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1st Sunday of Lent, Year C

6 March 2022

First reading

Deuteronomy 26:4–10
The confession of faith of the elect.

Responsorial psalm

Psalm 90(91):1–2, 10–15
R. Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.

Second reading

Romans 10:8–13
The confession of faith of the believers in Christ

Gospel acclamation

Matthew 4:4
No one lives on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.


Luke 4:1–13
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led by the Spirit through the wilderness where he was tempted.

Images from the Word

  • Led by the Spirit
  • Worship me
  • Against a stone
  • My father
  • Same Lord

Liturgical notes

Three readings, that is, from a Prophet, an Apostle, and a Gospel, are assigned to Sundays
and Solemnities. By these readings, the Christian people are brought to know the continuity of the
work of salvation according to the wonderful divine plan.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal, §357

As we celebrate again the season of Lent in preparation for the feast of Easter, we begin, with the story of Abraham, to understand the fidelity of our God in the great work of salvation. Across the centuries, from the days of Abraham to the numerous people of today, Abraham’s faith holds the three religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the mysterious plan of God. Each tradition will name Abraham as our father. May we come to know the continuity of God’s work of salvation.

‘Give us the right dispositions, O Lord, we pray, to make these offerings, for with them we celebrate the beginning of this venerable and sacred time.’

—prayer over the offerings

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