Daily Gospel Reading for March 27, 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare) – Year C Bible Verse

The 27th of March, 2022 is the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare). The Bible scriptures for the Year C holy mass readings for this day came from the 2022 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: JOS 5:9A, 10-12

The first reading from the Book of Joshua.

Yahweh said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.”

The children of Israel encamped in Gilgal. They kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening in the plains of Jericho.

They ate unleavened cakes and parched grain of the produce of the land on the next day after the Passover, in the same day.

The manna ceased on the next day, after they had eaten of the produce of the land. The children of Israel didn’t have manna any more, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 34:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

Response: Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good.

I will bless Yahweh at all times. His praise will always be in my mouth.

My soul shall boast in Yahweh. The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

Response: Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good.

Oh magnify Yahweh with me. Let’s exalt his name together.

I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Response: Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good.

They looked to him, and were radiant. Their faces shall never be covered with shame.

This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Response: Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good.

Reading 2: 2 COR 5:17-21

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

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.

But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation; namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.

We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Verse Before Gospel: LK 15:18

From the good news according to Luke.

“I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.”_”

Gospel of the Day: LK 15:1-3, 11-32

From the gospel verse according to Luke.

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him.

The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.”

He told them this parable: He said, “A certain man had two sons.

The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of your property.’ So he divided his livelihood between them.

Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.

When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.

He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

He wanted to fill his belly with the pods that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any.

But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough to spare, and I’m dying with hunger!

I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.

I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.”_’

“He arose and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and ran, fell on his neck, and kissed him.

The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’_”

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.

Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let’s eat and celebrate; for this, my son, was dead and is alive again. He was lost and is found.’ Then they began to celebrate.”

“Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

He called one of the servants to him and asked what was going on.

He said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.’

But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and begged him.

But he answered his father, ‘Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.

But when this your son came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’_”

“He said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.

But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.’_”_”

Other 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare) Reading

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