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Lectionary Scriptures and Topics for Holy Week 2019

(ICCEC Version RCL for Year C)



Sunday, April 14, 2019 *

Palm Sunday

“Walking in Glory on the Way to Suffering”


Liturgy of the Palms

         Gospel Reading: Luke 19:28-40

           Psalm Reading: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

Liturgy of the Passion

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a

Psalm Reading: Psalm 31:9-16

Epistle Reading: Philippians 2:5-11

Gospel Reading: Luke 22:14–23:56 or Luke 23:1-25

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday in Holy Week

“Walking with Extravagant Devotion to Jesus”

First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9

Psalm Reading: Psalm 36:5-10

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 9:11-15

Gospel Reading: John 12:1-11

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday in Holy Week

“Walking with Sincere Obedience to the Father”

First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7

Psalm Reading: Psalm 71:1-12

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-24

Gospel Reading: John 12:44-50

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday in Holy Week

“Walking with Integrity in the Midst of Betrayal”

First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9

Psalm Reading: Psalm 70:1-5

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 12:1-3

Gospel Reading: John 13:21-32


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Maundy Thursday **

“Walking in Love through Sacrificial Service”

First Reading: Exodus 12:1-8; 11-14

Psalm Reading: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-14, 16

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Gospel Reading: Luke 22:14-30 or John 13:1-15

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday

“Walking in the Way of the Cross”

The Good Friday service consists of the Seven Last Words (scriptures set to music with reflections), Solemn Prayers, Veneration of the Cross, and Mass of the Pre-sanctified.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Vigil ***

“Walking in the Light of the Prophets”

1st: Genesis 1:1 to 2:2

2nd: Genesis 7: 1-5, 11-18; 8: 6-18; 9: 8-13

3rd: Genesis 22: 1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18

4th: Exodus 14:10 to 15:1

5th: Isaiah 55: 1-11

6th: Ezekiel 36:24-28

7th: Ezekiel 37:1-14

Sunday Psalm: Psalm 118: 14 - 190

Sunday Gospel: Luke 24: 1-12

* There are two options for the Gospel during the Palm Sunday “Liturgy of the Passion.” If the Seven Last Words are done on Good Friday, the Passion is read on Palm Sunday. Otherwise, the Passion is read on Good Friday, and the shorter Gospel is read on Palm Sunday.

** There are two options for the Gospel on Maundy Thursday. If the Passion is read on Palm Sunday, John 13:1-15 is read on Maundy Thursday. If the Passion is not read on Palm Sunday, Luke 22:14-30 is read on Maundy Thursday.

*** We do only seven of the nine prescribed Old Testament Readings and we omit the prescribed Psalms. We add the Responsorial Psalm for Easter Sunday with the Vigil Gospel.

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