Il-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa f'Birżebbuġa

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.

Year A

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.

Year B



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.

Year C



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.


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