FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year A

First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

For just as from the heavens

the rain and snow come down

and do not return there

till they have watered the earth,

making it fertile and fruitful,

giving seed to the sower

and bread for food,

so will my word be

that goes forth from my mouth:

it will not return to me empty,

but will carry out my will,

achieving the end for which I sent it.

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 65

R: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.

You have visited the land and watered it;

greatly have You enriched it.

God’s watercourses filled;

You have prepared the grain.

R: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.

Thus have You prepared the land:

drenching its furrows,

Breaking up its clods, softening it with showers,

Blessing its yield.

R: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.

You have crowned the year with bounty,

and Your paths overflow with a rich harvest;

The untilled meadows overflow with it,

and rejoicing clothes the hills.

R: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.

The fields are garmented with flocks

and the valleys blanketed with grain.

They shout and sing for glory.

R: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.