First Reading – Isaiah 8:23-9:3.

Isaiah looks forward to a day when the people that have walked in darkness will have seen a great light.

Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17.

Paul appeals for reconciliation between the divided groups in Corinth.

Gospel Reading – Matthew 4:12-23.

Jesus fulfils the prophecy of Isaiah and begins his public ministry by calling his first disciples to follow him in proclaiming the Good News of God’s Kingdom.