The Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass (1998 USA Edition)
tables compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

Readings for the Sundays of Lent
(Year A: 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2020; Year B: 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2021; Year C: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022; etc.)

Date # Sunday or Feast First Reading Responsorial Psalm Second Reading Verse before
the Gospel
Gospel
3/9/2014 22 1st Sunday of Lent – A Gen 2:7-9; 3:1-7 Ps 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17 Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19 Matt 4:4b Matt 4:1-11
3/16/2014 25 2nd Sunday of Lent – A Gen 12:1-4a (diff) Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20+22 2 Tim 1:8b-10 cf. Matt 17:5 Matt 17:1-9
3/23/2014 28 3rd Sunday of Lent – A Exod 17:3-7 Ps 95:1-2, 6-7b, 7c-9 Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 cf. John 4:42+15 John 4:5-42
or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
3/30/2014 31 4th Sunday of Lent – A 1 Sam 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Eph 5:8-14 John 8:12 John 9:1-41
or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
4/6/2014 34 5th Sunday of Lent – A Ezek 37:12-14 Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Rom 8:8-11 John 11:25a+26 John 11:1-45
or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
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2/22/2015 23 1st Sunday of Lent – B Gen 9:8-15 Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1 Pet 3:18-22 Matt 4:4b Mark 1:12-15
3/1/2015 26 2nd Sunday of Lent – B Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Ps 116:10+15, 16-17, 18-19 Rom 8:31b-34 cf. Matt 17:5 Mark 9:2-10
3/8/2015 29 3rd Sunday of Lent – B Exod 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 1 Cor 1:22-25 John 3:16 John 2:13-25
3/15/2015 32 4th Sunday of Lent – B 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23 (diff) Ps 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 Eph 2:4-10 John 3:16 John 3:14-21
3/22/2015 35 5th Sunday of Lent – B Jer 31:31-34 Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Heb 5:7-9 John 12:26 John 12:20-33
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2/14/2016 24 1st Sunday of Lent – C Deut 26:4-10 (diff) Ps 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 Rom 10:8-13 Matt 4:4b Luke 4:1-13
2/21/2016 27 2nd Sunday of Lent – C Gen 15:5-12, 17-18 Ps 27:1, 7-8a, 8b-9, 13-14 Phil 3:17–4:1 or 3:20–4:1 cf. Matt 17:5 Luke 9:28b-36
2/28/2016 30 3rd Sunday of Lent – C Exod 3:1-8a, 13-15 Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8+11 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12 Matt 4:17 Luke 13:1-9
3/6/2016 33 4th Sunday of Lent – C Josh 5:9a, 10-12 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 2 Cor 5:17-21 Luke 15:18 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
3/13/2016 36 5th Sunday of Lent – C Isa 43:16-21 Ps 126:1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 6 Phil 3:8-14 Joel 2:12-13 John 8:1-11
4/13/2014
3/29/2015
3/20/2016
37 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord:
At the Procession with Palms – ABC
x x x x A: Matt 21:1-11
B: Mark 11:1-10  or John 12:12-16
C: Luke 19:28-40
4/13/2014
3/29/2015
3/20/2016
38 Palm Sunday: At the Mass – ABC Isa 50:4-7 Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Phil 2:6-11 Phil 2:8-9 A: Matt 26:14 – 27:66  or 27:11-54
B: Mark 14:1 – 15:47  or 15:1-39
C: Luke 22:14 – 23:56  or 23:1-49

NOTES:


Rationale: The official "Introduction" to the Lectionary (Second Edition, 1981) briefly explains the rationale for the reading choices for the Sundays of Lent:


Related Resources:


1998 USA Lectionary (Main Page)

Season of Advent Season of Christmas Season of Lent Season of Easter
Solemnities of the Lord Ordinary Time - Year A Ordinary Time - Year B Ordinary Time - Year C

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