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

 

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.uk

November 24th – Christ the King

First Reading – David Anointed King – 2 Samuel 5:1-3

Second Reading – The Kingdom of Forgiveness – Colossians 1:12-20

Gospel Reading – The King of Forgiveness – Luke 23:35-43

November 17th – Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Burning like an Oven – 2 Malachi 3:19-21

Second Reading – Keep Busy – 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

Gospel Reading – Perseverance – Luke 21:5-19

November 10th – Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Rising to New Life – 2 Maccabees 7:1-2;9-14

Second Reading – The Lord is Faithful – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5

Gospel Reading – The Sadduccees’ Riddle – Luke 20:27-38

November 3rd – Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – God’s Love for All – Wisdom 11:22;12:2

Second Reading – The Final Coming of the Lord – 2 Thessalonians 1:11;2:2

Gospel Reading – Zacchaeus – Luke 19:1-10

Gospel Reading for October

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

Sunday 27th October – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – The Prayer of the Humble – Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 35:12-14;16-19

Second Reading – Paul’s Farewell – 2 Timothy 4:6-8;16-18

Gospel Reading – The Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Luke 18:9-14

Sunday 20th October – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Perseverance in Prayer – Exodus 17:8-13

Second Reading – The Uses of Scripture – 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2

Gospel Reading – The Answer to Prayer – Luke 18:1-8

Sunday 13th October – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Naaman the Syrian – 2 Kings 5:14-17

Second Reading – The Grounds for Hope – 2 Timothy 2:8-13

Gospel Reading – The Samaritan Leper – Luke 17:11-19

Sunday 6th October – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Keep Going – Habakkuk 1:2-3;2:2-4

Second Reading – Sound Teaching – 2 Timothy 1:6-8;13-14

Gospel Reading – The Reward of Faith – Luke 17:5-10

Gospel Readings for September

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

Sunday 29th September – Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Couch-Potatoes – Amos 6:1;4-7

Second Reading – Sevenfold Praise – 1 Timothy 6:11-16

Gospel Reading – The Rich Man and Lazarus – Luke 16:19-31

Sunday 22nd September – Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Racketeering -Amos 8:4-7

Second Reading – Universal Salvation – 1 Timothy 2:1-8

Gospel Reading – The Dishonest Steward – Luke 16:1-13

Sunday 15th September – Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Israel Rebels in the Desert – Exodus 32:7-11;13-14

Second Reading – Paul the Sinner – 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Gospel Reading – Forgiveness – Luke 15:1-32

Sunday 8th September – Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – In Praise of Divine Wisdom – Wisdom 9:13-18

Second Reading – Paul & Philemon – Philemon 9-10;12-17

Gospel Reading – The Cost of Discipleship – Luke 14:25-33

Sunday 1st September – Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Humility – Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20;28-19

Second Reading – The City of the Living God – Hebrews 12:18-19;22-24

Gospel Reading – Invitations – Luke 14 1;7-14

Gospel Readings for August

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The Gospel Readings for August and reflections on them are available to download by following the link www.wednesday.org.uk

Sunday 25th August 2019 – The Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Salvation to the Nations – Isaiah 66:18-21

Second Reading – The Discipline of Suffering – Hebrews 12:5-7;11-13

Gospel Reading – The Narrow Door – Luke 13:22-30

Sunday 18th August 2019 – The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Jeremiah in the Well – Jeremiah 38:4-6;8-10

Second Reading – Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our Faith – Hebrews 12:1-4

Gospel Reading – Fire to the Earth – Luke 12:49-53

Sunday 11th August 2019 – The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – A Contrast between Israel and Egypt – Wisdom 18:6-9

Second Reading – The People of God on Pilgrimage – Hebrews 11:1-2;8-12

Gospel Reading – Being Ready for the Masters Return – Luke 12:35-40

Sunday 4th August 2019 – The Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Vanity of Vanities – Ecclesiastes 1:2;2;21-23

Second Reading – Colossians 3:1-5;9-11

Gospel Reading – The Dangers of Wealth – Luke 12:13-21

 

Gospel Readings for July

Roger EleyReadings

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

Sunday 28th July – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Abraham Bargains with God – Genesis 18:20-32

Second Reading – Baptized in to Christ – Colossians 2:12-14

Gospel Reading – The Lord’s Prayer – Luke 11:1-13

Sunday 21st July – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Abraham’s Hospitality – Genesis 18:1-10

Second Reading – The Servant of the Church – Colossians – 1:24-28

Gospel Reading – Martha and Mary – Luke 10:38-42

Sunday 14th July – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – Moses’ Final Counsel – Deuteronomy 30:10-14

Second Reading – Christ the First-Born – Colossians 1:15-20

Gospel Reading – The Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37

Sunday 7th July – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading – As a Mother Comforts her Child – Isaiah 66:10-14

Second Reading – The Triumph of the Cross – Galatians 6:14-18

Gospel Reading – The Mission in Action – Luke 10:1-12;17-20

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

Sunday 30th June – The Feast of St Peter and St 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

Sunday 23rd June – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

First Reading – The Blessing of Melchizidek – Genesis 14:18-20

Second Reading – The Lord’s Supper – 1 Corinthians 11;23-26

Gospel Reading – Jesus Gives Food to the Crowds – Luke 9:11-17

Sunday 16th June – Feast of the Holy Trinity

First Reading – The Wisdom of God – Proverbs 8:22-31

Second Reading – The Three Persons at Work – Romans 5:1-5

Gospel Reading – Father, Son and Sprit – John 16:12-15

Sunday 9th June – Pentecost Sunday

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

Second Reading – The Spirit of Christ in Me – Romans 8:8-17

Gospel Reading – The Paraclete – John 14:15-16;23-26

Sunday 2nd June – The Seventh Sunday of Easter

First Reading – The Martyrdom of Stephen – Acts 7:55-60

Second Reading – The Final Coming of Christ – Revelation 22;12-14;16-17;20

Gospel Reading – The Glory of Christ – John 17:20-26

Gospel Reading in May

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

Sunday 26th May – Sixth Sunday of Easter

First Reading – The Council at Jerusalem – Acts 15:1-2;22-29

Second Reading – The Holy City of Jerusalem – Revelation

Gospel Reading – The Promise of the Spirit – John 14:23-29

Sunday 19th May – Fifth Sunday of Easter 21:10-14;22-23

First Reading – The End of Paul’s First Missionary Journey – Acts 14:21-27

Second Reading – The New Jerusalem – Revelations 21:1-5

Gospel Reading – The Commandment of Love – John 13:31-35

Sunday 12th May – Fourth Sunday of Easter

First Reading – Paul Turns to the Gentiles – Acts 13:14;43-52

Second Reading – The Innumerable Gathering of the Redeemed – Revelations 7:9;14-17

Gospel Reading – Jesus the Good Shepherd – John 10:27-30

Sunday 5th May – Third Sunday of Easter

First Reading – The Apostles in the Dock – Acts 5:27-32;40-41

Second Reading – The Lamb in Glory – Revelations 5:11-14

Gospel Reading – Jesus meets his Disciples at the Lake – John 21:1-19