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

An Overview of the Use of Mark's Gospel on Sundays, Feasts, and Weekdays

Lect# Sunday or Feast Gospel Passage Prescribed Verses of Mark Omitted Sundays (but most used for certain Weekday Masses)
5B 2nd Sunday of Advent – B Mark 1:1-8 – Preaching of John the Baptist .
21B Baptism of the Lord (Year B opt.) Mark 1:7-11 – Baptism of Jesus .
23B 1st Sunday of Lent – B Mark 1:12-15 – Temptation of Jesus; Beginning of the Galilean Ministry .
68B 3rd Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 1:14-20 – Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry and Calls His First Disciples .
71B 4th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 1:21-28 – First Exorcism, in Synagogue at Capernaum Mark 1:21a “When they came to Capernaum” (geographical transition; not used)
74B 5th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 1:29-39 – Jesus Cures Simon’s Mother-in-Law, then Leaves Capernaum .
77B 6th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 1:40-45 – Cleansing of a Leper .
80B 7th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 2:1-12 – Healing of a Paralytic in Capernaum Mark 2:13-17 – Call of Levi (Weekday 310)
83B 8th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 2:18-22 – Question about Fasting .
86B 9th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 2:23—3:6 or 2:23-28 – Sabbath Disputes: Picking Wheat; Healing a Withered Hand Mark 3:7-12, 13-19 – Mercy of Jesus; Mission of the Twelve (Weekdays 314-315)
89B 10th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 3:20-35 – Beelzebul Controversy; Jesus and His Family Mark 4:1-20, 21-25 – Parable of Sower, Purpose of Parables; Parable of Lamp (Wk 319-320)
92B 11th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 4:26-34 – Parables of Seed Growing by Itself; Mustard Seed .
95B 12th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 4:35-41 – Jesus Calms a Storm at Sea Mark 5:1-20 – Healing of the Gerasene Demoniac (Weekday 323)
98B 13th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35-43 – Healing Jairus’ Daughter and a Hemorrhaging Woman .
101B 14th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 6:1-6 – Jesus’ Rejection at Nazareth .
104B 15th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 6:7-13 – Mission of the Twelve Mark 6:14-29 – Herod’s Opinion of Jesus, Death of John the Baptist (Weekday 327)
107B 16th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 6:30-34 – Return of the Twelve Mark 6:35-44, 45-52 – Feeding of 5000; Walking on Water (Weekdays 213-214)
Mark 6:53-56 – Healings at Gennesaret (Weekdays 329)
125B 22nd Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 – Traditions of the Elders Mark 7:9-13, 16-20 – Traditions of Elders about Clean/Unclean (Weekdays 330-331)
Mark 7:24-30 – Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith (Weekday 332)
128B 23rd Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 7:31-37 – Healing of a Deaf Man Mark 8:1-10, 11-13 – Feeding 4000; Demand for Sign (Weekdays 334-335)
Mark 8:14-21, 22-26 – Leaven of Pharisees; Blind Man of Bethsaida (Weekdays 334-337)
131B 24th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 8:27-35 – Peter’s Confession; First Passion Prediction; Conditions of Discipleship Mark 8:36-38 – Conditions of Discipleship (Weekday 339)
26B 2nd Sunday of Lent – B Mark 9:2-10 – Transfiguration of Jesus Mark 9:11-13, 14-29 – Coming of Elijah, Healing of Boy with a Demon (Weekdays 340-341)
134B 25th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 9:30-37 – Second Passion Prediction; Disciples Argue about Greatness .
137B 26th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 – Another Exorcist; Temptations to Sin Mark 9:44, 46 – [text crit. later additions; duplicate of v. 48; not used)]
Mark 9:49-50 – Simile of Salt (Weekday 344)
140B 27th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 10:2-16 or 10:2-12 – Jesus’ Teaching about Marriage and Divorce Mark 10:1 – “He went to Judea & Perea” - geographical transition (Weekday 345)
143B 28th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27 – Rich Man Asks about Eternal Life Mark 10:31, 32-34 – Last/First; Third Prediction of Passion (Weekdays 348-349)
146B 29th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45 – Ambition of James and John .
149B 30th Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 10:46-52 – Healing of Blind Bartimaeus Mark 11:11-26 – Fig Tree Cursed, Incident in Temple, Withered Fig Tree (Weekday 351)
Mark 11:27-33 – Authority of Jesus Questioned (Weekday 352)
37B Palm Sunday – B
[before Mass: Procession of Palms]
Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16 – Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem Mark 12:1-12, 13-17 – Parable of Tenants; Paying Taxes to Ceasar (Weekdays 353-354)
Mark 12:18-27 – Sadducees’ Question about the Resurrection (Weekday 355)
152B 31st Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 12:28b-34 – Greatest Commandment Mark 12:28a – “A scribe came forward and heard them...” (not used)
155B 32nd Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44 – Jesus Denounces the Scribes; Poor Widow’s Contribution Mark 12:35-37 – Question about David’s Son (Weekday 357)
158B 33rd Sunday in Ord. Time – B Mark 13:24-32 – Coming of the Son of Man; Lesson of the Fig Tree Mark 13:1-23 – Destruction of Temple Foretold, Signs of the End, Great Tribulation (not used)
2B 1st Sunday of Advent – B Mark 13:33-37 – Need for Watchfulness .
38ABC Palm Sunday – B [during Mass] Mark 14:1—15:47 or 15:1-39 – Markan Passion Narrative .
168B Sunday after Trinity Sunday:
Body and Blood of Christ – B
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 – Preparations for the Passover; Last Supper .
41ABC Easter Vigil – B Mark 16:1-7 ** – Resurrection of Jesus: Empty Tomb Story Mark 16:8 – Women Flee from the Tomb in Fear and Silence (not used)
Mark 16:9-14 – Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene, Two Disciples, the Eleven (Weekday 58)
58B Ascension of the Lord – B Mark 16:15-20 – Jesus Commissions the Eleven, then Ascends to Heaven .

 

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