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The Lectionary for Mass (1970 USA Edition)

Readings for Weekdays in the Main Liturgical Seasons (Years I & II)

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Weekday Readings in the Season of Advent  (Years I & II):
 
# Weekday First Reading Responsorial Psalm Alleluia Gospel
176 First Week of Advent - Mon Isa 2:1-5 (or Isa 4:2-6 in Year A) Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9 See #193 Matt 8:5-11
177 First Week of Advent - Tues  Isa 11:1-10 Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 See #193 Luke 10:21-24
178 First Week of Advent - Wed Isa 25:6-10a Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 See #193 Matt 15:29-37
179 First Week of Advent - Thurs Isa 26:1-6 Ps 118:1+8-9, 19-21, 25-27a See #193 Matt 7:21, 24-27
180 First Week of Advent - Fri Isa 29:17-24 Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 See #193 Matt 9:27-31
181 First Week of Advent - Sat Isa 30:19-21, 23-26 Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 See #193 Matt 9:35-10:1, 6-8
182 Second Week of Advent - Mon Isa 35:1-10 Ps 85:9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14 See #193 Luke 5:17-26
183 Second Week of Advent - Tues Isa 40:1-11 Ps 96:1-2, 3+10ac, 11-12, 13 See #193 Matt 18:12-14
184 Second Week of Advent - Wed Isa 40:25-31 Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8+10 See #193 Matt 11:28-30
185 Second Week of Advent - Thurs Isa 41:13-20 Ps 145:1+9, 10-11, 12-13ab See #193 Matt 11:11-15
186 Second Week of Advent - Fri Isa 48:17-19 Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6 See #193 Matt 11:16-19
187 Second Week of Advent - Sat Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 Ps 80:2ac+3b, 15-16, 18-19 See #193 Matt 17:9a, 10-13
188 Third Week of Advent - Mon Num 24:2-7, 15-17a Ps 25:4bc-5ab, 6+7bc, 8-9 See #193 Matt 21:23-27
189 Third Week of Advent - Tues Zeph 3:1-2, 9-13 Ps 34:2-3, 6-8, 17-18, 19+23 See #193 Matt 21:28-32
190 Third Week of Advent - Wed Isa 45:6b-8, 18, 21b-25 Ps 85:9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14 See #193 Luke 7:18b-23
191 Third Week of Advent - Thurs Isa 54:1-10 Ps 30:2+4, 5-6, 11-12a+13b See #193 Luke 7:24-30
192 Third Week of Advent - Fri Isa 56:1-3a, 6-8 Ps 67:2-3, 5, 7-8 See #193 John 5:33-36
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194 Dec. 17 Gen 49:2, 8-10 Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17 See #202 Matt 1:1-17
195 Dec. 18 Jer 23:5-8 Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19 See #202 Matt 1:18-25
196 Dec. 19 Judg 13:2-7, 24-25a Ps 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17 See #202 Luke 1:5-25
197 Dec. 20 Isa 7:10-14 Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 See #202 Luke 1:26-38
198 Dec. 21 Cant 2:8-14 or Zeph 3:14-18a Ps 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21 See #202 Luke 1:39-45
199 Dec. 22 1 Sam 1:24-28 1 Sam 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd See #202 Luke 1:46-56
200 Dec. 23 Mal 3:1-4, 23-24 Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10+14 See #202 Luke 1:57-66
201 Dec. 24 - morning Mass 2 Sam 7:1-5, 8b-11, 16 Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27+29 See #202 Luke 1:67-79
Notes: Lect. #193 contains the Alleluia Verses for use on the Weekdays of Advent up to December 16.
Lect. #202 contains the Alleluia Verses for use on the Weekdays of Advent from Dec. 17 to Dec. 24
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Weekday Readings in the Season of Christmas (Years I & II):

# Weekday First Reading Responsorial Psalm Alleluia Gospel
696 Dec. 26 - St. Stephen Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6ab+7a+8a, 17+21ab Ps 118:26+27 Matt 10:17-22
697 Dec. 27 - St. John 1 John 1:1-4 Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 [non-biblical] John 20:2-8
698 Dec. 28 - Holy Innocents 1 John 1:5—2:2 Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7cd-8 [non-biblical] Matt 2:13-18
203 Dec. 29 1 John 2:3-11 Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6 See #212 Luke 2:22-35
204 Dec. 30 1 John 2:12-17 Ps 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10 See #212 Luke 2:36-40
205 Dec. 31 1 John 2:18-21 Ps 96:1-2, 11-12, 13 See #212 John 1:1-18
18 Jan. 1 - Mary, Mother of God Num 6:22-27
and
Gal 4:4-7
Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Heb 1:1-2 Luke 2:16-21
206 Jan. 2 1 John 2:22-28 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 See #212 John 1:19-28
207 Jan. 3 1 John 2:29—3:6 Ps 98:1, 3cd-4, 5-6 See #212 John 1:29-34
208 Jan. 4 1 John 3:7-10 Ps 98:1, 7-8, 9 See #212 John 1:35-42
209 Jan. 5 1 John 3:11-21 Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5 See #212 John 1:43-51
210 Jan. 6 - (if Epiphany is Jan. 7 or 8)  1 John 5:5-13 Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 See #212 Mark 1:7-11
211 Jan. 7 - (if Epiphany is Jan. 8)  1 John 5:14-21 Ps 149:1-2, 3-4, 5+6a+9b See #212 John 2:1-12
20 Epiphany of the Lord
(traditionally on Jan. 6; but now
in USA: Sunday after Jan. 1)

Isa 60:1-6
and Eph 3:2-3, 5-6

Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 Matt 2:2 Matt 2:1-12
213 Monday after Epiphany, or Jan. 7 1 John 3:22—4:6 Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-11 See #219 Matt 4:12-17, 23-25
214 Tuesday after Epiphany, or Jan. 8 1 John 4:7-10 Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8 See #219 Mark 6:34-44
215 Wednesday after Epiphany, or Jan. 9 1 John 4:11-18 Ps 72:1-2, 10, 12-13 See #219 Mark 6:45-52
216 Thursday after Epiphany, or Jan. 10 1 John 4:19—5:4 Ps 72:1-2, 14+15bc, 17 See #219 Luke 4:14-22a
217 Friday after Epiphany, or Jan. 11 1 John 5:5-13 Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 See #219 Luke 5:12-16
218 Saturday after Epiphany, or Jan. 12 1 John 5:14-21 Ps 149:1-2, 3-4, 5+6a+9b See #219 John 3:22-30
Notes: Jan. 1 and Jan. 6 have a second reading, which is read between the Psalm and the Gospel, as on Sundays.
Lect. #212 contains Alleluia Verses for use on Weekdays of the Christmas Season before Epiphany.
Lect. #219 contains additional Alleluia Verses for use on the Weekdays after Epiphany.

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Weekday Readings in the Season of Lent (Years I & II):

# Weekday First Reading Responsorial Psalm
Verse before
the Gospel
Gospel
220 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-18
and
2 Cor 5:20—6:2
Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14+17 See #224 Matt 6:1-6, 16-18
221 Thursday after Ash Wed. Deut 30:15-20 Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6 See #224 Luke 9:22-25
222 Friday after Ash Wed. Isa 58:1-9a Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19 See #224 Matt 9:14-15
223 Saturday after Ash Wed. Isa 58:9b-14 Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 See #224 Luke 5:27-32
225 First Week of Lent - Mon Lev 19:1-2, 11-18 Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15 See #224 Matt 25:31-46
226 First Week of Lent - Tues Isa 55:10-11 Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 See #224 Matt 6:7-15
227 First Week of Lent - Wed Jonah 3:1-10 Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 See #224 Luke 11:29-32
228 First Week of Lent - Thurs Esth C:12, 14-16, 23-25 Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 See #224 Matt 7:7-12
229 First Week of Lent - Fri Ezek 18:21-28 Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8 See #224 Matt 5:20-26
230 First Week of Lent - Sat Deut 26:16-19 Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8 See #224 Matt 5:43-48
231 Second Week of Lent - Mon Dan 9:4b-10 Ps 79:8, 9, 11+13 See #224 Luke 6:36-38
232 Second Week of Lent - Tues Isa 1:10, 16-20 Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21+ 23 See #224 Matt 23:1-12
233 Second Week of Lent - Wed Jer 18:18-20 Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 See #224 Matt 20:17-28
234 Second Week of Lent - Thurs Jer 17:5-10 Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6 See #224 Luke 16:19-31
235 Second Week of Lent - Fri Gen 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 See #224 Matt 21:33-43, 45-46
236 Second Week of Lent - Sat Mic 7:14-15, 18-20 Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 See #224 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
237 Third Week of Lent – opt. Mass Exod 17:1-7 Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 See #224 John 4:5-42
238 Third Week of Lent - Mon 2 Kgs 5:1-15a Ps 42:2-3; 43:3-4 See #224 Luke 4:24-30
239 Third Week of Lent - Tues Dan 3:25, 34-43 Ps 25:4bc-5ab, 6+7bc, 8-9 See #224 Matt 18:21-35
240 Third Week of Lent - Wed Deut 4:1, 5-9 Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 See #224 Matt 5:17-19
241 Third Week of Lent - Thurs Jer 7:23-28 Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 See #224 Luke 11:14-23
242 Third Week of Lent - Fri Hos 14:2-10 Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14+17 See #224 Mark 12:28b-34
243 Third Week of Lent - Sat Hos 6:1-6 Ps 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab See #224 Luke 18:9-14
244 Fourth Week of Lent – opt. Mass Mic 7:7-9 Ps 27:1, 7-8a, 8b-9abc, 13-14 See #224 John 9:1-41
245 Fourth Week of Lent - Mon Isa 65:17-21 Ps 30:2+4, 5-6, 11-12a+13b See #224 John 4:43-54
246 Fourth Week of Lent - Tues Ezek 47:1-9, 12 Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9 See #224 John 5:1-3a, 5-16
247 Fourth Week of Lent - Wed Isa 49:8-15 Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18 See #224 John 5:17-30
248 Fourth Week of Lent - Thurs Exod 32:7-14 Ps 106:19-20, 21-22, 23 See #224 John 5:31-47
249 Fourth Week of Lent - Fri Wis 2:1a, 12-22 Ps 34:17-18, 19-20, 21+23 See #224 John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
250 Fourth Week of Lent - Sat Jer 11:18-20 Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-10, 11-12 See #224 John 7:40-53
251 Fifth Week of Lent – opt. Mass 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b+15 See #224 John 11:1-45
252 Fifth Week of Lent - Mon Dan 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62
or 13:41c-62 
Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 See #224 John 8:1-11
or
8:12-20
253 Fifth Week of Lent - Tues Num 21:4-9 Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21 See #224 John 8:21-30
254 Fifth Week of Lent - Wed Dan 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 Dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 See #224 John 8:31-42
255 Fifth Week of Lent - Thurs Gen 17:3-9 Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 See #224 John 8:51-59
256 Fifth Week of Lent - Fri Jer 20:10-13 Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 See #224 John 10:31-42
257 Fifth Week of Lent - Sat Ezek 37:21-28 Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 See #224 John 11:45-57
258 Holy Week - Mon Isa 42:1-7 Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14 [non-biblical] John 12:1-11
259 Holy Week - Tues Isa 49:1-6 Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15+17 [non-biblical] John 13:21-33, 36-38
260 Holy Week - Wed Isa 50:4-9a Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31+33-34 As above, #258-259 Matt 26:14-25
Notes: Ash Wednesday has a second reading, which is read between the Psalm and the Gospel, as on Sundays.
Lect. #224 contains Verses before the Gospel for use on the Weekdays of Lent.
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Weekday Readings in the Season of Easter (Years I & II):

# Weekday First Reading Responsorial Psalm Alleluia Gospel
261 Easter Octave - Mon Acts 2:14, 22-32 Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Ps 118:24 Matt 28:8-15
262 Easter Octave - Tues Acts 2:36-41 Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20+22 Ps 118:24 John 20:11-18
263 Easter Octave - Wed Acts 3:1-10 Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 Ps 118:24 Luke 24:13-35
264 Easter Octave - Thurs Acts 3:11-26 Ps 8:2ab+5, 6-7, 8-9 Ps 118:24 Luke 24:35-48
265 Easter Octave - Fri Acts 4:1-12 Ps 118:1-2+4, 22-24, 25-27a Ps 118:24 John 21:1-14
266 Easter Octave - Sat Acts 4:13-21 Ps 118:1+14-15ab, 16-18, 19-21 Ps 118:24 Mark 16:9-15
267 Second Week of Easter - Mon Acts 4:23-31 Ps 2:1-3, 4-7a, 7b-9 See #303 John 3:1-8
268 Second Week of Easter - Tues Acts 4:32-37 Ps 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5 See #303 John 3:7-15
269 Second Week of Easter - Wed Acts 5:17-26 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 See #303 John 3:16-21
270 Second Week of Easter - Thurs Acts 5:27-33 Ps 34:2+9, 17-18, 19-20 See #303 John 3:31-36
271 Second Week of Easter - Fri Acts 5:34-42 Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 See #303 John 6:1-15
272 Second Week of Easter - Sat Acts 6:1-7 Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 See #303 John 6:16-21
273 Third Week of Easter - Mon Acts 6:8-15 Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30 See #303 John 6:22-29
274 Third Week of Easter - Tues Acts 7:51—8:1a Ps 31:3cd-4, 6ab+7b+8a, 17+21ab See #303 John 6:30-35
275 Third Week of Easter - Wed Acts 8:1b-8 Ps 66:1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a See #303 John 6:35-40
276 Third Week of Easter - Thurs Acts 8:26-40 Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20 See #303 John 6:44-51
277 Third Week of Easter - Fri Acts 9:1-20 Ps 117:1, 2 See #303 John 6:52-59
278 Third Week of Easter - Sat Acts 9:31-42 Ps 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 See #303 John 6:60-69
279 Fourth Week of Easter - Mon Acts 11:1-18 Ps 42:2-3; 43:3, 4 See #303 John 10:1-10 or,
in Year A, John 10:11-18
280 Fourth Week of Easter - Tues Acts 11:19-26 Ps 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7 See #303 John 10:22-30
281 Fourth Week of Easter - Wed Acts 12:24—13:5a Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6+8 See #303 John 12:44-50
282 Fourth Week of Easter - Thurs Acts 13:13-25 Ps 89:2-3, 21-22, 25+27 See #303 John 13:16-20
283 Fourth Week of Easter - Fri Acts 13:26-33 Ps 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab See #303 John 14:1-6
284 Fourth Week of Easter - Sat Acts 13:44-52 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 See #303 John 14:7-14
285 Fifth Week of Easter - Mon Acts 14:5-18 Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16 See #303 John 14:21-26
286 Fifth Week of Easter - Tues Acts 14:19-28 Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 See #303 John 14:27-31a
287 Fifth Week of Easter - Wed Acts 15:1-6 Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 See #303 John 15:1-8
288 Fifth Week of Easter - Thurs Acts 15:7-21 Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10 See #303 John 15:9-11
289 Fifth Week of Easter - Fri Acts 15:22-31 Ps 57:8-9, 10+12 See #303 John 15:12-17
290 Fifth Week of Easter - Sat Acts 16:1-10 Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5 See #303 John 15:18-21
291 Sixth Week of Easter - Mon Acts 16:11-15 Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b See #303 John 15:26—16:4a
292 Sixth Week of Easter - Tues Acts 16:22-34 Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 See #303 John 16:5-11
293 Sixth Week of Easter - Wed Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14 See #303 John 16:12-15
294 *Sixth Week of Easter - Thurs *Acts 18:1-8 *Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 See #303 *John 16:16-20
295 Sixth Week of Easter - Fri Acts 18:9-18 Ps 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 See #303 or 304 John 16:20-23a
296 Sixth Week of Easter - Sat Acts 18:23-28 Ps 47:2-3, 8-9, 10 See #303 or 304 John 16:23b-28
297 Seventh Week of Easter - Mon Acts 19:1-8 Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab See #304 John 16:29-33
298 Seventh Week of Easter - Tues Acts 20:17-27 Ps 68:10-11, 20-21 See #304 John 17:1-11a
299 Seventh Week of Easter - Wed Acts 20:28-38 Ps 68:29-30, 33-35a, 35bc-36ab See #304 John 17:11b-19
300 Seventh Week of Easter - Thurs Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 See #304 John 17:20-26
301 Seventh Week of Easter - Fri Acts 25:13b-21 Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab See #304 John 21:15-19
302 Seventh Week of Easter - Sat Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 Ps 11:4, 5+7 See #304 John 21:20-25
Note on #294: The readings given above for Thursday in the Sixth Week of Easter are used only in places where the Ascension of the Lord is transferred to the 7th Sunday of Easter.
Note: For the weekdays in the Octave of Easter, the prescribed Alleluia Verse before the Gospel is Ps 118:24 ("This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad").
Lect. #303 contains recommended Alleluia Verses for all other weekdays of the Easter Season up to the Ascension.
Lect. #304 contains recommended Alleluia Verses for the weekdays of the Easter Season after the Ascension.

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Other Sections of the Lectionary for Mass, 1970 USA edition:

Readings for Sundays and Major Feast Days (Cycles A, B, C)

Readings for Weekdays in the Season of the Year (Ordinary Time)

Readings for the Propers of the Saints

Readings for Other Masses (Commons, Rituals, Votives, Various Occasions)

Responsorial Psalms and Alleluia Verses

 

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