Catholic Liturgical Calendar

Liturgical Cycles

The start of a new liturgical year, beginning with the first Sunday of Advent, also marks the transition from one lectionary cycle (A, B, or C) to the next.

These cycles are a result of the Second Vatican Council, which ordered a change in the Sunday readings at Mass so that Catholics would become more familiar with the text of the Bible. As a result we now have a three-year cycle of readings built around readings from the three synoptic Gospels—A=Matthew, B=Mark, and C=Luke.

Year

2013

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Sunday Cycle

C A B C A B C

Summary Table of Liturgical Dates

YEAR
Lectionary (Sunday/Weekday)
First Sunday of Advent
Birth of the Lord
Epiphany
Ash Wednesday
Easter Sunday
Ascension
Pentecost
The Body and Blood of Christ
St Peter & St Paul
Assumption
All Saints
First Sunday of Advent

2017
A/I
27 November 2016
25 December
8 January
1 March
16 April
28 May
4 June
18 June
29 June
15 August
1 November
3 December
2018
B/II
3 December 2017
25 December
7 January
14 February
1 April
13 May
20 May
3 June
29 June
15 August
1 November
2 December
2019
C/1
2 December 2018
25 December
6 January
6 March
21 April
2 June
9 June
23 June
30 June
15 August
1 November
1 December
2020
A/II
1 December 2019
25 December
5 January
26 February
12 April
24 May
31 May
14 June
28 June
16 August
1 November
29 November

Liturgical Calendar Notes:

Last Week/Ord: is the number of the last week in Ordinary Time before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday.

Resume Week/Ord: is the number of the week in Ordinary Time that starts the day after Pentecost.

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Gospel Readings

Season

Sunday

Cycle A

Cycle B

Cycle C

1 Mt 3:13-17 Mk 1:7-11 Lk 3:15,16,21,22
2 Jn 1:29-34 Jn 1:35-42 Jn 2:1-11
3 Mt 4:12-23 Mk 1:14-20 Lk 1:1-4;4:14-21
4 Mt 5:1-12 Mk 1:21-28 Lk 4:21-30
5 Mt 5:13-16 Mk 1:29-39 Lk 5:1-11
6 Mt 5:17-37 Mk 1:40-45 Lk 6:17,20-26
7 Mt 5:38-48 Mk 2:1-12 Lk 6:27-38
8 Mt 6:24-34 Mk 2:18-22 Lk 6:39-45
9 Mt 7:21-27 Mk 2:23-3:6 Lk 7:1-10
10 Mt 9:9-13 Mk 3:20-35 Lk 7:11-17
11 Mt 9:36-10:8 Mk 4:26-34 Lk 7:36-8:3
12 Mt 10:26-33 Mk 4:35-41 Lk 9:18-24
13 Mt 10:37-42 Mk 5:21-43 Lk 9:51-62
14 Mt 11:25-30 Mk 6:1-6 Lk 10:1-12,17-20
15 Mt 13:1-23 Mk 6:7-13 Lk 10:25-37
16 Mt 13:24-43 Mk 6:30-34 Lk 10:38-42
17 Mt 13:44-52 Jn 6:1-15 Lk 11:1-13
18 Mt 14:13-21 Jn 6:24-35 Lk 12:13-21
19 Mt 14:22-33 Jn 6:41-51 Lk 12:32-48
20 Mt 15:21-28 Jn 6:51-58 Lk 12:49-53
21 Mt 16:13-20 Jn 6:60-69 Lk 13:22-30
22 Mt 16:21-27 Mk 8:14,15,21,23 Lk 14:1,7-14
23 Mt 18:15-20 Mk 7:31-37 Lk 14:25-33
24 Mt 18:21-35 Mk 8:27-35 Lk 15:1-32
25 Mt 20:1-16 Mk 9:30-37 Lk 16:1-13
26 Mt 21:28-32 Mk 9:38-43,45,47,48 Lk 16:19-31
27 Mt 21:33-43 Mk 10:2-16 Lk 17:5-10
28 Mt 22:1-14 Mk 10:17-30 Lk 17:11-19
29 Mt 22:15-21 Mk 10:35-45 Lk 18:1-8
30 Mt 22:34-40 Mk 10:46-52 Lk 18:9-14
31 Mt 23:1-12 Mk 12:28-34 Lk 19:1-10
32 Mt 25:1-13 Mk 12:38-44 Lk 20:27-38
33 Mt 25:14-30 Mk 13:24-32 Lk 21:5-19
34, Christ the King Mt 25:31-46 Jn 18:33-37 Lk 23:35-43
1 Mt 24:37-44 Mk 13:33-37 Lk 21:25-28,34-36
2 Mt 3:1-12 Mk 1:1-8 Lk 3:1-6
3 Mt 11:2-11 Jn 1:6-8,19-28 Lk 3:10-18
4 Mt 1:18-24 Lk 1:26-38 Lk 1:39-45
Holy Family Mt 2:13-15,19-23 Lk 2:22-40 Lk 2:41-52
2 Jn 1:1-18
Epiphany Mt 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord Mt 3:13-17 Mk 1:7-11 Lk 3:15-16,21-22
1 Mt 4:1-11 Mk 1:12-15 Lk 4:1-13
2 Mt 17:1-9 Mk 9:2-10 Lk 9:28-36
3 Jn 4:5-42 Jn 2:13-25 Lk 13:1-9
4 Jn 9:1-41 Jn 3:14-21 Lk 15:1-3,11-32
5 Jn 11:1-45 Jn 12:20-33 Jn 8:1-11
Palm/Passion Mt 21:1-11 Mk 11:1-10, Jn 12:12-16 Lk 19:28-40
Mt 26:14-27:66 Mk 14:1-15:47 Lk 22:14-23:56
Easter, Vigil Genesis 1,1--2,2;Psalm 104; Genesis 22: 1-18;Psalm 16; Exodus 14,15--15,1; Is 54, 5-14; Psalm 30; Is 55,1-11;
Is 12,2-6;Baruch 3, 9-15. 32--4,4; Psalm 19; Ez 36, 16-28; Psalm 42; Romans 6,3-11; Year a: Mat 28, 1-10; Year B: Mark 16,1-8; Year C: Luke 24:1-12
Easter, Sunrise Mat 28, 1-10; Mark 16,1-8; Luke 24:1-12
Easter, Day Morning: John 20:1-18
Afternoon: Luke 24: 13-35.
2 Jn 20:19-31
3 Lk 24:13-35 Lk 24:35-48 Jn 21:1-19
4 Jn 10:1-10 Jn 10:11-18 Jn 10:27-30
5 Jn 14:1-12 Jn 15:1-8 Jn 13:31-35
6 Jn 14:15-21 Jn 15:9-17 Jn 14:23-29
Ascension Thursday Mt 28:16-20 Mk 16:15-20 Lk 24:46-53
7 Jn 17:1-11 Jn 17:11-19 Jn 17:20-26
Pentecost, Vigil Jn 7:37-39
Pentecost, Vigil, Alternate Jn 15:26-27

Jn 14:15-16

Pentecost, Day Jn 20:19-23
Pentecost, Day, Alternate Jn 16:12-15

Jn 14:23-26

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