Readings from scripture are part of every Mass. At least two readings, one always from the Gospels, (three on Sundays and solemnities) make up the Liturgy of the Word. In addition, a psalm or canticle is sung. These readings are typically read from a lectionary, not a Bible, though the lectionary is taken from the Bible.
The 2018 liturgical year Sunday readings are taken from Sunday cycle Year B. The daily readings are taken from weekday cycle Year II.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
• First reading
The people of Nineveh believed God and turned from their evil ways. (Jonah 3:1-5, 10)
• Responsorial Psalm
Teach me your ways, O Lord. (Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9)
• Second reading
The world in its present form is passing away. (1 Corinthians 7:29-31)
• Gospel Acclamation
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent and believe in the Gospel.
• Gospel reading
This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. (Mark 1:14-20)
Sunday’s liturgical color: GREEN