This year 2014 Australia Day falls on Sunday 26th January therefore the readings can be taken from the proper or the 3rd Sunday Year A. Here is the Gospel "The Beatitude" from Matthew recommended for Australia Day.

“… rejoice and be glad…”

In the Mass for Australia Day, the lectionary offers two alternative readings. This reflection will treat the opening verses of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, the passage generally referred to as “The Beatitudes”.

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