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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we might reflect on Jesus's power. He can calm the storms in our lives. He can give us eternal life. But he expects to find us ready when he comes. Here are some resources for this Sunday for youth ministers, catechists, and parents.

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

Mass Readings for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

  • First Reading1 Kings 19:9A, 11-13A: “After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 85: “Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.”
  • Second ReadingRomans 9:1-5: “I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie; my conscience joins with the Holy Spirit in bearing me witness that I have great sorrow and constant anguish in my heart.”
  • GospelMatthew 14:22-33: “During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified.”

Mass Readings for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

  • First Reading1 Kings 19:4-8: “He got up, ate, and drank; then strengthened by that food, he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 34: “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
  • Second ReadingEphesians 4:30—5:2: “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
  • GospelJohn 6:41-51: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

Mass Readings for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

  • First ReadingWisdom 18:6-9: “Your people awaited the salvation of the just and the destruction of their foes.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 33: “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”
  • Second ReadingHebrews 11:1-2, 8-19: “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Because of it the ancients were well attested.”
  • GospelLuke 12:32-48: “Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.”

More About Lectionary Cycles

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