About
Shop
Contact Us

Mass Readings

Liturgical Readings for : Sunday, 20th June, 2021
Today's Readings
Léachtaí Gaeilge

Scripture Themes
In the midst of the questions that life gives rise to, when God seems to be sleeping, do we have the faith and trust that Jesus asks for? The love of the Lord is everlasting and God will see justice done in his own good time. If a believer is disappointed it is because of lack of trust in God.

FIRST READING

A reading from the book of the Prophet Job 3:1.8-11
Here your proud waves shall break.

From the heart of tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said:

Who pent up the sea behind closed doorsGod to job
when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb,
when I wrapped it in a robe of mist
and made black clouds its swaddling bands;
when I marked the bounds it was not to cross
and made it fast with a bolted gate?
Come thus far, I said, and no farther:
here your proud waves shall break.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm         Ps 106
Response                             O give thanks to the Lord,for his love endures for ever.
or                                            Alleluia

1. Some sailed to the sea in ships
to trade on the mighty waters.
These men have seen the Lord’s deeds,
the wonders he does in the deep.                   Response

2. For he spoke; he summoned the gale.
tossing the waves of the sea
up to heaven and back into the deep;
their soul melted away in their distress.       Response

3. Then they cried to the Lord in their need
and he rescued them from their distress
He stilled the storm to a whisper:
all the waves of the sea were hushed.           Response

4. They rejoiced because of the calm
and he led them to the haven they desired.
Let them thank the Lord for his love,
the wonders he does for men.                         Response

SECOND READING 

A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the  Corinthians 5:14-17
Now the new creation is here.
new clothes in christ Now the new creation is here. The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them.

From now onwards, therefore, we do not’ judge anyone by. the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Gospel  Acclamation            Eph 1:17. 18
Alleluia, alleluia!
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christenlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Alleluia!

O                                                 Lk 7:16 
Alleluia, alleluia!
A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL 

A reading from the Gospel according to Mark 4:35-41
Glory to you, O Lord.   
‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’

Christ and the StormGiorgio de Chirico, 1914 With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’

And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’                                                                                                               Christ calms the Storm by Giorgio de Chirico, 1914

The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.



Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.