compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

The Lectionary for Mass
(1998/2002 USA Edition)

Volume I:  Readings for Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord and the Saints
(published 1998)

"Introduction" to the Lectionary for Mass (Second Latin Edition, 1981)
or Spanish: Ordenación de las Lecturas de la Misa: Prenotandos (PDF file)

Season of Advent | Season of Christmas | Season of Lent | Easter Triduum and Season of Easter

Sundays in Ordinary Time - Cycle A | Sundays in Ordinary Time - Cycle B | Sundays in Ordinary Time - Cycle C

Solemnities of the Lord during Ordinary Time | Chrism Mass | Octave of Easter | Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord and the Saints

Common Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations

Scripture Index for Lectionary Readings: Sundays and Major Feasts


Volumes II-IV: Readings for Weekdays and other Masses
(published 2002)

Seasons of Advent & Christmas | Seasons of Lent & EASTER | Ordinary Time, Year I | Ordinary Time, Year II

Common Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations | Proper of Saints

Commons | Rituals, including Marriage | Masses for Various Needs and Occasions | Votive Masses | Masses for the Dead

Sacramentary Supplement 2004: New Memorials and Feasts for the Universal Calendar
and for the Particular Calendar of the Dioceses of the United States of America

Jesuit Lectionary (2002): Readings for Celebrations Proper to the Society of Jesus

Scripture Index for Lectionary Readings: Weekdays

Note: The Sunday Readings follow a three-year cycle, while the Weekday Readings follow a two-year cycle:

2017 was Sunday Cycle A and weekday Year I;  2018 was Sunday Cycle B and weekday Year II;  2019 is Sunday Cycle C and weekday Year I.

The new "Liturgical Year" always begins on the First Sunday of Advent, between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, not just on January 1.
So the 2019 Liturgical Year began on December 2, 2018, while the 2020 Liturgical Year will begin on December 1, 2019.
For other years, see the Calendar of Lectionary Cycles and Movable Liturgical Feasts (1969–2050).

Click here for an Overview of the Different Contents of the First and Second Editions of the Lectionary for Mass.

Readings in the 1998/2002 USA Lectionary that are new or different from the 1970 edition are marked in the accompanying tables. 
Click here or on the underlined links (new) or (diff) in the tables for detailed explanations of the changes.

For the full texts of the readings for each Sunday and weekday of the liturgical year, 
please refer to the official web-site of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition
© 1998, 1997, 1970, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.


Main Lectionary Page 1998/2002 USA Edition 1992 Canadian Edition
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