The Catholic Lectionary for Mass
(1981 Latin & 1998 USA Editions)
compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.


An Overview of the Gospel Readings during Ordinary Time

Year A:  mostly Matthew
(2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, etc.)
Year B:  mostly Mark
(2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, etc.)
Year C:  mostly Luke
(2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, etc.)
Week 2017 First Reading Gospel Reading Week 2015 First Reading Gospel Reading Week 2016 First Reading Gospel Reading
[1A] 1/9 Isa 42:1-4, 6-7 Matt 3:13-17 [1B] 1/11 Isa 42:1-4, 6-7 Mark 1:7-11 [1C] 1/10 Isa 42:1-4, 6-7 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
2A 1/15 Isa 49:3, 5-6 John 1:29-34 2B 1/18 1Sam 3:3-10, 19 John 1:35-42 2C 1/17 Isa 62:1-5 John 2:1-12
3A 1/22 Isa 8:23—9:3 Matt 4:12-23 or shorter 3B 1/25 Jon 3:1-5, 10 Mark 1:14-20 3C 1/24 Neh 8:2-6, 8-10 Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21
4A 1/29 Zeph 2:3; 3:12-13 Matt 5:1-12 4B 2/1 Deut 18:15-20 Mark 1:21-28 4C 1/31 Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 Luke 4:21-30
5A 2/5 Isa 58:7-10 Matt 5:13-16 5B 2/8 Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Mark 1:29-39 5C 2/7 Isa 6:1-2, 3-8 Luke 5:1-11
6A 2/12 Sir 15:15-20 Matt 5:17-37 or shorter 6B 2/15 Lev 13:1-2, 44-46 Mark 1:40-45 6C X Jer 17:5-8 Luke 6:17, 20-26
7A 2/19 Lev 19:1-2, 17-18 Matt 5:38-48 7B X Isa 43:18-25 (sel.) Mark 2:1-12 7C [Pent.] 1Sam 26:2-23 (sel.) Luke 6:27-38
8A 2/26 Isa 49:14-15 Matt 6:24-34 8B [Pent.] Hos 2:16-17, 21-22 Mark 2:18-22 8C [Trin.] Sir 27:4-7 Luke 6:39-45
9A [Pent.] Deut 11:18, 26-28 Matt 7:21-27 9B [Trin.] Deut 5:12-15 Mark 2:23—3:6 9C [Body] 1Kgs 8:41-43 Luke 7:1-10
10A [Trin.] Hos 6:3-6 Matt 9:9-13 10B [Body] Gen 3:9-15 Mark 3:20-35 10C 6/5 1Kgs 17:17-24 Luke 7:11-17
11A [Body] Exod 19:2-6 Matt 9:36—10:8 11B 6/14 Ezek 17:22-24 Mark 4:26-34 11C 6/12 2Sam 12:7-10, 13 Luke 7:36—8:3 or shorter
12A 6/25 Jer 20:10-13 Matt 10:26-33 12B 6/21 Job 38:1, 8-11 Mark 4:35-41 12C 6/19 Zech 12:10-11 Luke 9:18-24
13A 7/2 2Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 Matt 10:37-42 13B 6/28 Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Mark 5:21-43 13C 6/26 1Kgs 19:16, 19-21 Luke 9:51-62
14A 7/9 Zech 9:9-10 Matt 11:25-30 14B 7/5 Ezek 2:2-5 Mark 6:1-6 14C 7/3 Isa 66:10-14 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
15A 7/16 Isa 55:10-11 Matt 13:1-23 or shorter 15B 7/12 Amos 7:12-15 Mark 6:7-13 15C 7/10 Deut 30:10-14 Luke 10:25-37
16A 7/23 Wis 12:13, 16-19 Matt 13:24-43 or shorter 16B 7/19 Jer 23:1-6 Mark 6:30-34 16C 7/17 Gen 18:1-10 Luke 10:38-42
17A 7/30 1Kgs 3:5, 7-12 Matt 13:44-52 or shorter 17B 7/26 2Kgs 4:42-44 John 6:1-15 17C 7/24 Gen 18:20-32 Luke 11:1-13
18A [8/6] Isa 55:1-3 Matt 14:13-21 18B 8/2 Exod 16:2-4, 12-15 John 6:24-35 18C 7/31 Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23 Luke 12:13-21
19A 8/13 1Kgs 19:9, 11-13 Matt 14:22-33 19B 8/9 1Kgs 19:4-8 John 6:41-51 19C 8/7 Wis 18:6-9 Luke 12:32-48 or shorter
20A 8/20 Isa 56:1, 6-7 Matt 15:21-28 20B 8/16 Prov 9:1-6 John 6:51-58 20C 8/14 Jer 38:4-6, 8-10 Luke 12:49-53
21A 8/27 Isa 22:15, 19-23 Matt 16:13-20 21B 8/23 Jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18 John 6:60-69 21C 8/21 Isa 66:18-21 Luke 13:22-30
22A 9/3 Jer 20:7-9 Matt 16:21-27 22B 8/30 Deut 4:1-2, 6-8 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 22C 8/28 Sir 3:17-29 (sel.) Luke 14:1, 7-14
23A 9/10 Ezek 33:7-9 Matt 18:15-20 23B 9/6 Isa 35:4-7 Mark 7:31-37 23C 9/4 Wis 9:13-18 Luke 14:25-33
24A 9/17 Sir 27:30—28:7 Matt 18:21-35 24B 9/13 Isa 50:4-9 Mark 8:27-35 24C 9/11 Exod 32:7-11, 13-14 Luke 15:1-32 or shorter
25A 9/24 Isa 55:6-9 Matt 20:1-16 25B 9/20 Wis 2:12, 17-20 Mark 9:30-37 25C 9/18 Amos 8:4-7 Luke 16:1-13 or shorter
26A 10/1 Ezek 18:25-28 Matt 21:28-32 26B 9/27 Num 11:25-29 Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 26C 9/25 Amos 6:1, 4-7 Luke 16:19-31
27A 10/8 Isa 5:1-7 Matt 21:33-43 27B 10/4 Gen 2:18-24 Mark 10:2-16 or shorter 27C 10/2 Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4 Luke 17:5-10
28A 10/15 Isa 25:6-10 Matt 22:1-14 or shorter 28B 10/11 Wis 7:7-11 Mark 10:17-30 or shorter 28C 10/9 2Kgs 5:14-17 Luke 17:11-19
29A 10/22 Isa 45:1, 4-6 Matt 22:15-21 29B 10/18 Isa 53:10-11 Mark 10:35-45 or shorter 29C 10/16 Exod 17:8-13 Luke 18:1-8
30A 10/29 Exod 22:20-26 Matt 22:34-40 30B 10/25 Jer 31:7-9 Mark 10:46-52 30C 10/23 Sir 35:12-14, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14
31A 11/5 Mal 1:14—2:2, 8-10 Matt 23:1-12 31B [11/1] Deut 6:2-6 Mark 12:28-34 31C 10/30 Wis 11:22—12:1 Luke 19:1-10
32A 11/12 Wis 6:12-16 Matt 25:1-13 32B 11/8 1Kgs 17:10-16 Mark 12:38-44 32C 11/6 2Macc 7:1-2, 9-14 Luke 20:27-38 or shorter
33A 11/19 Prov 31:10-31 (sel.) Matt 25:14-30 or shorter 33B 11/15 Dan 12:1-3 Mark 13:24-32 33C 11/13 Mal 3:19-20 Luke 21:5-19
[34A] 11/26 Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17 Matt 25:31-46 [34B] 11/22 Dan 7:13-14 John 18:33-37 [34C] 11/20 2Sam 5:1-3 Luke 23:35-43

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