This book contains the Scripture readings used at the celebration of the Eucharist, on Sundays and on weekdays for all seasons of the year. The Lectionary is placed on the ambo for use by the Minister of the Word and the presider during the Liturgy.
Lectionary 1 Contains the readings for the season of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Eastertide, as also the reading for Feast days. It also has all the readings for the Sundays in Ordinary Time.
Lectionary II Contains all the readings for weekdays
Lectionary III Contains all the readings for other occasions e.g. Marriages, Funerals, and Masses for Various Needs and Occasions.
It is recommended that people read from the Lectionary, so that today’s reading is heard in the context of all of God’s word.
Liturgy of the Word
First Reading Usually from the Old Testament, chosen to complement the Gospel reading.
Resp. Psalm One of the 150 psalms in the Book of Psalms. It is a song, to be sung and responds to the reading.
Second Reading From the New Testament letters and books, other than the Gospels.
Acclamation Alleluia verse is sung to welcome the Gospel.
Gospel We encounter the Risen Christ speaking to us.
Homily Readings are broken open in today’s context.
Creed We give voice to our faith in God.
Prayer of the Faithful Minister of the Word leads the petitions on behalf of all of the community.