Daily Gospel Reading for March 20, 2022 – Third Sunday of Lent – Year C Bible Verse

The 20th of March, 2022 is the Third Sunday of Lent. The Holy Bible verses for the Year C mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar Year 2022.

Reading 1: EX 3:1-8A, 13-15

The first reading from the Book of Exodus.

Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to God’s mountain, to Horeb.

Yahweh’s angel appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the middle of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

Moses said, “I will go now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.”

When Yahweh saw that he came over to see, God called to him out of the middle of the bush, and said, “Moses! Moses!” He said, “Here I am.”

He said, “Don’t come close. Take off your sandals, for the place you are standing on is holy ground.”

Moreover he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.

Yahweh said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey”

Moses said to God, “Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and tell them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what should I tell them?”

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM,” and he said, “You shall tell the children of Israel this: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’_”

God said moreover to Moses, “You shall tell the children of Israel this, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 103: 1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8 and 11

Response: Yahweh is merciful and gracious.

Praise Yahweh, my soul! All that is within me, praise his holy name!

Praise Yahweh, my soul, and don’t forget all his benefits.

R: Yahweh is merciful and gracious.

Who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies.

R: Yahweh is merciful and gracious.

Yahweh executes righteous acts, and justice for all who are oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the children of Israel.

R: Yahweh is merciful and gracious.

Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.

R: Yahweh is merciful and gracious.

Reading 2: 1 COR 10:1-6, 10-12

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and all ate the same spiritual food; and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

Don’t grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.

Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

Therefore let him who thinks he stands be careful that he doesn’t fall.

Verse Before Gospel: MT 4:17

From the good news according to Matthew.

From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

Gospel of the Day: LK 13:1-9

From the gospel scripture according to Luke.

Now there were some present at the same time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.

Jesus answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered such things?

I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.

Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them-do you think that they were worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem?

I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.”

He spoke this parable. “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.

He said to the vine dresser, ‘Behold, these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down! Why does it waste the soil?’

He answered, ‘Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.

If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.’_”

Other 3rd Sunday of Lent Reading

You can also check out the 3rd Sunday of Lent – 1st Scrutiny Year A reading.

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