Sunday Gospel Reading

17th October 2021

Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 10:35-45

Seventeenth Sunday

The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many


Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 10:35-45

 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink, or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised?’ They replied, ‘We can.’ Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’
 When the other ten heard this they began to feel indignant with James and John, so Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that among the pagans their so-called rulers lord it over them, and their great men make their authority felt. This is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

10th October 2021

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 10:23-27

Seventeenth Sunday

“How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”


Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 10:23-27

 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

3rd October 2021

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 10:13-16

Seventeenth Sunday

“Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.”


Twentyseventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 10:13-16

 And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

26th September 2021

Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

Seventeenth Sunday

Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.


Twentysixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

 At that time, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us. Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

19th September 2021

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 9:30-37

Seventeenth Sunday

The Son of Man is to be handed over…. Whoever wishes to be first will be the servant of all.


Twentyfifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 9:30-37

 Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.

 They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house, he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

12th September 2021

Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 8:27-35

Seventeenth Sunday


Twentyfourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 8:27-35

 Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said to him in reply, “You are the Christ.” Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.

 He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days. He spoke this openly. Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

 He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

5th September 2021

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 7:31-37

Seventeenth Sunday


TwentythirdSunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 7:31-37

Again Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!”—that is, “Be opened!”—And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly. He ordered them not to tell anyone. But the more he ordered them not to, the more they proclaimed it. They were exceedingly astonished and they said, “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

29th August 2021

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Seventeenth Sunday


Twentysecond Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.—For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands, keeping the tradition of the elders. And on coming from the marketplace they do not eat without purifying themselves. And there are many other things that they have traditionally observed, the purification of cups and jugs and kettles and beds.—So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him, “Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?” He responded, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:
This people honors me with their lips,/ but their hearts are far from me;/ in vain do they worship me,/ teaching as doctrines human precepts.
You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.”
He summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.
“From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile.”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

22nd August 2021

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.60-69

Seventeenth Sunday


Twentyfirst Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.60-69

Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.”
As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

15th August 2021

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Lk 1.51

Seventeenth Sunday


The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Lk 1.46-48

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

8th August 2021

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.51

Seventeenth Sunday


Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.51

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

28th July 2021

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.35

Seventeenth Sunday


Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.35

”Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. ”

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

18th July 2021

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.11-12,13

Seventeenth Sunday


Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jn 6.11-12,13

Now there was a great deal of grass in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted. So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat. 

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

11th July 2021

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 6.12-13

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 6.12-13

So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

4th July 2021

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 6.1-6

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Forthteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 6.1-6

“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.”  

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

27th June 2021

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 5.21-43

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 5.21-43

Daughter, your faith has saved you.
Go in peace and be cured of your affliction. (5.34)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

20th June 2021

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Mk 4.35-41

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 4.35-41

“Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?”(Mk4.40)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

13th June 2021

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 4:26-34

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 4:26-34

“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”(Mk 4.30-32)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

6th June 2021

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, gave it to them, and said,
'Take it; this is my body.'

Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them,
and they all drank from it.
He said to them,
'This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. (14.22-24)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

30th May 2021

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Mt 28:16-20

behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.(28.20)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

23rd May 2021

Pentecost Sunday 

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Pentecost Sunday Mass during the Day
Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15

I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

16th May 2021

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Mk 16:15-20

Go into the whole world
and proclaim the gospel to every creature.(16.15)

So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them,
was taken up into heaven
and took his seat at the right hand of God.(16.19)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

25th April 2021

Fourth Sunday of Easter 

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Fourth Sunday of Easter
Jn 10.11-18

I am the good shepherd.
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.(10.11)

I am the good shepherd,
and I know mine and mine know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father;
and I will lay down my life for the sheep.(10.14-15)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

18th April 2021

Third Sunday of Easter 

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Third Sunday of Easter
Lk 24:35-48

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name to all the nations,
beginning from Jerusalem. (24.45-47)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

11th April 2021

Second Sunday of Easter ( Sunday of Divine Mercy)

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Second Sunday of Easter Sunday of Divine Mercy
Jn 20:19-31

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”(20.19-23)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition ©

4th April 2021

Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of the Lord

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Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of the Lord
Jn 20:1-9

When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.(Jn20.6-9)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

28th March 2021

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Mk 15:1-39

When the centurion who stood facing him
saw how he breathed his last he said,
“Truly this man was the Son of God!”(15.39)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

21st March 2021

Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jn 12:20-33

Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
it remains just a grain of wheat;
but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Whoever loves his life loses it,
and whoever hates his life in this world
will preserve it for eternal life.(12.24-25)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

14th March 2021

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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Fourth Sunday of Lent
Jn 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.(3.16)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

7th March 2021

Third Sunday of Lent

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Third Sunday of Lent
Jn 2:13-25

Jesus answered and said to them,
"Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up."
The Jews said,
"This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,
and you will raise it up in three days?"
But he was speaking about the temple of his body. (2.19-21)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

22nd February 2021

Second Sunday of Lent

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Second Sunday of Lent
Mk 9:2-10

Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
from the cloud came a voice,
“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
but Jesus alone with them.(9.7-8)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

21st February 2021

First Sunday of Lent

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First Sunday of Lent
Mk 1:12-15

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert,
and he remained in the desert for forty days,
tempted by Satan.
He was among wild beasts,
and the angels ministered to him.(1.12-13)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

14th February 2021

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 1:40-45
A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said,
“If you wish, you can make me clean.”
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
touched him, and said to him,
“I do will it. Be made clean.”
The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean.(1.40-42)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

7th February 2021

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 1:29-39

He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.
Then the fever left her and she waited on them.(1.31)

He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.(1.34)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

30th January 2021

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 1:21-28

The people were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.(1.22)

“What is this?
A new teaching with authority.
He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”(1.27)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

24th January 2021

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mk 1:14-20

“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.”(1:15)

Jesus said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.(1:17-18)

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

17th January 2021

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jn 1:35-42
He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
So they went and saw where Jesus was staying,
and they stayed with him that day.

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 

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