Readings, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A

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Sunday, 15 January 2023

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A

Antiphons and Readings on p. 724 of the Daily Missal and p. 313 of the Sunday Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing your name, O Most High!

First Reading: Isaiah 49:3.5-6

A reading from the Book of Isaiah.

The Lord said to me, “You are my servant,
Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”

And now the Lord says,
who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him,
and that Israel might be gathered to him,
for I am honoured in the eyes of the Lord,
and my God has become my strength—
he says:
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob
and to restore the preserved of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40: 2 & 4ab.7-8a.8b-9.10 (R. 8a & 9a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. See, I have come, Lord, to do your will.

I waited, I waited for the Lord,
and he stooped down to me;
he heard my cry.
He put a new song into my mouth,
praise of our God.

You delight not in sacrifice and offerings,
but in an open ear.
You do not ask for holocaust and victim.
Then I said, “See, I have come.”

In the scroll of the book it stands written of me:
“I delight to do your will, O my God;
your instruction lies deep within me.”

Your justice I have proclaimed
in the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed;
you know it, O Lord.

R/. See, I have come, Lord, to do your will.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

The beginning of the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus,
and our brother Sosthenes,

To the church of God which is at Corinth,
to those sanctified in Christ Jesus,
called to be saints together with all those who in every place
call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
both their Lord and ours:

Grace to you and peace
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Word of the Lord.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
The word became flesh and dwelt among us. To all who received him, he gave power to become children of God.
Alleluia.

Gospel: John 1:29-34

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

At that time:
John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
This is he of whom I said,
‘After me comes a man who ranks before me,
for he was before me.’
I myself did not know him;
but for this, I came baptizing with water,
that he might be revealed to Israel.”
And John bore witness,
“I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven,
and it remained on him.
I did not know him;
but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me,
‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain,
this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.

You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst?

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