Ordinary Time V — Sundays

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 18 - 24 September

Cycle of Prayer

The Spread of the Gospel
especially on 3rd Sunday in September
The Harvest, the Fruits of Human Work, and the Reverent Use of Creation
especially on last Sunday in September
Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week I
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 55:6-9 My thoughts are not your thoughts.
Psalm Ps 144:2-3. 8-9. 17-18 r.18 The Lord is close to all who call him.
Reading 2 Phil 1:20-24, 27 Life to me is Christ.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 19: 38 Blessings of the King who comes, in the name of the Lord! Peace be in heaven and glory in the highest heaven.
Gospel Acclamation cf. Acts 16:14 Open our hearts, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son
Gospel Matt 20:1-16a Why be envious because I am generous?
Year B
Reading 1 Wis 2:12, 17-20 Let us condemn him to a shameful death.
Psalm Ps 53: 3-6. 8 r.6 The Lord upholds my life.
Reading 2 Jas 3:16—4:3 Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness.
Gospel Acclamation John 8:12 I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
cf. 2 Thess 2:14 Through the Good News God called us to share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel Mark 9:30-37 The Son of Man will be delivered. If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself servant of all.
Year C
Reading 1 Amos 8:4-7 Against those who 'buy up the poor for money.'
Psalm Ps 112: 1-2. 4-8 r.1. 7 Praise the Lord, who raises the poor. Or Alleluia!
Reading 2 1 Tim 2:1-8 There should be prayers offered for everyone to God, who wants everyone to be saved.
Gospel Acclamation cf. Acts 16:14 Open our hearts, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son
2 Cor 8:9 Jesus Christ was rich, but he became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of his poverty.
Gospel Luke 16:1-13 You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.
shorter Luke 16:10-13 You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 25 September - 1 October

Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week II
Year A
Reading 1 Ezek 18:25-28 When the sinner renounces sin, he shall certainly live.
Psalm Ps 24:4-9 r.6 Remember your mercy, Lord.
Reading 2 Phil 2:1-11 In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus.
shorter Phil 2:1-5 In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus.
Gospel Acclamation John 14:23 If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.
John 10:27 The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me.
Gospel Matt 21:28-32 He thought better of it and went. Tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you.
Year B
Reading 1 Num 11:25-29 Are you jealous on my account? If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets!
Psalm Ps 18:8, 10, 12-14 r.9 The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart.
Reading 2 Jas 5:1-6 Your wealth is all rotting.
Gospel Acclamation cf. John 17: 17 Your word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth.
Gospel Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Anyone who is not against us is for us. If your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off.
Year C
Reading 1 Amos 6:1, 4-7 Those who sprawl and those who bawl will be exiled.
Psalm Ps 145:7-10 r.2 My soul, give praise to the Lord. Or Alleluia!
Reading 2 1 Tim 6:11-16 Do all that you have been told until the Appearing of the Lord.
Gospel Acclamation John 10:27 The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me.
2 Cor 8:9 Jesus Christ was rich, but he became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of his poverty.
Gospel Luke 16:19-31 Good things came your way, just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 2 - 8 October

Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week III
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 5:1-7 The vineyard of the Lord God of hosts is the House of Israel.
Psalm Ps 79:9. 12-16, 19-20 r. Is 5:7 The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel.
Reading 2 Phil 4:6-9 The God of peace will be with you.
Gospel Acclamation John 15:15 I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.
cf. John 15:16 I chose you from the world to go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last, says the Lord.
Gospel Matt 21:33-43 He will lease the vineyard to other tenants.
Year B
Reading 1 Gen 2:18-24 They become one body.
Psalm Ps 127 r.5 May the Lord bless us all the days of our life.
Reading 2 Heb 2:9-11 The one who sacrifices, and the ones who are sanctified, are they of the same stock.
Gospel Acclamation cf. John 17: 17 Your word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth.
1 John 4:12 As long as we love one another God will live in us and his love will be complete in us.
Gospel Mark 10:2-16 What God has united, man must not divide..
shorter Mark 10:2-12 What God has united, man must not divide..
Year C
Reading 1 Habb 1:2-3, 2:2-4 The upright man will live by his faithfulness.
Psalm Ps 94: 1-2. 6-9 r.9 O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.
Reading 2 2 Tim 1:6-8, 13-14 Never be ashamed of witnessing the Lord.
Gospel Acclamation 1 Sam 3:9; John 6:68 Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.
1 Peter 1:25 The word of the Lord remains for ever: What is this word? It is the Good News that has been brought to you.
Gospel Luke 17:5-10 If only you had faith!

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 9 - 15 October

Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week IV
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 25:6-10 The Lord will prepare a banquet, and will wipe away tears from every cheek.
Psalm Ps 22 r.6 In the Lord's own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.
Reading 2 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength.
Gospel Acclamation John 1:12.14 The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.
cf. Eph 1:17.18 May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Gospel Matt 22:1-14 Invite everyone you can find to the wedding.
shorter Matt 22:1-10 Invite everyone you can find to the wedding.
Year B
Reading 1 Wis 7:7-11 Compared with wisdom, I held riches as nothing.
Psalm Ps 89: 12-18 r.14 Fill us with your love that we may rejoice.
Reading 2 Heb 4:12-13 The word of God can judge secret emotions and thoughts.
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.
Matt 5:3 How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Gospel Mark 10:17-30 Go and sell everything you own and follow me.
shorter Mark 10:17-27 Go and sell everything you own and follow me.
Year C
Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17 Naaman returned to Elisha and acknowledged the Lord.
Psalm Ps 97:1-4 r.2 The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.
Reading 2 2 Tim 2:8-13 If we hold firm we shall reign with Christ.
Gospel Acclamation cf John 6:63.68 Your words are spirit, Lord and they are life: you have the message of eternal life.
1 Thess 5:18 For all things give thanks, because this is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus.
Gospel Luke 17:11-19 No one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 16 - 22 October

Cycle of Prayer

The Spread of the Gospel
especially on World Mission Day: the penultimate Sunday in October
Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week I
Year A
Reading 1 Isa 45:1, 4-6 I have taken Cyrus by his right hand to subdue nations before him.
Psalm Ps 95:1. 3-5. 7-10 r.7 Give the Lord glory and power.
Reading 2 1 Thess 1:1-5 We constantly remember your faith, your love and your hope.
Gospel Acclamation John 17:17 Your word is truth, O Lord, consecrate us in the truth.
Phil 2:15-16 You will shine in the world like bright stars because you are offering it the word of life.
Gospel Matt 22:15-21 Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar—and to God what belongs to God.
Year B
Reading 1 Isa 53:10-11 If he offers his life in atonement, he shall see his heirs, he shall have a long life.
Psalm Ps 32:4-5, 18-20. 22 r.22 May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
Reading 2 Heb 4:14-16 Let us be confident in approaching the throne of grace.
Gospel Acclamation John 14:6 I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; no one can come to the Father except through me.
Mark 10:45 The Son of Man came to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Gospel Mark 10:35-45 The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many.
shorter Mark 10:42-45 The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many.
Year C
Reading 1 Exod 17:8-13 As long as Moses kept his arms raised, Israel had the advantage.
Psalm Ps 120 r.2 Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.
Reading 2 2 Tim 3:14–4:2 The man who is dedicated to God becomes fully equipped and ready for any good work.
Gospel Acclamation cf. Eph 1:17.18 May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Heb 4:12 The word of God is something alive and active; it can judge secret emotions and thoughts.
Gospel Luke 18:1-8 God will see justice done to his chosen who cry to him.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 23 - 29 October

  • Where the date of Dedication is not known it may celebrated on 25 October or the Sunday before All Saints

Cycle of Prayer

The Spread of the Gospel
especially on World Mission Day: the penultimate Sunday in October
Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week II
Year A
Reading 1 Exod 22:20-26 If you are harsh with the widow, the orphan, my anger will flare against you.
Psalm Ps 17:2-4. 47. 51. R.2 I love you, Lord, my strength.
Reading 2 1 Thess 1:5-10 You broke with idolotry and became servants of God; you are waiting for his Son.
Gospel Acclamation cf. Acts 16:14 Open our hearts, O Lord, to accept the words of your Son
John 14:23 If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.
Gospel Matt 22:34-40 You must love the Lord your God and your neighbour as yourself.
Year C
Reading 1 Jer 31:7-9 I will comfort the blind and the lame as I lead them back.
Psalm Ps 125 r.3 What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad.
Reading 2 Heb 5:1-6 You are a priest of the order of Melchizedek, and for ever.
Gospel Acclamation John 8:12 I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
cf. 2 Tim 1.10 Our Saviour Christ Jesus abolished death, and he has proclaimed life through the Good News.
Gospel Mark 10:46-52 Master, let me see again.
Year C
Reading 1 Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14, 16-19 The humble man's prayer pierces the clouds.
Psalm Ps 33:2-3. 17-19.23 r.7 This poor man called; the Lord heard him.
Reading 2 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18 All there us to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me.
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.
2 Cor 5:19 God in Christ was reconciling the world to himself, and he has entrusted to us that they are reconciled.
Gospel Luke 18:9-14 The publican went home at rights with God; the pharisee did not.

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 30 October - 5 November

  • Replaced by All Saints when Sunday falls on 1 November (31 October - 2 November in England & Wales)
  • Replaced by All Souls when Sunday falls on 2 November (not in England & Wales)
  • Where the date of Dedication is not known it may celebrated on 25 October or the Sunday before All Saints
Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week III
Year A
Reading 1 Mal 1:14–2:2. 8-10 You have strayed from the way, you have caused many to stumble by your teaching.
Psalm Ps 130 Keep my soul in peace before you, O Lord.
Reading 2 1 Thess 2:7-9, 13 We were eager to hand over to you not only the Good News but our lives as well.
Gospel Acclamation 1 Sam 3:9; John 6:68 Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.
Matt 23:9. 10 You have only ine Father, and he is in heaven; you have only one Teacher, the Christ!
Gospel Matt 23:1-12 They do not practise what they preach.
Year B
Reading 1 Deut 6:2-6 Listen, Israel: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart.
Psalm Ps 17:2-4. 47. 51. R.2 I love you, Lord, my strength.
Reading 2 Heb 7:23-28 Because he remains for ever, Christ can never lose his priesthood.
Gospel Acclamation cf John 6:63.68 Your words are spirit, Lord and they are life: you have the message of eternal life.
John 14:23 If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.
Gospel Mark 12:28-34 This is the first commandment. The second is like it.
Year C
Reading 1 Wis 11:22-12:2 You are merciful to all because you love all that exists.
Psalm Ps 144:1-2. 8-11. 13-14 r.1 I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.
Reading 2 2 Thess 1:11–2:2 The name of Christ will be glorified in you and you in him.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 19: 38 Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord! Peace be in heaven and glory in the highest heaven!
John 3:16 God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
Gospel Luke 19:1-10 The Son of Man has come to seek out and save what was lost.

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 6 - 12 November

  • Replaced by Dedication of the Lateran Basilica when Sunday falls on 9 November.
  • On Rembrance Sunday (2nd Sunday in November) one Mass may be replaced by a Mass for the Dead.

Cycle of Prayer

All Victims of War
especially on Remembrance Sunday: 2nd Sunday in November
Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week IV
Year A
Reading 1 Wis 6:12-16 Wisdom is found by those who look for her.
Psalm Ps 62:2-8 r.2 For you my soul is thirsting, O God my God.
Reading 2 1 Thess 4:13-18 God will bring with him those who have died in Jesus.
shorter 1 Thess 4:13-14 God will bring with him those who have died in Jesus.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 24:42.44 Stay awake and stand ready, because you do not know the hour when the Son of Man is coming.
Gospel Matt 25:1-13 The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him.
Year B
Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:10-16 The widow made a little scone from her meal and brought it to Elijah.
Psalm Ps 145:7-10 r.2 My soul, give praise to the Lord. Or Alleluia!
Reading 2 Heb 9:24-28 Christ offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himslef.
Gospel Acclamation Apoc 2:10 Even if you have to die, says the Lord, keep faithful, and I will give you the crown of life.
Matt 5:3 How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Gospel Mark 12:38-44 This poor widow has put in more than all.
shorter Mark 12:41-44 This poor widow has put in more than all.
Year C
Reading 1 2 Macc 7:1-2, 9-14 The King of world will raise us up to live again for ever.
Psalm Ps 16:1. 5-6. 8. 15 r.15 I shall be filled, when I awake, with the sight of your glory, O Lord.
Reading 2 2 Thess 2:16—3:5 May the Lord strengthen you in everything good that you do or say.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 21:36 Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.
Apoc 1:5. 6 Jesus Christ is the First-born from the dead; to him be glory and power for ever and ever.
Gospel Luke 20:27-38 He is God, not of the dead, but of the living.
shorter Luke 20:27, 34-38 He is God, not of the dead, but of the living.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 13 - 19 November

  • On Rembrance Sunday (2nd Sunday in November) one Mass may be replace by a Mass for the Dead.

Cycle of Prayer

All Victims of War
especially on Remembrance Sunday: 2nd Sunday in November
Prisoners and their families
especially on 3rd Sunday in November
Colour
Green
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Sundays in Ordinary Time
Office
Psalter Week I
Year A
Reading 1 Prov 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 A perfect wife—who can find her?
Psalm Ps 127:1-5 r.1 O blessed are those who fear the Lord.
Reading 2 1 Thess 5:1-6 Let not the Day of the Lord overtake you like a thief.
Gospel Acclamation Apoc 2:10 Even if you have to die, says the Lord, keep faithful, and I will give you the crown of life.
John 15:4. 5 Make your home in me, as I make mine in you, says the Lord. Whoever remains in me bears fruit in me.
Gospel Matt 25:14-30 You have been faithful in small things; come and jon in your master's happiness.
shorter Matt 25:14-15, 19-21 You have been faithful in small things; come and jon in your master's happiness.
Year B
Reading 1 Dan 12:1-3 When the times comes your own people will be spared.
Psalm Ps 15:5. 8-11 r.1 Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.
Reading 2 Heb 10:11-14, 18 By virtue of one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 24:42.44 Stay awake and stand ready, because you do not know the hour when the Son of Man is coming.
Luke 21:36 Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.
Gospel Mark 13:24-32 He will gather his chosen from the four winds.
Year C
Reading 1 Mal 3:19-20 For you the sun of righteousness will shine out.
Psalm Ps 97: 5-9 r.9 The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.
Reading 2 2 Thess 3:7-12 Do not let anyone have food if he refuses to work.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 21:36 Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.
Luke 21:28 Stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.
Gospel Luke 21:5-19 Your endurance will win you your lives.

Christ the King
34th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday between 20 - 26 November

Cycle of Prayer

Young People
especially on Christ the King
Prisoners and their families
especially on 3rd Sunday in November
Colour
White
Mass
Proper
Gloria
Creed
Preface of Christ the King
Office
Psalter Week II
Year A
Reading 1 Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17 As for you, my sheep, I will judge between sheep and sheep.
Psalm Ps 22:1-3. 5-6 r.1 The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Reading 2 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 He will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, so that God may be all in all.
Gospel Acclamation Mark 11:10 Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!
Gospel Matt 25:31-46 He will take his seat on his throne of glory, and he will separate men one from another.
Year B
Reading 1 Dan 7:13-14 His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignity.
Psalm Ps 92:1-2. 5 r.1 The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed.
Reading 2 Rev 1:5-8 Rulers of the kings of the earth… he made us a line of kings, priests to serve his God.
Gospel Acclamation Mark 11:9. 10 Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!
Gospel John 18:33-37 It is you who say that I am a king.
Year C
Reading 1 2 Sam 5:1-3 They anointed David king of Israel.
Psalm Ps 121:1-5 r.2 I rejoiced when I heard them say: 'Let us go to God's house.'
Reading 2 Col 1:12-20 He has created a place for us in the kingdom of the Son that he loves.
Gospel Acclamation Mark 11:9. 10 Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!
Gospel Luke 23:35-43 Lord remember me when you come into your kingdom.