The Nativity of St John the Baptist
Reading 1 Isa 49:1—6 I will make you the light of the nations.
Psalm Ps 138:1-3, 13-15 r. 14 I thank you for the wonder of my being.
Reading 2 Acts 13:22-26 Jesus, whose coming was heralded by John.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 1: 76 As for you, little child, you shall be called a prophet
of God, the Most High. You shall go ahead of the Lord to prepare his ways before
Gospel Luke 1:57-66, 80 His name is John.
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 He has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil
Psalm Ps 68:8-10. 14.17. 33-35 r.14 In your great love, answer me, O God.
Reading 2 Rom 5:12-15 The gift considerably outweighed the fall.
Gospel Acclamation John 1:14.12 The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all
who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.
John 15:26. 27 The Spirit of truth will be my witness; and you too will be my witnesses.
Gospel Matt 10:26-33 Do not be afraid of those who will kill the body.
St Peter & St Paul
Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 Now I know the Lord really did save me from Herod.
Psalm Ps 33:2-9 r. 5 or 8 From all my terrors the Lord set me free. or
The angel of the Lord rescues those who revere him.
Reading 2 2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18 All there is to come is the crown of righteousness reserved
Gospel Acclamation Matt: 16:18 You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church.
And the gates of the underworld can never hold out against it.
Gospel Matt 16:13-19 You are Peter, and I will give you the keys of the kingdom of
Special day of prayer in Canada - Blessings and prayers for home and family
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 This is a holy man of God, let him rest there.
Psalm Ps 88: 2-3. 16-19 r.2 I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord.
Reading 2 Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 When we were baptised we went into the tomb with Christ,
so that we too might live a new life.
Gospel Acclamation cf. Acts 16:14 Open our hearts, O Lord, to accept the words of
1 Peter 2:9 You are a chosen ace, a royal priesthood, a people set apart to sing
the praises of God who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Gospel Matt 10:37-42 Anyone who does not take his cross is not worthy of me. Anyone
who welcomes you welcomes me.
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1 Zech 9:9-10 See now, your king comes humbly to you.
Psalm Ps 144: 1-2. 8-11. 13-14 r. 1 I will bless your name for ever, O God my King
Reading 2 Rom 8:9, 11-13 If by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body,
you will live.
Gospel Acclamation cf. Matt 11:25 Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.
Gospel Matt 11:25-30 I am gentle and humble of heart.
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The liturgical feast day Our Lady of the Scapular is popularly associated with the
devotion of the Scapular.
Reading 1 Isa 55:10-11 The rain makes the earth give growth.
Psalm Ps 64:10-14 r.Lk 8:8 Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.
Reading 2 Rom 8:18-23 The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his
Gospel Acclamation 1 Sam 3:9; John 6:68 Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you
have the message of eternal life.
The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower; whoever finds the seed will remain
Gospel Matt 13:1-23 A sower went out to sow.
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading Wisdom 12:13,16-19 God has shown himself to be a God of justice and
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 86:5-6,9-10,15-16 A prayer to God for mercy.
Second Reading Romans 8:26-27 The Spirit intercedes for us with God.
Gospel Matthew 13:24-43 Jesus offers parables about the Kingdom of Heaven and explains
them to his disciples.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading 1 Kings 3:5,7-12 Solomon pleases God when he asks for a wise and understanding
heart to better govern the people.
Responsorial Psalm Psalm 119:57,72,76-77,127-130 The law of the Lord is more precious
than silver and gold.
Second Reading Romans 8:28-30 God chose us to be conformed to the image of his Son.
Gospel Reading Matthew 13:44-52 Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of Heaven.