The FREE Online Version of The Sunday Liturgy is discontinued from 01 December 2019. Subscribe to The Sunday Liturgy Digital Edition to read it online.
The Sunday Liturgy Vol=47, No-1 Dated 01 December 2019 is now available in PDF format. Click Here to read online or to download. The Sunday Liturgy Vol=47, No-2 Dated 08 December 2019 is now available in PDF format. Click Here to read online or to download.
 
Vol: 45, No.16 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT ( B) February 18 2018  
 
PSALM (25)
Response: Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love for those who keep your covenant.
Lord, make me know your ways. Lord, teach me your paths. Make me walk in your truth, and teach me: for you are God my Saviour. R./
Remember your mercy, Lord, and the love you have shown from of old. In your love remember me, because of your goodness, O Lord. R./
The Lord is good and upright. He shows the path to those who stray. He guides the humble in the right path; he teaches his way to the poor. R./
SECOND READING
(Peter affirms that the death of Jesus was caused by sin. Peter looks to Noah for a connection between the salvation in Christ and the first saving action of God in human history).
A reading from the First Letter of St Peter (3:18-22)
Brethren, Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit; in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject, to him.
The Word of the Lord
 
ACCLAMATION
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Mt 4:4b)
GOSPEL
(Jesus’ desert life lasts for forty days during which the devil tries to tempt him but without success. Jesus returns from the desert and begins his public life).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Mark (1:12-15)
The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the Gospel.”
The Gospel of the Lord
I believe in God,/the Father almighty,/ Creator of heaven and earth,/and in Jesus Christ,/his only Son,/our Lord,/who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,/born of the Virgin Mary,/suffered under Pontius Pilate,/was crucified,/died and was buried;/he descended into hell;/on the third day he rose again from the dead;/he ascended into heaven,/and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;/from there he will come to judge the living and the dead./I believe in the Holy Spirit,/the holy catholic Church,/the communion of saints,/the forgiveness of sins,/the resurrection of the body,/and life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
Cel: Dear brothers and sisters, the first Sunday of Lent brings us a message of hope. Jesus begins his ministry by
Forthcoming Issues
1ST SUNDAY OF LENT
12 34
Cycle B
Copyright © 2019 St Pauls India.