OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE — Year A

First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17

A reading from the book of Ezekiel.

For Our God says this:  It is Your God who speaks.  I myself will look after and tend my sheep.  As a shepherd tends the flock when the sheep have been scattered, so will I tend my sheep.  I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark.  I
myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Most High.  The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal, shepherding them rightly.

As for you, my sheep, says Our God, I will judge between one sheep and another, between rams and goats.

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

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd; I have no wants.

Adonai, You are my shepherd; I have no wants,

In verdant pastures You give me repose.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd; I have no wants.

Beside restful waters You lead me;

You refresh my soul.
You guide me in right paths

for Your Name’s sake.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd; I have no wants.

You spread the table before me

in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd; I have no wants.

Only goodness and kindness follow me

all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in Your house

for years to come.

R: Adonai, You are my shepherd; I have no wants.