Mar 9 Sunday, First Sunday of Lent
(Week 1 of the Psalter)
Violet. Gen 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17; Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19; Matt 4:1-11.
First reading: Temptation and sin of the first parents by disobedience.
Psalm: “I acknowledge my transgressions.” David’s confession.
Second reading: The spread of sin through the human race.
Gospel: First parents yielded to temptation by doubting God’s word but Jesus overcame the temptations by holding on to God’s word.
“Our Lord Himself chose to be subjected to temptation in order to show us how we ought to resist it.”