FIRST READING (The bridegroom rejoices in his bride.)
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (62:1-5)
For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch.
Nations shall behold your vindication, and all the kings your glory; you shall be called by a new name pronounced by the mouth of the Lord. You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord, a royal diadem held by your God. No more shall people call you “Forsaken,” or your land “Desolate,” but you shall be called “My Delight,” and your land “Espoused.” For the Lord delights in you and makes your land his spouse. As a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you; and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you. —The Word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM (96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10)
Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations. (Ps 96:3)
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all you lands. Sing to the Lord; bless his name. (R)
Announce his salvation, day after day. Tell his glory among the nations; among all peoples, his wondrous deeds. (R)
Give to the Lord, you families of nations, give to the Lord glory and praise; give to the Lord the glory due his name! (R)
Worship the Lord in holy attire. Tremble before him, all the earth; say among the nations: The Lord is king. He governs the peoples with equity. (R)
SECOND READING (One and the same Spirit distributing them individually to each person as he wishes.)
A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians (12:4-11)
Brothers and sisters: There are different kinds of spiritual gift s but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit. To one is given through the Spirit the expression of wisdom; to another, the expression of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, gift s of healing by the one Spirit; to another, mighty deeds; to another, prophecy; to another, discernment of spirits; to another, varieties of tongues; to another, interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing them individually to each person as he wishes. —The Word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (Cf. 2 Thes 2:14)
God has called us through the Gospel to possess the glory
of our Lord Jesus Christ. (R)
GOSPEL (Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee.)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John (2:1-11)
There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from—although the servers who had drawn the water knew—the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. —The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.