24 June – THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST – Year A

Readings:    

VIGIL

Jer 1:4-10: Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.

Ps 70:1-6, 15, 17: R. Since my mother’s womb, you have been my strength.

1 Pet 1:8-12: The prophets searched and inquired for this salvation.

Alleluia, alleluia! He came to bear witness to the light, to prepare an upright people for the Lord. Alleluia! (Cf Jn 1:7; Lk 1:17)

Lk 1:5-17: A son is born to you and you will name him John.

DAY

Is 49:1-6: Behold I will make you a light to the nations.

Ps 138:1-3, 13-15: R. I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

Acts 13:22-26: Christ’s coming was announced beforehand by the preaching of John.

Alleluia, alleluia! You, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways. Alleluia! (Cf Lk 1:76)

Lk 1:57-66, 80: John is his name.