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 2017 liturgical year Sunday readings are taken from Sunday cycle Year A. The daily readings are taken from weekday cycle Year I.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
• First reading
Remember the commandments and hate not your neighbor. (Sirach 27:30-28:9)
• Responsorial Psalm
The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion. (Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12)
• Second reading
Whether we live, or whether we die, we do so for the Lord. (Romans 14:7-9)
• Gospel reading
Forgive one another from your heart. (Matthew 18:21-35)
Sunday’s liturgical color: GREEN