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26/02/2023 Day 57

First Sunday in Lent – Year A.
Readings and Antiphons on p. 197 of the Daily Missal.


Entrance Antiphon.

When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days.


First Reading: Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7

A reading from the Book of Genesis.

The Lord God formed man
of dust from the ground and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,
and man became a living being.
And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden,
in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground
the Lord God made to grow every tree
that is pleasant to the sight and good for food,
the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Now the serpent was more subtle than
any other wild creature that the Lord God had made.

He said to the woman,
“Did God say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent,
“We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
but God said,
‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree
which is in the midst of the garden,
neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

But the serpent said to the woman,
“You will not die.
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened,
and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food,
and that it was a delight to the eyes,
and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise,
she took of its fruit and ate;
and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate.
Then the eyes of both were opened,
and they knew that they were naked,
and they sewed fig leaves together
and made themselves aprons.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 51:3-6ab.12-14 & 17 (R. cf. 3a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your merciful love;
according to your great compassion,
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me completely from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.

My transgressions, truly I know them;
my sin is always before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
what is evil in your sight I have done.

Create a pure heart for me, O God;
renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence;
take not your holy spirit from me.

Restore in me the joy of your salvation;
sustain in me a willing spirit.
O Lord, open my lips
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

R/. Have mercy, O Lord, for we have sinned.


Second Reading: Romans 5:12-19

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans.

Brothers and sisters:

As sin came into the world
through one person and death through sin,
and so death spread to all people because all people sinned—
sin indeed was in the world before the law was given,
but sin is not counted where there is no law.
Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses,
even over those whose sins
were not like the transgression of Adam,
who was a type of the one who was to come.
But the free gift is not like the trespass.
For if many died through one person’s trespass,
much more have the grace of God
and the gift in the grace of
that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.
And the gift is not like the effect of that one person’s sin.
For the judgment following one trespass
brought condemnation,
but the gift following many trespasses brings justification.
If, because of one person’s trespass,
death reigned through that one person,
much more will those who receive
the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness
reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
Then as one person’s trespass
led to condemnation for all people,
so one person’s act of righteousness
leads to acquittal and life for all people.
For as by one person’s disobedience
many were made sinners,
so by one person’s obedience many will be made righteous.

The Word of the Lord.


Please stand for the Gospel.

Glory and praise to you, O Christ.
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.


Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time:
Jesus was led up by the Spirit
into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
And he fasted forty days and forty nights,
and afterwards, he was hungry.
And the tempter came and said to him,
“If you are the Son of God,
command these stones to become loaves of bread.”
But he answered,
“It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
Then the devil took him to the holy city,
and set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
and said to him,
“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down;
for it is written,
‘He will give his angels charge of you,’ and
‘On their hands, they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus said to him,
“Again it is written, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain,
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world
and the glory of them;
and he said to him,
“All these I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.”
Then Jesus said to him,
“Begone, Satan! for it is written,
‘You shall worship the Lord your God
and him only shall you serve.’”
Then the devil left him,
and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

The Gospel of the Lord.


Communion Antiphon.

One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

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