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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we told we must forgive just as our Heavenly Father forgives us. We remember that God rejoices when we return to Him. His mercy is a gift. We must give up our old lives and our old way of thinking and follow Jesus. Here are some resources for this Sunday for youth ministers, catechists, teachers, and parents.

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

Mass Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

  • First ReadingSirach 27:30-28:7: “Forgive your neighbor’s injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 103: “The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.”
  • Second ReadingRomans 14:7-9: “None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”
  • GospelMatthew 18:21-35: “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?”

Mass Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

  • First ReadingIsaiah 50:5-9A: “See, the Lord God is my help; who will prove me wrong?”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 116: “I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.”
  • Second ReadingJames 2:14-18: “Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.”
  • GospelMark 8:27-35: “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.”

Mass Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

  • First ReadingExodus 32:7-11, 13-14: “Why, O Lord, should your wrath blaze up against your own people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with such great power and with so strong a hand?”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 51 “I will rise and go to my father.”
  • Second Reading1 Timothy 1:12-17: “This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
  • GospelLuke 15:1-32: “My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.”

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