Weekly and daily readings

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.

This week, we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

• First reading

Elijah waits on the mountain for the Lord to pass by. (1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a)

Responsorial Psalm

Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14)

Second reading

From the Israelites, with their law and the prophets, comes the Christ. (Romans 9:1-5)

Gospel reading

As Jesus walked on the sea, the disciples were terrified. (Matthew 14:22-33)

Sunday’s liturgical color: GREEN

2017 liturgical calendar

Daily readings:

Week of August 7 to August 12
Week of August 14 to August 19