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, May 28, 2017
The Ascension of the Lord
• First reading
Jesus tells the disciples that they will be witnesses to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:1-11)
• Responsorial Psalm
God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord. (Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9)
• Second reading
May the Father of glory give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation. (Ephesians 1:17-23)
• Gospel reading
Jesus instructs the Eleven to baptize and teach people of all nations. (Matthew 28:16-20)
Sunday’s liturgical color: WHITE