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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time we continue to reflect on the Kingdom of God. We must be willing to work and sacrifice for the Kingdom, but our efforts must be rooted in prayer. Otherwise the task will seem too large.

Click on the appropriate year below to see resources, themes, homilies, games, lesson plans, and more.

Daily Mass Readings for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

  • First Reading - 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12: "I give you a heart so wise and understanding that there has never been anyone like you up to now, and after you there will come no one to equal you."
  • Responsorial Psalm - Psalm 119: "Lord, I love your commands."
  • Second Reading - Romans 8:28-30: "We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose."
  • Gospel - Matthew 13:44-52: "The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."

Mass Readings for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

  • First Reading2 Kings 4:42-44: “And when they had eaten, there was some left over, as the LORD had said.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 145: “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.”
  • Second ReadingEphesians 4:1-6: “I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”
  • Gospel John 6:1-15: “Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.”

Mass Readings for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

  • First ReadingGenesis 18:20-32: “See how I am presuming to speak to my Lord, though I am but dust and ashes!”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 138: “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.”
  • Second ReadingColossians 2:12-14: “You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.”
  • GospelLuke 11:1-13: “I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

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