FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT — Year C

First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10

A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.

Moses told the people: “The priest shall then receive the basket from you and shall set it in front of the altar of our God.  Then you shall declare before our God, ‘Our ancestor was a wandering Aramean who went down to Egypt with a small household and lived there as an alien, becoming
there a nation great, strong and numerous. When the Egyptians maltreated and oppressed us, imposing hard labor upon us, we cried to Yahweh, the God of our ancestors, who heard our cry and saw our affliction, our toil and oppression. We were brought out of Egypt with a strong hand and outstretched arm, with terrifying power, with signs and wonders; and having been brought into this country, we were given this land flowing with milk and honey.  Therefore, we have now brought you
the first fruits of the products of the soil which you, O God, have given us.’  And having set them before your God, you shall bow down.”

The Word of God recorded in the book of Deuteronomy.

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25

R: Be with me, O God, when I am in trouble.

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High

who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

Say: “My refuge and my fortress,

my God in whom I trust.”

R: Be with me, O God, when I am in trouble.

No evil will befall you

nor will affliction come near your tent.

For to angels God has given command about you

that they guard you in your ways.

R: Be with me, O God, when I am in trouble.

Upon their hands they will bear you up

lest you dash your foot against a stone.

You will tread upon the asp and the viper;

you will trample down the lion and the dragon.

R: Be with me, O God, when I am in trouble.

 

Because you cling to Me, I will deliver you;

I will set you on high because you acknowledge My Name.

You will call upon Me,

and I will answer you.

I will be with you in distress;

I will deliver you and glorify you.

R: Be with me, O God, when I am in trouble.