Jesus and the SamaritanWoman at the Well

Sunday’s Bulletin


In today’s gospel the Samaritan woman asks Jesus for water, an image of our thirst for God. Jesus offers living water, a sign of God’s grace flowing from the waters of baptism. The early church used this gospel and those of the next two Sundays to deepen baptismal reflection during the final days of preparation before baptism at Easter. As we journey to the resurrection feast, Christ comes among us in word, bath, and meal—offering us the life-giving water of God’s mercy and forgiveness.

Readings and Psalm

  • Exodus 17:1-7
    Water from the rock in the wilderness
  • Psalm 95
    Let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation. (Ps. 95:1)
  • Romans 5:1-11
    Reconciled to God by Christ’s death
  • John 4:5-42
    Baptismal image: the woman at the well