Sunday Readings & Reflections

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

Theme: The Purification of the Temple and of Religion

First Reading: Ex 17:3-7
Responsorial: Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: Rom 5:1-2, 5-8
Gospel: Jn 4:5-42

Resources used:
[Celebrating the Word – Year B] by Fernando Armellini iso 다운로드. Paulines Publications Africa


Reflection

This Sunday we celebrate the third Sunday of Lent Celestial Marriage 1. We begin to Breathe His Word as we say:

Sign of the cross

Let us breathe His presence…. His presence…. breathe Christ’s presence ….recollect yourself let His presence envelop you. gimagex 다운로드.

The gospel recounts the story of the purification of the temple, or rather, the substitution of the old temple with a new one. We are the new temple but, like the old, we also often need purification from all that hinders our offering to God acceptable sacrifices 앵커 태그.
We make up the body of Christ, the new temple where God now lives. Here then is the new house, where God lives: Christ and his community of believers Millennium. The fragrance that rises up from this holy place is no longer the blood of lambs, but our works of love.

Let us invoke the breath of the Holy Spirit on us

Listen: (the Gospel reading) (Mk 9:2-10)
Allow the breath of His Word to circulate inside of you, let it shed light on all areas of your life ps4 대기모드 게임 다운로드. Let it challenge you to a better you.

Personal ReflectionWhat hinders the total offering of myself to God?

Breathe His word… take your time to reflect on His Word

Reflection (personal reflection and application, questions & Call to action)

Prayer from my heart: Say a prayer form your heart for yourself and those they Lord remind you al at this time 페도라 13.

Concluding prayer:Lord as the breath of your Word fills our being may it become, the lamp for our feet, a light for our path.

Lectio Divina with the Daughters of St Paul


***Adapted from “Celebrating the Word Year B” by Fernando Armellini


Sunday Readings

FIRST READING Isaiah 50:4-7

“I hid not my face from shame, and I know I shall not be put to shame.” Third song of the Servant of the Lord.

A reading from the Book of Isaiah

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I turned not backward. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been confounded; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.

The word of the Lord.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 22

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

All who see me deride me; they curl their lips, they toss their heads: “He trusted in the Lord, let him save him; let him release him, for in him he delights.” R.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

For dogs have surrounded me; a band of the wicked besets me. They tear holes in my hands and my feet; I can count every one of my bones. R.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

They divide my clothing among them, they cast lots for my robe. But you, O Lord, do not stay afar off; my strength, make haste to help me! R.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

I will tell of your name to my kin, and praise you in the midst of the assembly; “You who fear the Lord, give him praise; all descendents of Jacob, give him glory; revere him, all you descendents of Israel.” R.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?







SECOND READING Philippians 2:6-11

“He humbled himself, and God has highly exalted him.”

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The word of the Lord.

Glory and praise to you, O Christ. Christ became obedient for us unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him: and bestowed on him the name which is above every name. Glory and praise to you, O Christ.    
 
GOSPEL READING Mark 14:1-15:47

“The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ”

The Passion of Christ according to Mark

The Gospel of the Lord.



 

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