4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Psalm text (Ps 146:6-7, 8-9a, 9b-10)

Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!

The Lord keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets captives free.

The Lord give sight to the blind;
The Lord raises up those who were bowed down.
The Lord loves the just;
the Lord protects strangers.

The fatherless and the widow the Lord sustains,
but the way of the wicked He thwarts.
The Lord shall reign forever;
Your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia.



Gospel Verse (Mt 5:12a)

Rejoice and be glad; your reward will be great in heaven.


The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.