Responding To The Psalms – March 2024

A project of the Spirituality Committee of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

“Indeed, who could fail to be moved by those many passages in the psalms which set forth so profoundly the infinite majesty of God, his omnipotence, his justice and goodness and clemency, too deep for words, and all the other infinite qualities of his that deserve our praise? Who could fail to be roused to the same emotions by the prayers of thanksgiving to God for blessings received, by the petitions, so humble and confident, for blessings still awaited, by the cries of a soul in sorrow for sin committed? Who would not be fired with love as he looks on the likeness of Christ, the redeemer, here so lovingly foretold? His was the voice Augustine heard in every psalm, the voice of praise, of suffering, of joyful expectation, of present distress.”

from the Apostolic Constitution Divino afflatu of Pope Saint Pius X 1911

We offer the Sunday Responsorial Psalm as a focus for prayer and reflection during the week ahead

for yourself or to share with others. You could note your own thoughts as a possible personal journal.

Acknowledgements: Excerpts from The Psalms: A New Translation © 1963 The Grail (England) published by HarperCollins.

3 March – Third Sunday of Lent

10 March – Forth Sunday of Lent / Laetare Sunday

17 March – Fifth Sunday of Lent

24 March – Palm Sunday

31 March – Easter Sunday