The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

4th Sunday of Lent
Year A
19th March 2023

Entrance Antiphon: Isaiah 66:10-11

Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her
Be joyful, all who were in mourning:
exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.

1st Reading: I Samuel 16:1,6-7,10-13

'The Lord said to Samuel, "Fill your horn with oil and go,
I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have chosen myself
a king among his sons." When Samuel arrived, he caught sight of Eliab
and thought, "Surely the Lord's anointed stands there before him." ...'

Responsorial Psalm: 32
The Lord is my shepherd:
there is nothing I shall want

2nd Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14
'You were darkness once but now you are light in the Lord:
be like children of light, for the effects of the light
are seen in complete goodness and right living and truth ...'

Gospel Acclamation: John 8:12
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life."
Glory to you, O Christ, you are the Word of God!

Gospel: John 9:1-41
'As Jesus went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.
His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents,
for him to have been born blind?" "Neither he nor his parents sinned"
Jesus answered, "he was born blind so that the works of God
might be displayed in him" ...'

Communion Antiphon:
The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed,
I saw and I believed in God.