Il-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa f'Birżebbuġa

It-Tielet Ħadd tar-Randan

  • Colour: Purple
  • Mass: proper; Gloria omitted; Creed; Preface of Third Sunday of Lent (When Year A readings are used) or Preface of Lent I-II
  • Office: Psalter Week III
  • RCIA (Year A): First 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 Exod 17:3-7 Give us water to drink.
Psalm Ps 94:1-2, 6-9 O that today you would listen to his voice:
‘Harden not your hearts.’
Reading 2 Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us.
Gospel Acclamation John 4:42. 15 Lord, you are really the saviour of the world;
give me living water, so that I may never get thirsty.
Gospel John 4:5-42 A spring of water welling up to eternal life.
shorter John 4:5-15, 19-26, 39-42 A spring of water welling up to eternal life.

Year B

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may be replaced by Year A readngs

Reading 1 Exod 20:1-17 The Law was given through Moses.
shorter Exod 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 The Law was given through Moses.
Psalm Ps 18:8-11 r. Jn 6:68 You, Lord, have the message of eternal life.
Reading 2 1 Cor 1:22-25 Here we are preaching a crucified Christ, an obstacle to men, but to those who are called, the wisdom of God.
Gospel Acclamation John 11: 25-26 I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord,
whoever believes in me will never die.
John 3: 16 God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son;
everyone who belives in him has eternal life.
Gospel John 2:13-25 Destroy this sanctuary, and in three day I will raise it up.

Year C

 

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may be replaced by Year A readings

Reading 1 Exod 3:1-8, 13-15 I Am has sent me to you.
Psalm Ps 102:1-4, 6-8, 11 r. 8 The Lord is compassion and love.
Reading 2 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12 The life of the people under Moses in the desert was written down to be a lesson for us.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 4: 17 Repent, says the Lord, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.
Gospel Luke 13:1-9 Unless you repent you will all perish as they did.

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