Our first reading for this weekend is taken from the fifty-fifth chapter of the book of the prophet Isaiah. The “second” section of Isaiah dates from around the time of the return of Israel from captivity in Babylon, and hence it is filled with the language of hope and salvation. And this passage that we read today, which reminds us of the foundational scriptural principle of the primacy of grace, is one of the most magnificent.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 55:1-3
Psalm – Psalm 145:8-18
Reading 2 – Romans 8:35, 37-39
Gospel – Matthew 14:13-21