Johannine Literature in the Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass
(1981 Latin and 1998 USA Editions)
compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. 

Readings from John's Gospel used on Sundays and Major Feasts:
 
During the Easter Season, the First Reading is always from the Acts of the Apostles.
During other liturgical seasons, the First Reading is from the Old Testament.
 

Lect. #

Sunday or Feast Day

Gospel Reading

First Reading

16

Christmas ABC - Mass during the Day

John 1:1-18 [or 1:1-5, 9-14]

Isa 52:7-10

19

Second Sunday after Christmas ABC
(now often supplanted by Epiphany)

John 1:1-18 [or 1:1-5, 9-14]

Sir 24:1-2, 8-12
[24:1-4, 12-16 neo-Vulg]

8

Third Sunday of Advent B

John 1:6-8, 19-28

Isa 61:1-2b, 10-11

64

2nd Sunday of Ord. Time A

John 1:29-34

Isa 49:3, 5-6

65

2nd Sunday of Ord. Time B

John 1:35-42

1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19

66

2nd Sunday of Ord. Time C

John 2:1-11

Isa 62:1-5

29

3rd Sunday of Lent B

John 2:13-25

Exod 20:1-17 [or 20:1-3,7-8,12-17]

32

4th Sunday of Lent B

John 3:14-21

2 Chron 36:14-16, 19-23

164

Trinity Sunday A

John 3:16-18

Exod 34:4b-6, 8-9

28 (29/30)

3rd Sunday of Lent A (opt. B/C)

John 4:5-42 [or 4:4-15,19b-26,39a,40-42]

Exod 17:3-7

110

17th Sunday of Ord. Time B

John 6:1-15

2Kgs 4:42-44

113

18th Sunday of Ord. Time B

John 6:24-35

Exod 16:2-4, 12-15

116

19th Sunday of Ord. Time B

John 6:41-51

1Kgs 19:4-8

167

Body and Blood of Christ A

John 6:51-58

Deut 8:2-3, 14b-16a

119

20th Sunday of Ord. Time B

John 6:51-58

Prov 9:1-6

122

21st Sunday of Ord. Time B

John 6:60-69

Josh 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b

62

Vigil of Pentecost ABC

John 7:37-39

Gen 11:1-9; or Exod 19:3-8a, 16-20b;
or Ezek 37:1-4; or Joel 3:1-5

36

5th Sunday of Lent C

John 8:1-11

Isa 43:16-21

31 (32/33)

4th Sunday of Lent A (opt. B/C)

John 9:1-41 [or 9:1,6-9,13-17,34-38]

1 Sam 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a

49

4th Sunday of Easter A

John 10:1-10

Acts 2:14a, 36-41

50

4th Sunday of Easter B

John 10:11-18

Acts 4:8-12

51

4th Sunday of Easter C

John 10:27-30

Acts 13:14, 43-52

34 (35/36)

5th Sunday of Lent A (opt. B/C)

John 11:1-45 [or 11:3-7,17,20-27,33b-45]

Ezek 37:12-14

37

Palm Sunday B, Procession with Palms

John 12:12-16 (2nd option after Mk 11:1-10)

x

35

5th Sunday of Lent B

John 12:20-33

Jer 31:31-34

39

Holy Thursday: Lord's Supper ABC

John 13:1-15

Exod 12:1-8, 11-14

54

5th Sunday of Easter C

John 13:31-33a, 34-35

Acts 14:21-27

52

5th Sunday of Easter A

John 14:1-12

Acts 6:1-7

55

6th Sunday of Easter A

John 14:15-21

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

63

Pentecost C - opt. Gospel

John 14:15-16, 23b-26

Acts 2:1-11

57

6th Sunday of Easter C

John 14:23-29

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29

53

5th Sunday of Easter B

John 15:1-8

Acts 9:26-31

56

6th Sunday of Easter B

John 15:9-17

Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48a

63

Pentecost B - opt. Gospel

John 15:26-27; 16:12-15

Acts 2:1-11

166

Trinity Sunday C

John 16:12-15

Prov 8:22-31

59*

[ 7th Sunday of Easter A ]

John 17:1-11a

Acts 1:12-14

60*

[ 7th Sunday of Easter B ]

John 17:11b-19

Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26

61*

[ 7th Sunday of Easter C ]

John 17:20-26

Acts 7:55-60

40

Good Friday ABC

John 18:1 - 19:42

Isa 52:13 - 53:12

161

Christ the King B

John 18:33b-37

Dan 7:13-14

171

Sacred Heart Friday B

John 19:31-37

Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9

42

Easter Sunday ABC

John 20:1-9

Acts 10:34a, 37-43

63

Pentecost Sunday ABC

John 20:19-23

Acts 2:1-11

43/44/45

2nd Sunday of Easter ABC

John 20:19-31

Acts 2:42-47

48

3rd Sunday of Easter C

John 21:1-19 [or 1-14]

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41

*Note: If the Ascension of the Lord is transferred from the traditional date (Thursday in the 6th week of Easter)
to the 7th Sunday of Easter, as now done in much of the USA, the readings prescribed here are omitted.

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