The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A
5th February 2023

Entrance Antiphon: Psalm 94

O come, let us worship God
And bow low before the God who made us,
for he is the Lord our God.

1st Reading: Isaiah 58:7-10

'Thus says the Lord:
Share your bread with the hungry, and shelter the homeless poor,
clothe the man you see naked and do not turn from your own kin.
Then will your light shine like the dawn and your wound
be quickly healed over ...'

Responsorial Psalm: 111
The good man is a light
in the darkness for the upright

2nd Reading: I Corinthians 2:1-5
'When I came to you, brothers, it was not with any show of
oratory or philosophy, but simply to tell you what God had
guaranteed. During my stay with you, the only knowledge I
claimed to have was about Jesus, and only about him as the
crucified Christ ...'

Gospel Acclamation: John 8:12
Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
anyone who follows me will have the light of life.

Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
'Jesus said to his disciples: "You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again?
It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be
trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world.
A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden ...'

Communion Antiphon: Psalm 106
Let them thank the Lord for his mercy, his wonders for the
children of men, for he satisfies the thirsty soul,
and the hungry he fills with good things.