The Fourth Sunday in Lent, Laetare
The readings are: Exodus 16:2-21, Galatians 4:21-31, and John 6:1-15.
The introit is Psalm 122:1-2, 6, 8; antiphon Isaiah 66:10a, 11a
The Collect of the Day: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The Daily Readings for this week are: March 22: Gen. 41:28-57; Mark 11:20-33; March 23: Gen. 42:1-34, 38; Mark 12:1-12; March 24: Gen. 43:1-28; Mark 12:13-27; March 25: Gen. 44:1-18, 32-34; Mark 12:28-44; March 26: Gen. 45:1-20, 24-28; Mark 13:1-23; March 27: Gen. 47:1-31; Mark 13:24-37; March 28: Gen. 49:29-50:7, 14-26 Mark 14:1-11.