Il-Ħames Ħadd tar-Randan
- Colour: Purple (or Rose)
- Mass: proper; Gloria omitted; Creed; Preface of Fifth Sunday of Lent (When Year A readings are used) or Preface of Lent I-II
- Office: Psalter Week I
- RCIA: Third Scrutiny
- The Readings for Year A may be used in any year and must be used when the Scrutiny is celebrated.
|Reading 1||Ezek 37:12-14||I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live.|
|Psalm||Ps 129 r. 7||With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.|
|Reading 2||Rom 8:8-11||The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you.|
|Gospel Acclamation||John 11: 25-26||I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord,
whoever believes in me will never die.
|Gospel||John 11:1-45||I am the resurrection and the life.|
|shorter||John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33-45||I am the resurrection and the life.|
may be replaced by Year A readngs
|Reading 1||Jer 31:31-34||I will make a new covenant and never call their sin to mind.|
|Psalm||Ps 50:3-4, 12-15 r. 12||A pure heart create for me, O God.|
|Reading 2||Heb 5:7-9||He learnt to obey and became for all the source of eternal salvation.|
|Gospel Acclamation||John 12: 26||If a man serves me, says the Lord, he must follow me;
wherever I am my servant will be there too.
|Gospel||John 12:20-33||If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest.|
may be replaced by Year A readings
|Reading 1||Isa 43:16-21||See, I am doing a new deed, and I will give my chosen people drink.|
|Psalm||Ps 125 r.3||What marvels the Lord worked for us! Indeed we were glad.|
|Reading 2||Phil 3:8-14||Reproducing the pattern of his death, I have accepted the loss of everything for Christ.|
|Gospel Acclamation||Amos 5: 14||Seek good and not evil so that you may live,
and that the Lord God of hosts may really be with you.
|Joel 2: 12–13||Now, now – it is the Lord who speaks
– come back to me with all your heart,
for I am all tenderness and compassion.
|Gospel||John 8:1-11||If there is one among you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.|