PS 24: Cycle A Readings

Jesus arms outstretchedRemember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet.

A brief word today on the importance of the long passages from the fourth, ninth, and eleventh chapters of John’s Gospel:

24 The gospel pericopes of the Samaritan woman, of the man blind from birth and the resurrection of Lazarus, are assigned to the III, IV and V Sundays of Lent of year A, and since they are of particular significance in relation to Christian initiation, they can also be read in years B and C, especially in places where there are catechumens. (GILM 97)

The recommendation is strong, but a good question for a parish to ponder: even if the elect are not scrutinized at some Masses, is it good for the readings to be used because the community is receiving seekers, not just a particular Mass time?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to PS 24: Cycle A Readings

  1. Liam says:

    By “receiving seekers” do you mean “has catechumens”?

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