The Catholic Lectionary Website
compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

Introduction / Purpose: Many other websites provide easy access to the scripture readings assigned to particular Sundays and/or weekdays in the lectionaries of various Christian denominations (see my LINKS page). For the full texts of biblical readings used in the Roman Catholic liturgies, see the website of the USCCB.

In contrast, this website provides comprehensive tables of the scripture readings from several Latin and English editions of the Catholic Lectionary for Mass, so that you can easily obtain an overview of all the readings used in a particular liturgical season (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter) and/or in a particular year of Ordinary Time (Sundays in Years A, B, C;  Weekdays in Years I & II). Cross-references and comparative analyses are also provided to enable you more easily to see the differences between various editions of the Lectionary for Mass. For printed editions of the Lectionary and related resources, see also my Bibliography page.

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CONTENTS  OF  THIS  WEBSITE:

An Introduction to the Liturgical Year

A Brief Introduction to the Lectionary

The Lectionary for Mass (1998/2002 USA edition)

Lectionary: Sundays and Solemnities  (1992 Canadian edition)

The Lectionary for Mass  (1970 USA edition)

The Roman Missal  (Pre-Vatican II edition)


2014 was Sunday Cycle A and Weekday Year II;  2015 is Sunday Cycle B and Weekday Year I;  2016 will be Sunday Cycle C and Weekday Year II
2017 will be Sunday Cycle A and Weekday Year I;  2018 will be Sunday Cycle B and Weekday Year II;  2019 will be Sunday Cycle C and Weekday Year I

NOTE: The new "Liturgical Year" always begins on the First Sunday of Advent, between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, not just on Jan. 1.

 
Analyses, Comparisons, and Overviews:

An Overview of the Advent and Christmas Seasons

How Long is the Advent Season?

The "O Antiphons" for Advent

Movable Feasts during the Christmas Season

A Bibliography of Lectionaries and Related Resources

Scripture Index for Lectionary Readings: Sundays and Major Feasts

Scripture Index for Lectionary Readings: Weekdays

Gospel Readings during the Sundays of Ordinary Time

An Overview of Lectionary Readings from Mark's Gospel

An Overview of Sunday Readings from the NT Acts and Epistles

Lectionary Readings from the Acts of the Apostles

Common Responsorial Psalms and Alleluia Verses

An Overview of the First Readings for Weekday Masses

Different Contents of the First and Second Editions of the Lectionary

 

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
Readings for Celebrations Proper to the Society of Jesus

 

Forty Days and Forty Nights of Lent

Ways of Reading the Bible, with an Introduction to Lectio Divina

Liturgical Reading Introductions and Conclusions

 

Calendar of Lectionary Cycles and Movable Liturgical Feasts (1969 to 2050)

Lectionary Statistics: How Much of the Bible is Used in the Lectionary for Mass?

 

Different Editions of the Catholic Lectionary for Mass

Color Scheme for Highlighting Differences on the Lectionary Charts

Analysis of the Differences between the 1970 and 1998 United States editions

Analysis of the Differences between the 1992 Canadian and 1998 United States editions


Readings for Special Masses for the Jubilee Year 2000

 

Johannine Literature in the Lectionary for Mass:

John's Gospel used on Sundays and Major Feasts

John's Gospel used on Weekdays and Special Masses

Texts of John's Gospel NOT used in the Lectionary for Mass

Johannine Epistles used on Sundays, Weekdays, and Special Masses

 

Audio-CD Program on the Lectionary for Mass:
authored by Fr. Felix Just, S.J. - produced by Now You Know Media

The Lectionary: A Treasure for Liturgy and Prayer
(18 audio lectures, 25 min. each, with a Written Guide)

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