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, June 25, 2017
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
• First reading
The Lord has rescued the poor from the clutches of the wicked. (Jeremiah 20:10-13)
• Responsorial Psalm
Lord, in your great love, answer me. (Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35)
• Second reading
The grace of God overflows for all. (Romans 5:12-15)
• Gospel reading
All who acknowledge Jesus before others will likewise be acknowledged by Jesus before the Father. (Matthew 10:26-33)
Sunday’s liturgical color: GREEN