THE CATHOLIC LECTIONARY WEBSITE
tables compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

Lectionary for Celebrations Proper to the Society of Jesus
Readings for Masses Commemorating Jesuit Saints and Blessed
and Special Marian Celebrations


PROPER and COMMON READINGS:

Date Saint or Feast Category First Reading Responsorial Psalm Alleluia Verse Gospel
Jan. 3* The Most Holy Name of Jesus (Titular Feast of the Society of Jesus) Solemnity First Reading: Num 6:22-27
or Sir 24:1-2, 8-12
Second Reading: Gal 4:4-7
or Eph 1:3-6, 11-13
Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6+8 Heb 1:1-2
or 1 Tim 3:16
Luke 2:16-21
Jan. 19

Jesuit Martyrs of Europe (Bl. James Salès & William Saultemouche; Ignatius de Azevedo;
James Bonnaud; Joseph Imbert & John Nicholas Cordier; and companions: martyrs).
New description: SS. John Ogilvie; Stephen Pongracz, Melchior Grodziecki, and
Mark of Krizevci; Bl. Ignatius de Azevedo & companions;
James Salès & William Saultemouche.

Opt. Mem. 2 Tim 2:8-13 Ps 123:1b-2ab, 2cdef 2 Cor 1:3b-4a Matt 16:21, 24-27
or John 16:20-22
Feb. 4 Jesuit Martyrs of the Missions (Sts. John de Brito and Jacques Berthieu;
Bl. Rudolph Acquaviva; Francis Pacheco; Charles Spinola; and companions: martyrs)
New description: St. John de Brito; Bl. Rudolph Acquaviva and companions: martyrs
Memorial 2 Cor 4:16—5:1 Ps 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8 Jas 1:12 John 15:18-21
Feb. 6 Sts. Paul Miki, John Soan, James Kisai, religious, and their companions: martyrs Memorial Gal 2:19-20
or 2 Mac 7:1a, 20-23
Ps 113:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5 1 Pet 4:14 Matt 28:16-20
Feb. 15 St. Claude La Colombière: priest Memorial Eph 3:8-9. 14-19 Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8+11 John 15:9 Matt 11:25-30
March 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patron Saint of the Society of Jesus Solemnity x x x x
April 22 The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Society of Jesus Feast Gal 4:4-7
or Judges 15:9-12, 15; 16:1-4
Ps 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
or Judges 16:15-17
Luke 1:38 Matt 1:20b-23
or John 2:1-5
April 27 St. Peter Canisius: priest, doctor of the Church Memorial (Jesuit date) 2 Tim 4:1-5 Ps 40:2+4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11 Matt 5:16 Matt 5:13-19
May 4 St. Joseph Mary Rubio: priest Memorial Jer 1:4-9 Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27 Mark 1:17 John 4:31-38
May 16 St. Andrew Bobola: priest, martyr Memorial Phil 3:7-11, 17-21 Ps 129: 1-2, 3-4 Matt 5:10 John 15:1-5
May 24 Our Lady of the Way Opt. Mem. Prov 4:10-18 Ps 119:1-2, 12+14, 36-37, 41-42 Col 3:16a+17c Matt 1:20b-23
June 8 St. James Berthieu: priest and martyr Memorial Zeph 3:9-10, 14-19 Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Eph 4:5-6a Matt 28:16-20
June 9 Bl. Joseph de Anchieta: priest Opt. Mem. Zeph 3:9-10, 14-19 Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Eph 4:5-6a Matt 28:16-20
June 21 St. Aloysius Gonzaga: religious Memorial Rom 12:1-2, 9-17, 21 Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3 2Cor 8:9 Mark 10:23b-30
or John 1:35-40
July 2 Sts. Bernardino Realino, John Francis Regis, and Francis Jerome;
Blesseds Julian Maunoir and Anthony Baldinucci: priests
Memorial 2 Cor 5:14—6:1 Ps 148:1-2, 9-10, 11-13b Phil 3:8 John 3:29-36
July 9 Sts. Leo Mangin, priest, Mary Zhu Wu, and companions: martyrs
(Jesuit Martyrs of China)
Memorial [see Common of Martyrs] . . .
July 31 St. Ignatius of Loyola: priest and founder of the Society of Jesus Solemnity First Reading: Deut 30:15-20
or Deut 30:11-14
or 1 Kings 19:9-15
or Jer 20:7-11a, 13
Second Reading: 1 Cor 10:31—11:1
or Eph 1:3-10
or Phil 3:8-14
or Gal 5:16-25
or Eph 3:14-17
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6
or 1 Tim 1:12-13, 14-15, 16, 17
[Sp.Ex. #104] Luke 9:18-25
or Matt 8:18-27
or John 1:35-39
or Matt 16:13-32
or Luke 12:49-53
Aug. 2 St. Peter Faber / Pierre Favre: priest Opt. Mem. 1 Cor 2:1-5 Dan 3:52, 53-54, 55, 57-58 Mark 1:17 Matt 10:24-27
Aug. 18 St. Albert Hurtado-Cruchaga: priest Opt. Mem. Isa 6:1-8 Ps 16:5+8, 9-10, 11 Matt 11:28 Matt 18:12-14
*Sept. 2 Bl. James Bonnaud, priest, and companions; Joseph Imbert and John Nicholas Cordier, priests;
Thomas Sitjar, priest, and companions, martyrs
Opt. Mem. x x x x
[*Sept. 7] Sts. Stephen Pongrácz, Melchior Grodziecki: priests;
and Mark Krizevcanin, canon of Estergom: martyrs
[Opt. Mem.] Rev 7:13-17 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6ab+7b+8a, 17+21ab Matt 5:10 Matt 10:16-22
Sept. 9 St. Peter Claver: priest Memorial Isa 58:6-10 Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 John 15:12-13 Luke 4:16-22a
Sept. 10 Bl. Francis Gárate: religious Opt. Mem. Eph 6:10-18 Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6 Matt 5:8 Luke 14:1, 7-11
Sept. 17 St. Robert Bellarmine: bishop, doctor of the Church Memorial Wis 7:7-12 Ps 119:105-6, 113-14, 116-17 1 Cor 1:18 Matt 5:17-19
[*Sept. 22] Bl. Tomas Sitjar, priest, and companions: martyrs [Opt. Mem.] [see Common of Martyrs] . . .
Oct. 3 St. Francis Borgia: priest Memorial Phil 3:8-14 Ps 118:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 Gal 6:14 Mark 10:42-45
[*Oct. 6] Bl. Diego Aloysius de San Vitores: priest, martyr [Opt. Mem.] Acts 5:27b-33, 40b-41 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6ab+7b+8a, 17+21ab Matt 5:10 Luke 12:4-9
Oct. 12 St. John Beyzym, priest Memorial [see Common of Pastors ] . . .
[*Oct. 14] St. John Ogilvie: priest, martyr [Memorial] Rom 5:1-5 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6ab+7b+8a, 17+21ab 1 Pet 4:14 Matt 5:1-12
Oct. 19 Sts. John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, priests, and their companions: martyrs
(The North American Martyrs)
Memorial; Feast in USA Heb 11:1, 35b-38; 12:1-2 Ps 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [Te Deum] Matt 16:21, 24-28
Oct. 21 Bl. Diego Aloysius de San Vitores, priest, and St. Pedro Calungsod, martyrs Opt. Mem. x x x x
Oct. 30 Bl. Dominic Collins, religious, and companions: martyrs Opt. Mem. Rom 8:18-23, 25 Ps 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8 Matt 5:10 John 15:1-5
Oct. 31 St. Alphonsus Rodríguez: religious Memorial Eph 6:10-18 Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6 Matt 5:8 Luke 14:1, 7-11
Nov. 3 Bl. Rupert Mayer: priest Opt. Mem. Isa 40:1-5 Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Mark 1:17 Matt 11:28-30
Nov. 5 All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus Feast Deut 30:11-14
or Phil 3:8-14
Ps 16:1-2, 7-8, 9-10, 11 John 15:4+5b John 12:23-26
or Matt 5:1-12a
Nov. 13 St. Stanislaus Kostka: religious Memorial 2 Pet 1:2-4, 10-11 Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5, 8-9 cf. Matt 11:25 Luke 2:41-50
Nov. 14 St. Joseph Pignatelli: priest Memorial 2 Cor 4:6-15 Ps 116:10-11, 12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 2 Cor 1:3b-4a Matt 10:16-23
Nov. 16 Sts. Roch Gonzalez, priest, John del Castillo, and Alphonsus Rodríguez: martyrs Memorial Phil 2:12-18 Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 4 John 10:11 John 15:18-21; 16:1-3
Nov. 23 Bl. Miguel Augustín Pro: priest, martyr Opt. Mem. Jer 20:7-9 Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5 Gal 6:14 Matt 7:13-14, 21-25
Nov. 26 St. John Berchmans: religious Memorial 1 John 4:1-8 Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5 Ps 96:2 Luke 9:57-62
*Nov. 29 Bl. Bernard Francis de Hoyos, priest Opt. Mem. x x x x
Dec. 1 Sts. Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell, priests, and their companions: martyrs Memorial Isa 53:3-7 Ps 16:5+8, 9-10, 11 John 12:24 John 17:11b-21
Dec. 3 St. Francis Xavier: priest Feast Zeph 3:9-10, 14-18a Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Eph 4:5-6a Matt 28:16-20
[Dec. 21] [St. Peter Canisius - celebrated by Jesuits on April 27] [Opt. Mem.] . . . .

NOTES:


COMMON READINGS:

Commons OT Readings Responsorial Psalms NT Readings Alleluia Verse Gospel
Blessed Virgin Mary Judg 15:9b-12, 14a; 16:1-4, 13
Prov 9:1-6
Isa 9:1-5
Sirach 24:23-30
Isa 66:1-13
1 Sam 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd
Judg 13:18bcde, 19
Ps 45: 11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Ps 113: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50-51, 54-55
Acts 1:12-14
Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Rom 8:12-17
cf. Luke 1:28
Luke 1:38
cf. Luke 1:45
cf. Luke 2:19
Matt 1:20b-23
Luke 1:26-38
Luke 1:39-45
John 19:25-27
Mark 3:31-35
Jesuit Martyrs Who Died
in Non-Christian Countries
2 Mac 7:1, 5c-8, 24b, 36-38
Sir 51:1-8
2 Mac 7:1, 20-23, 27-29
Wis 3:1-9
Wis 5:1-5, 15-16
Ps 31:3cd-4, 6+7b+8a, 17+21ab
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8
Ps 126:1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
Lam 3:19-30
Dan 3:82-90
Acts 4:18-20, 23
Acts 5:27b-33, 40b-41
Rev 7:13-17
Rev 12:10-12a
Rom 5:1-8
Rom 6:5, 8-11
Rom 8:18-23, 25
2 Cor 4:6-12, 15
Phil 1:20b-26
Phil 2:12-18
Heb 11:35b-38; 12:1-2
1 Pet 2:19-24
Matt 5:10
2 Cor 1:3b-4a
James 1:12
Matt 10:16-22
Luke 12:4-9
John 12:23-26
John 15:1-5
John 15:18-21; 16:1-3
Jesuit Martyrs Who Died
because of Christian Disunity
Sir 51:1-6
Wis 3:1-9
Wis 5:1-5, 15-16
Ps 126:1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
Lam 3:17-18, 19-21, 22-23, 24-26
Dan 3:82, 83, 84, 85, 86
Rev 12:10-12a
Rom 5:1-9
Rom 6:5, 8-11
Rom 8:18-23, 25
Rom 8:35-39
1 Cor 1:10-13, 17
2 Cor 4:6-12, 15
Eph 4:1-6, 11-13
Phil 1:20b-26
Phil 2:12-18
2 Tim 2:8-13
Heb 11:1, 35b-38; 12:1-2
1 Pet 2:19-24
1 Pet 3:13-17
Rev 7:13-17
Matt 5:10
2 Cor 1:3b-4a
James 1:12
John 15:18-21; 16:1-3
John 15:1-5
John 12:23-26
Luke 12:4-9
Matt 10:16-22
Jesuit Pastors and
Missionaries Who Worked
in Non-Christian Countries
Isa 2:1-5
Jer 1:4-9
Jer 20:7-9
Ps 19:2-3, 4-5
Ps 67:2-3, 5, 7-8
Ps 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 9-10a
Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3c-4, 5-6
Ps 117:1, 2
Rom 10:8-15, 17
1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23
2 Cor 5:14-17
Matt 28:19a+20bc
Mark 16:15
John 3:16
Matt 28:16-20
Mark 16:15-20
Luke 24:44-53
John 11:45-52
John 17:11b, 17-23
Jesuit Pastors and
Missionaries Who Worked
in Christian Countries
Isa 6:1-8
Isa 40:1-5
Ezek 34:11-16
Isa 61:1-3a
Jer 1:4-9
Jer 20:7-9
Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
1 Cor 1:21-25
1 Cor 2:1-5
2 Tim 3:10-17
1 Cor 4:9-15
2 Cor 1:12-14
2 Cor 4:1-2, 5-7
1 Thess 2:1, 3-9
Matt 11:28
Mark 1:17
John 10:14
Matt 10:22-25
Mark 1:14-20
Luke 4:16-22a
Matt 11:28-30
Matt 18:12-14
Luke 5:27-32
Luke 10:1-9
Luke 10:25-37
John 3:29-36
John 4:31-38
John 10:11-16
John 15:12-17
John 6:44-47
Jesuit Priests and Religious Lev 18:1-4
Deut 10:8-9
Deut 30:11-14
Sir 39:1-3, 5-6
Jer 20:7-9
Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14
Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20+22
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Ps 34:10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 17+19
Ps 40:2+4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10+12
Ps 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a+8a, 11, 12
Ps 100:2, 3, 4, 5
Acts 4:32-35
Rev 3:14b, 20-22
1 John 2:3-8
Rom 8:26-30
Rom 12:1-2, 9-16, 21
Rom 14:7-9
1 Cor 1:26-31
1 Cor 3:16-23
2 Cor 5:14-18
2 Cor 8:6-9
Eph 1:3-6
Eph 4:43—5:3
Eph 6:10-18
Col 3:1-4
Heb 10:5-10
Heb 12:1-4, 9-11
Heb 13:7-8, 12-15
1 Pet 1:5b-11
Ps 133:1
Matt 11:25
John 13:34
John 15:5
Matt 7:21-25
Mark 3:31-35
Luke 14:1, 7-11
Matt 11:25-27
Matt 13:44-46
Mark 8:34-38
Mark 10:17-21
Mark 10:28-30
Mark 10:42-45
Luke 9:57-62
John 13:12-17
John 15:9-16b

 


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