Readings from scripture are part of every Mass. At least two readings, one always from the Gospels, (three on Sundays and solemnities) make up the Liturgy of the Word. In addition, a psalm or canticle is sung.
These readings are typically read from a lectionary, not a Bible, though the lectionary is taken from the Bible.
The 2014-2015 liturgical year Sunday readings are taken from Sunday cycle Year B. The daily readings are taken from weekday cycle Year I.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
• First reading
There is no salvation through anyone else. (Acts 4:8-12)
The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. (Psalm 118: 1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29)
• Second reading
See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. (1 John 3:1-2)
• Gospel reading
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11-18)
Sunday’s liturgical color: WHITE
• (Week of April 25 to May 2)
• (Week of May 4 to May 9)
This Easter season, how are you celebrating the Father's extraordinary gift of love and mercy given in Jesus?
How can you more deeply invest your own life in the welfare and destiny of Jesus' flock?
Scripture to be illustrated
"I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep" (John 10:11).
— Catholic News Service