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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, we think about how our relationship with Jesus can bring us from death to new life. How are we preparing for this? Are we willing to give our whole selves in the effort to become closer to God?

Here are some resources for this Sunday for use in youth ministry, religious education, and family life.

Mass Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

  • First ReadingWisdom 6:12-16: “Resplendent and unfading is wisdom, and she is readily perceived by those who love her, and found by those who seek her.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 63: “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.”
  • Second Reading1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 OR 4:13-14: “We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.”
  • GospelMatthew 25:1-13: “The foolish ones, when taking their lamps, brought no oil with them, but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps.”

Mass Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

  • First Reading1 Kings 17:10-16: “She was able to eat for a year, and he and her son as well; the jar of flour did not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, as the LORD had foretold through Elijah.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 146: “Praise the Lord, my soul!”
  • Second ReadingHebrews 9:24-28: “Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands, a copy of the true one, but heaven itself, that he might now appear before God on our behalf.”
  • Gospel Mark 12:38-44: “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.””

Mass Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

  • First Reading 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14: “It is my choice to die at the hands of men with the hope God gives of being raised up by him; but for you, there will be no resurrection to life.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 17: “Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.”
  • Second Reading2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5: “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.”
  • GospelLuke 20:27-38: “They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.”

More About Lectionary Cycles

Learn more about the difference between a Bible and a Lectionary, how the Lectionary is arranged, and translations of the Bible used at Mass on the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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