy Family – Luke 2:41-52

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 Child Jesus in the Temple

Sunday 19th December – Fourth Sunday in Advent

First Reading – The Ruler from Bethlehem – Micah 5:1-4

Second Reading – I am Coming to do Your Will – Hebrews 10:5-10

Gospel Reading – The Visitation – Luke 1:39-44

Sunday 12th December – Third Sunday in Advent

First Reading – Rejoice Daughter of Jerusalem – Zephaniah 3:14-18

Second Reading – Be Joyful in the Lord – Philippians 4:4-7

Gospel Reading – John the Baptists Counsel – Luke 3:10-18

Sunday 5th December – Second Sunday of Advent

First Reading – High Mountains Laid Flat – Baruch 5:1-9

Second Reading – Filled with the Fruits of Uprightness – Philippians 1:4-6;8-11

Gospel Reading – The Baptist’s Message – Luke 3:1-6

Gospel Readings for November

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

Sunday 28th November – First Sunday in Advent

First Reading – The Branch for David – Jeremiah 33:14-16

Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 3:12-42

Gospel Reading – Liberation is Near at Hand – Luke 21:25-28;34-36

Sunday 21st November – Our Lord Jesus Christ Universal King

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

Second Reading – The Lord of the Church – Revelation 1:5-8

Gospel Reading – Judgement before Pilate – John 18:33-37

Sunday 14th November – Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Resurrection of the Dead – Daniel 12:1-3

Second Reading – One Single Sacrifice – Hebrews 10:11-14;18

Gospel Reading – The Coming of the Son of Man – Mark 13:24-32

Sunday 7th November – Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Elijah and the Widow – 1 Kings 17:10-16

Second Reading – Christ’s Sacrifice once and for All – Hebrews 9:24-28

Gospel Reading – The Widow’s Offering – Mark 12:38-44

Gospel Readings for October

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Sunday 31st October The 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

Sunday 24th October Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Israel is my First Born Son – Jeremiah 31:7-9

Second Reading – High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek – Hebrews 5:1-6

Gospel Reading – Blind Bartimaeus – Mark 10:46:52

Sunday 17th October Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Suffering Servant of the Lord – Isaiah 53:10-11

Second Reading – The Supreme High Priest – Hebrews 4:14-16

Gospel Reading – A Life of Service – Mark 10:35-45

Sunday 10th October Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Riches of Wisdom – Wisdom 7:7-11

Second Reading – The Word of God – Hebrews 4:12-13

Gospel Reading – The Rich Mans Question – Mark 10:17-30

Sunday 3rd October Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – God Gives Man a Partner – Genesis 2:18-24

Second Reading – The Leader to Salvation – Hebrews 2:9-11

Gospel Reading – Two Become One Flesh – Mark 10:2-16

Gospel Readings for September

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

Sunday 26th September – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Openness to the Spirit – Numbers 11:25-29

Second Reading – The Dangers of Wealth – James 5:1-6

Gospel Reading – Help and Hindrances’ – Mark 9;38-43;45;47-48

Sunday 19th September – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Good Man Taunted – The Book of Wisdom 2:12;17-20

Second Reading – Peace and Prayer 3:16-4:3

Gospel Reading – The Second Prophecy of the Passion – Mark 9:30-37

Sunday 12th September – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Servant of the Lord – Isaiah 50:5-9

Second Reading – Faith and Works – James 2:14-18

Gospel Reading – Peter’s Declaration of Faith and Jesus’s Reply – Mark 8:27-35

Sunday 5th September – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Day of the Lord – Isaiah 35:4-7

Second Reading – Shabby or Chic – James 2:1-5

Gospel Reading – Jesus Cures a Deaf Man – Mark 7:31-37

Gospel Readings for August

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

Sunday 29th August – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Gift of the Law – Deuteronomy 4:1-2;6-8

Second Reading – Putting the Word in Action – James 1:17-18;21-22;27

Gospel Reading – The True Purpose of the Law – Mark 7:1-8;14-15;21-23

Sunday 22nd August – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Renewal of the Covenant at Shecham – Joshua 24:1-2;15-18

Second Reading – The Mystery of Christ’s Love – Ephesians 5:21-32

Gospel Reading – We Believe Lord to Whom Shall We Go – John 6:60-69

Sunday 15th August – Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady

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

Second Reading – Christ, First-born from the Dead – 1 Corinthians 15:20-26

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

Sunday 8th August – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Elijah’s Breakfast – 1 Kings 4-8

Second Reading – The Seal of the Spirit – Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2

Gospel Reading – Belief as Eternal Life – John 6:41-51

Sunday 1st August – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Manna from Heaven – Exodus 16:2-4;12-15

Second Reading – A New Creation in Christ – Ephesians 4:17;20-24

Gospel Reading – The Bread of Life – John 6:24-35

Gospel Readings for July

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

Sunday 25th July 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Elisha Feeds the Crowds – 2 Kings 4:42-44

Second Reading – The Unity of the Church – Ephesians 4:1-6

Gospel Reading – The Feeding of the Five Thousand – John 6:1-15

Sunday 18th July 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Lord will Shepherd Israel – Jeremiah 23:1-6

Second Reading – The Unity of Believers – Ephesians 2:13-18

Gospel Reading – Gathering to be Fed – Mark 6:30-34

Sunday 11th July 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Unwilling Messenger – Amos 7:12-15

Second Reading – The Cosmic Plan of God – Ephesians 1:3-14

Gospel Reading – Instructions for Missionaries – Mark 6:7-13

Sunday 4th July 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Call of a Prophet – Ezekiel 2:2-5

Second Reading – Paul’s Weakness & Strength – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Gospel Reading – A Prophet Despised in his Own Country – Mark 6:1-6

Gospel Readings for June

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

Sunday 27th June – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Immortality – Wisdom 1:13-15 2:23-24

Second Reading – Generous Giving – 2 Corinthians 8:7;9;13-15

Gospel Reading – Two Curses of Women – Mark 5:21-43

Sunday 20th June – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – God Responds to Job’s Agony – Job 38:1;8-11

Second Reading – The New Creation – 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

Gospel Reading – Jesus Calms the Storm – Mark 4:35-41

Sunday 13th June – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Noble Cedar – Ezekiel 17:22-24

Second Reading – At Home with the Lord – 2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Gospel Reading – The Seed Growing – Mark 4:26-34

Sunday 6th June – The Most Holy Body & Blood of the Lord

First Reading – God’s Covenant with his People – Exodus 24:3-8

Second Reading – The Blood of Christ – Hebrews 9:11-15

Gospel Reading – A New Partnership – Mark 14:12-16;22-26

Gospel Readings for May

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The weekly readings and reflections on them can be found by following the link http://www.wednesdayword.org.uk

Sunday 30th May – Feast of the Holy Trinity

First Reading – The God of Love – Deuteronomy 4:32-34;39-40

Second Reading –  Son, Father & Spirit – Romans 8:14-17

Gospel Reading – Baptism into the Trinity – Matthew 28:16-20

Sunday 16th May – The Seventh Sunday in Easter

First Reading – The Twelve Tribes of the New Israel – Acts 1:15-17;20-26

Second Reading – God Lives and Loves in Us – 1 John 4:11-16

Gospel Reading – Sharing Christ’s Joy to the Full – John 17;11-19

Sunday 9th May – Sixth Sunday of Easter

First Reading – The Conversion of Cornelius – Acts 10:25-26;24-35;44-48

Second Reading – Christian Love – 1 John 4:7-10

Gospel Reading – Loving like God – John 15:9-17

Sunday 2nd May – Fifth Sunday of Easter

First Reading – Paul’s Fearless Proclamation – Acts 9:26-31

Second Reading – The Two Commandments – 1 John 3:18-24

Gospel Reading – The True Vine – John 15:1-8

Gospel Readings for April

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

Sunday 25th April – Fourth Sunday of Easter

First Reading – Carrying on the Life of Jesus – Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12

Second Reading – Sharing the Heritage of Jesus – 1 John 3:1-2

Gospel Reading – The Good Shephard – John 10:11-18

Sunday 18th April – Third Sunday of Easter

First Reading – Peter’s Speech to the People of Jerusalem – Acts3:13-15;17-19

Second Reading – Our Advocate with the Father – 1 John 2:1-5

Gospel Reading – Fish for Supper – Luke 24:35-48

Sunday 11th April – Second Sunday of Easter

First Reading – Christian Sharing – Acts 4:32-35

Second Reading – Begotten by God – 1 John 5:1-6

Gospel Reading – Jesus in the Upper Room – John 20:19-31

Sunday 4th 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