Sunday Readings


“.. the liturgy is the privileged setting in which God
speaks to us in the midst of our lives;
he speaks today to his people, who hear and respond.” 

(Verbum Domini #52)


Readings for this Sunday

Sunday Readings

Read this Sunday’s readings and a commentary at the Sunday Connection website. This site also contains material suitable for all age groups, including young children and families.

Other sites with Sunday readings and commentaries are:

Sacred Space

Fr John McKinnon

The Sunday Website of St Louis University

Emmaus Journey

Fr John Thornhill sm


Lifteteen 'Sunday, Sunday, Sunday' podcast and 'Beyond Words' video podcast

God’s Word in the Mass

At the start of his public ministry, Jesus came to the synagogue in Nazareth and got up to read  . He read from the book of Isaiah, and when he had finished, his reading of Scripture made such an impact that all couldn’t take their eyes off him. He then said to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” The text he read was being actualised and brought into the present. It was unfolding in a new way through him as it was being read.

We, too, gather each week to hear God’s Word in Scripture, and the Spirit’s presence in the Word ensures that it carries the same quality of being able to speak in the hearts of people today.

Scripture is most completely read in the heart of the Church. The document Verbum Domini explains that the Liturgy is the “privileged setting” for proclaiming God’s Word. In fact, “every liturgical action is by its very nature steeped in sacred Scripture.”
The Mass has even been called the “greatest Bible study on earth”  

The readings we hear at Sunday Mass follow a three-year cycle, Year A, B and C. The gospel readings for Year A come predominantly from Matthew’s gospel; Year B from Mark; and Year C from Luke.

Four tips to get the most out of the Sunday Mass readings are:

  • Read them beforehand. If possible, reflect on them with others.
  • Make a point of listening as carefully as you can to each and every word.
  • Listen like it is the first time you are hearing the text - don’t assume you will hear nothing new.
  • Listen well to the homily, and after Mass, ask someone else what they heard in the day’s readings. Share ideas and thoughts to deepen your understanding. 


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Broken Bay

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Pennant Hills NSW 2120

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