Il-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa f'Birżebbuġa

L-Ewwel Ħadd tar-Randan

  • Colour: Purple
  • Mass: proper; Gloria omitted; Creed Preface of First Sunday of Lent or Preface of Lent I-II
  • Office: Psalter Week I
  • Rite of Election is normally celebrated.  If celebrated within Mass the Ritual Mass is use, otherwise Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is used.
  • Mass may begin with a Penitential Procession.

Year A

Reading 1 Gen 2:7-9; 3:1-7 The creation and sin of our first parents.
Psalm Ps 50:3-6, 12-14 17 r. 3 Have mercy on us, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Reading 2 Rom 5:12-19 However great the number of sins committed, grace was even greater.
shorter Rom 5:12. 17-19 However great the number of sins committed, grace was even greater.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 4:4 Man does not live on bread alone
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Gospel Matt 4:1-11 Jesus fasts for forty days and is tempted.

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Year B

Reading 1 Gen 9:8-15 God’s covenant with Noah after he had saved him from the waters of the flood.
Psalm Ps 24:4-9 r. 10 Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love
for those who keep your covenant.
Reading 2 1 Pet 3:18-22 That water is a type of baptism which saves you now.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 4:4 Man does not live on bread alone
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Gospel Mark 1:12-15 Jesus was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him.

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Year C

Reading 1 Deut 26:4-10 The creed of the chosen people.
Psalm Ps 90:1-2, 10-15 r. 15 Be with me, O Lord, in my distress.
Reading 2 Rom 10:8-13 The creed of the Christian.
Gospel Acclamation Matt 4:4 Man does not live on bread alone
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Gospel Luke 4:1-13 Jesus was led by the Spirit through the wilderness and was tempted there.

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