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.