Category Archives: Sunday Gospel

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

John 2:1-11; JB

Three days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee.  The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited.  When they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the wedding was all finished, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine’.  Jesus said, ‘Woman, why turn to me? My hour has not come yet.’  His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you’.  There were six stone water jars standing there, meant for the ablutions that are customary among the Jews: each could hold twenty or thirty gallons.  Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’, and they filled them to the brim.  ‘Draw some out now’ he told them ‘and take it to the steward.’  They did this; the steward tasted the water, and it had turned into wine.  Having no idea where it came from—only the servants who had drawn the water knew—the steward called the bridegroom and said, ‘People generally serve the best wine first, and keep the cheaper sort till the guests have had plenty to drink; but you have kept the best wine till now’.

This was the first of the signs given by Jesus: it was given at Cana in Galilee.  He let his glory be seen, and his disciples believed in him.

Second Mystery of Light: The Wedding at Cana

Baptism of the Lord

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22; JB

A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning is to think that John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all, ‘I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire’.

Now when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened and the Holy
Spirit descended on him in bodily shape, like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you’.

The First Mystery of Light: The Baptism in the Jordan