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The Lectionary for Mass – Second Typical Edition (USA, 2002) – Volumes 2&3

Proper of Saints
(Readings for Masses Celebrating the Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials of the Saints)

Introduction:

  1. Calendars: The Roman Catholic Church has both a "Universal Calendar" and many different "Particular Calendars."
  2. People and Events: The "sanctoral cycle" of the Church includes not only historical people, but also some commemorations of biblical and historical events, and some theological truths.
    1. People - Certain people of the past are officially recognized by the Church as having lived exemplary Christian lives, and thus are recommended to the faithful for our imitation and veneration; new people are regularly added, who are first "beatified" by the Church (called "Blessed"), and later may also be "canonized" (called "Saints").
    2. Events - We not only celebrate the major events in the life of Jesus (Birth, Baptism, Transfiguration, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, etc.), and of Mary (Nativity, Annunciation, Visitation, etc.), but also other important events, such as the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, and the Anniversary of the Dedication of important churches (the four major Basilicas in Rome, and the local Cathedral of any Diocese).
    3. Doctrines - The liturgical calendar of the Church also includes celebrations that focus on the Most Holy Trinity, the Most Holy Eucharist, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Name of Jesus, and various celebrations related to Mary (Immaculate Conception, Assumption, Holy Name, Immaculate Heart, Mother of Sorrows, Our Lady of...).
  3. Ranks: Celebrations of the saints fall into four different categories or ranks, in decreasing order of importance: Solemnities, Feasts, Memorials (obligatory), and Optional Memorials.
    1. Solemnities - major events in the life of Jesus (Christmas, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, etc.);
      also some celebrations of Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, the apostles Peter and Paul, All Saints, and All Souls Day.
    2. Feasts - other major celebrations related to Mary, all the Apostles and Evangelists, three early martyrs, and the archangels.
    3. Memorials - New Testament characters and saints of later centuries held up for regular veneration by the universal Church.
    4. Optional Memorials - other saints important in the history of the Church, but of greater or lesser relevance in various regions or among various groups.
  4. Variations: In some cases, a celebration may have one date and or one rank on the Universal Calendar, but a different date and/or a higher rank on a Particular Calendar. Examples:
  5. Readings: The Lectionary for Mass contains two sets of scripture readings to be used for the celebrations of saints: the "Proper of Saints" and the "Common of Saints."
    1. Proper of Saints - specific biblical readings prescribed for the celebrations of certain saints (esp. people and events directly mentioned in the New Testament).
      • All Solemnities and Feasts have their own proper readings; only some Memorials and Optional Memorials also have proper readings.
      • A few Memorials and Optional Memorials also have one or two "Proper" readings, especially biblical figures mentioned in certain New Testament texts.
    2. Common of Saints - lists of recommended readings that may be freely chosen for the celebrations of various types or classes of saints.
      • There are six specific classes (Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church; Blessed Virgin Mary; Martyrs; Pastors; Doctors of the Church (i.e. great teachers); and Virgins) and one general class (Holy Men and Women).
      • Most Memorials and Optional Memorials now have specific readings printed in the Lectionary for Mass (second edition), but one may also freely choose other selections from the "Common" readings recommended for the particular class of saint.
  6. Sundays: If a particular date falls on a Sunday in a given year, the celebration of that saint is normally omitted, since the celebration of the Sunday usually takes precedence. There are some exceptions:
    1. Twelve Solemnities and Feasts are considered important enough to replace the Sundays of Ordinary Time (but never Sundays of Lent or Easter, nor Holy Week or the Easter Octave).
    2. The Lectionary assigns three "Proper Readings" to each of these twelve Masses; for details, see the page on Solemnities and Feasts of the Lord and of the Saints.
    3. The patron saint of a diocese, parish, or religious order is also considered a "Feast" important enough to supplant a Sunday of Ordinary Time, if necessary.
  7. The following table lists all the saints currently on the "Universal Calendar" of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the saints found on the Particular Calendar of the USA.
    1. The first column indicates the "Lectionary Number" assigned to each set of readings in the official Latin Ordo Lectionum Missae, editio typica altera (1981). Letters A, B, C, etc. are used to keep celebrations that are new on the universal calendar (added since 1981) and/or particular to the U.S.A. in proper chronological order.
    2. "USA" indicates that a celebration is on the "particular calendar" for the USA, rather than on the "universal calendar" of the Church.
    3. The name of the saint is usually followed by a designation of the type or "class" of saint he or she is: apostle, bishop, virgin, martyr, doctor of the faith, etc.
    4. If possible, the Responsorial Psalm should be sung, but may also be recited; the Alleluia (a.k.a. Verse before the Gospel) should also be sung, or else it is to be omitted.
Lect.
#
Date Saint [or Feast] Rank Commons [or PROPER] First Reading Responsorial Second Reading Alleluia Verse Gospel
[18] Jan. 1 Octave of Christmas: Solemnity of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Solemnity [see the Proper of Seasons, no. 18] . . . . .
510 Jan. 2 Sts. Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen,
bishops and doctors of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Eph 4:1-7, 11-13
(#722.8)
Ps 23:1b-3a, 4, 5, 6
(#721.2)
x Matt 23:9b, 10b
(#723.1)
Matt 23:8-12
(#724.3)
new Jan. 3 The Most Holy Name of Jesus . Votive Mass of the Holy Name x x x x x
510A Jan. 4 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious USA Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious x x x x x
510B Jan. 5 St. John Neumann, bishop USA Mem. Common of Pastors x x x x x
510C Jan. 6 Bl. André Bessette, religious USA Opt. Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious x x x x x
511 Jan. 7 St. Raymond of Peñafort, priest . Common of Pastors 2 Cor 5:14-20
(#722.7)
Ps 103:1bc-2, 3-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18a
(#739.6)
x Luke 21:36
(#741.7)
Luke 12:35-40
(#742.22)
512 Jan. 13 St. Hilary, bishop and doctor of the Church . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
1 John 2:18-25 Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4
(#721.7)
x Matt 5:16
(#729.1)
Matt 5:13-19
(#730.1)
513 Jan. 17 St. Anthony, abbot Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Eph 6:10-13, 18
(#740.8)
Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 11
(#739.3)
x John 8:31b-32
(#741.9)
Matt 19:16-26
514 Jan. 20 St. Fabian, pope and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For a Pope
1 Peter 5:1-4
(#722.13)
Ps 40:2+4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
(#721.3)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
John 21:15-17
(#724.12)
515 Jan. 20 St. Sebastian, martyr . Common of Martyrs 1 Peter 3:14-17
(#716.8)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
(#715.2)
x James 1:12
(#717.4)
Matt 10:28-33
(#718.2)
516 Jan. 21 St. Agnes, virgin and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Virgins
1 Cor 1:26-31
(#740.2)
Ps 23:1b-3a, 4, 5, 6
(#739.4)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
Matt 13:44-46
(#742.5)
517 Jan. 22 St. Vincent, deacon and martyr . Common of Martyrs 2 Cor 4:7-15
(#716.3)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
(#715.2)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Matt 10:17-22
(#718.1)
518 Jan. 24 St. Francis de Sales,
bishop and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Eph 3:8-12
(#728.4)
Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 30-31
(#727.2)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
John 15:9-17
(#742.25)
519 Jan. 25 The Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle Feast PROPER Acts 22:3-16 or
Acts 9:1-22
Ps 117:1bc, 2 x John 15:16 Mark 16:15-18
520 Jan. 26 Sts. Timothy and Titus, bishops Mem. Common of Pastors, except PROPER 1st Reading: 2 Tim 1:1-8 or
Titus 1:1-5
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
(#721.5)
x Luke 4:18
(#723.4)
Luke 10:1-9
(#724.8)
521 Jan. 27 St. Angela Merici, virgin . Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Teachers
1 Peter 4:7b-11
(#740.15)
Ps 148:1bc-2, 11-13a, 13c-14
(#733.2)
x Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Mark 9:34b-37
(#742.15)
522 Jan. 28 St. Thomas Aquinas,
priest and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Doctors of the Church, or
Common of Pastors
Wisdom 7:7-10, 15-16
(#725.2)
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x Matt 23:9b, 10b
(#729.2)
Matt 23:8-12
(#730.4)
523 Jan. 31 St. John Bosco, priest Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Teachers
Phil 4:4-9
(#740.10)
Ps 103:1bc-2, 3-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18
(#739.6)
x Matt 23:11, 12b
(#741.6)
Matt 18:1-5
(#742.7)
524 Feb. 2 The Presentation of the Lord Feast PROPER Mal 3:1-4 Ps 24:7, 8, 9, 10 Heb 2:14-18 Luke 2:32 Luke 2:22-40
or 2:22-32
525 Feb. 3 St. Blaise, bishop and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Rom 5:1-5
(#716.1)
Ps 117:1bc, 2
(#721.8)
x Matt 28:19a, 20b
(#723.2)
Mark 16:15-20
(#724.6)
526 Feb. 3 St. Ansgar, bishop . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries Is 52:7-10
(#719.5)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8, 10
(#721.5)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Mark 1:14-20
(#724.5)
527 Feb. 5 St. Agatha, virgin and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Virgins
1 Cor 1:26-31
(#740.2)
Ps 31:3cd-4, 6+8ab, 16bc+17
(#715.1)
x 1 Peter 4:14
(#717.5)
Luke 9:23-26
(#718.4)
528 Feb. 6 St. Paul Miki, priest and martyr,
and his companions, martyrs
Mem. Common of Martyrs Gal 2:19-20
(#740.5)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x Matt 28:19a, 20b
(#723.2)
Matt 28:16-20
(#724.4)
529 Feb. 8 St. Jerome Emiliani, priest . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Teachers Tob 12:6-13
(#737.8)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Mark 10:17-30
or 10:17-27
(#742.17)
new Feb. 8 Josephine Bakhita, virgin . Common of Virgins x x x x x
530 Feb. 10 St. Scholastica, virgin Mem. Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Songs 8:6-7
(#731.1)
Ps 148:1bc-2, 11-13a, 13c-14
(#733.2)
x John 14:23
(#735.1)
Luke 10:38-42
(#736.3)
531 Feb. 11 Our Lady of Lourdes . Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Isa 66:10-14c Judith 13:18bcde, 19
(#709.2)
x cf. Luke 1:45
(#711.2)
John 2:1-11
(#712.11)
532 Feb. 14 Sts. Cyril and Methodius, bishops Mem. Common of Pastors: For Missionaries, or
Common of Holy Men and Women
Acts 13:46-49
(#720.1)
Ps 117:1bc, 2
(#721.8)
x Luke 4:18
(#723.4)
Luke 10:1-9
(#724. 8)
533 Feb. 17 Seven Founders of the Order of Servites . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Rom 8:26-30
(#740.1)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Matt 19:27-29
(#742.9)
534 Feb. 21 St. Peter Damian,
bishop and doctor of the Church
. Common of Doctors of the Church, or
Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
2 Tim 4:1-5
(#728.7)
Ps 16:1-2+5, 7-8, 11
(#739.3)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 15:1-8
(#742.24)
535 Feb. 22 The Chair of St. Peter, Apostle Feast PROPER 1 Pet 5:1-4 Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6 x Matt 16:18 Matt 16:13-19
536 Feb. 23 St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Rev 2:8-11 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6+8ab, 16bc+17
(#715.1)
x (non-biblical, #717.6) John 15:18-21
(#718.6)
536A March 3 St. Katharine Drexel, virgin USA Opt. Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
x x x x x
537 March 4 St. Casimir . Common of Holy Men and Women Phil 3:8-14
(#740.9)
Ps 15:2-3ab, 3cd-4ab, 5
(#739.2)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
John 15:9-17
(#742.25)
538 March 7 Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs Mem. Common of Martyrs Rom 8:31b-39
(#716.2)
Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7-8
(#715.3)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Matt 10:34-39
(#718.3)
539 March 8 St. John of God, religious . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious;
for Those Who Work for the Underprivileged
1 John 3:14-18
(#740.16)
Ps 112:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7b-8, 9
(#739.7)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Matt 25:31-40
(#742.13)
540 March 9 St. Frances of Rome, religious . Common of Holy Men and Women Prov 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
(#737.11)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Matt 22:34-40
(#742.10)
541 March 17 St. Patrick, bishop . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries 1 Peter 4:7b-11
(#740.15)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8b, 10
(#721.5)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Luke 5:1-11
(#724.7)
542 March 18 St. Cyril of Jerusalem,
bishop and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
1 John 5:1-5
(#740.18)
Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11
(#727.1)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 15:1-8
(#742,24)
543 March 19 St. Joseph, husband of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
Solemnity PROPER 2 Sam 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27+29 Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22 Ps 84:5 Matt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
or Luke 2:41-51a
544 March 23 St. Turibius of Mongrovejo, bishop . Common of Pastors 2 Tim 1:13-14; 2:1-3
(#722.11)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8c, 10
(#721.5)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
Matt 9:35-38
(#724.1)
545 March 25 The Annunciation of the Lord Solemnity PROPER Isa 7:10-14; 8:10 Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11 Heb 10:4-10 John 1:14ab Luke 1:26-38
546 April 2 St. Francis of Paola, hermit . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Phil 3:8-14
(#740.9)
Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 11
(#739.3)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Luke 12:32-34
(#742.21)
547 April 4 St. Isidore,
bishop and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
2 Cor 4:1-2, 5-7
(#722.6)
Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 30-31
(#727.2)
x John 15:5
(#729.4)
Luke 6:43-45
(#730.6)
548 April 5 St. Vincent Ferrer, priest . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries 2 Tim 4:1-5
(#722.12)
Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10,11
(#721.3)
x Luke 21:36
(#741.7)
Luke 12:35-40
(#742.22)
549 April 7 St. John Baptist de la Salle, priest Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Teachers
2 Tim 1:13-14; 2:1-3
(#722.11)
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6
(#739.1)
x Matt 23:11, 12b
(#741.6)
Matt 18:1-5
(#742.7)
550 April 11 St. Stanislaus, bishop and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Rev 12:10-12a
(#714.3)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
(#715.2)
x 2 Cor 1:3b-4
(#717.3)
John 17:11b-19
(#718.7)
551 April 13 St. Martin I, pope and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For a Pope
2 Tim 2:8-13; 3:10-12
(#716.5)
Ps 126:1bc-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x (non-biblical, #717.6) John 15:18-21
(#718.6)
552 April 21 St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the Church . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Eph 3:14-19
(#740.7)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x John 6:63+68c
(#729.3)
Matt 7:21-29
(#730.2)
553 April 23 St. George, martyr . Common of Martyrs Rev 21:5-7
(#714.4)
Ps 126:1bc-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x 1 Peter 4:14
(#717.5)
Luke 9:23-26
(#718.4)
553A April 23 St. Adalbert, bishop and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
2 Cor 6:4-10 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6+8ab, 16bc+17 x John 17:19 John 10:11-16
554 April 24 St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Col 1:24-29
(#722.9)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
(#715.2)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
John 17:20-26
(#742.26)
555 April 25 St. Mark, evangelist Feast PROPER 1 Pet 5:5b-14 Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17 x 1 Cor 1:23a+24b Mark 16:15-20
556 April 28 St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For Missionaries
1 Cor 1:18-25
(#722.2)
Ps 117:1bc, 2
(#721.8)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Mark 1:14-20
(#724.5)
556A April 28 St. Louis Mary de Montfort, priest . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries 1 Cor 1:18-25 Ps 40:2+4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10 x Luke 4:18 Mat 28:16-20
557 April 29 St. Catherine of Siena,
virgin and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Virgins 1 John 1:5—2:2 Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18
(#739.6)
x cf. Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Matt 11:25-30
(#742.4)
558 April 30 St. Pius V, pope, religious . Common of Pastors: For a Pope 1 John 4:1-5
(#722.3)
Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4
(# 721.7)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
John 21:15-17
(#724.12)
559 May 1 St. Joseph the Worker . PROPER Gospel Gen 1:26—2:3 or
Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24
Ps 90:2, 3-4, 12-13, 14+16 x Ps 68:20 Matt 13:54-58
560 May 2 St. Athanasius,
bishop and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
1 John 5:1-5
(#716.10)
Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 30-31
(#727.2)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Matt 10:22-25
561 May 3 Sts. Philip and James, Apostles Feast PROPER 1 Cor 15:1-8 Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 x John 14:6b+9c John 14:6-14
561A May 10 St. Damien Joseph de Veuster
of Moloka'i, priest
USA Opt. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women
x x x x x
562 May 12 Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs . Common of Martyrs Rev 7:9-17
(#714.2)
Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7-8
(#715.3)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Matt 10:17-22
(#718.1)
563 May 12 St. Pancras, martyr . Common of Martyrs Rev 19:1, 5-9a
(#738.3)
Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 13-14, 17-18
(#739.6)
x cf. Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Matt 11:25-30
(#742.4)
new May 13 Our Lady of Fatima . Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary x x x x x
564 May 14 St. Matthias, Apostle Feast PROPER Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 x cf. John 15:16 John 15:9-17
564A May 15 St. Isidore USA Opt. Common of Holy Men and Women x x x x x
565 May 18 St. John I, pope and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For a Pope
Rev 3:14b, 20-22
(#738.2)
Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6
(#721.2)
x John 15:15
(#723.7)
Luke 22:24-30
(#724.9)
566 May 20 St. Bernardine of Siena, priest . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries Acts 4:8-12 Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10, 11(#721.3) x John 8:12
(#741.8)
Luke 9:57-62
(#742.19)
new May 21 St. Christopher Magallanes, priest,
and Companions, martyrs
. Common of Martyrs x x x x x
new May 22 St. Rita of Cascia, religious . Common of Holy Men and Women x x x x x
567 May 25 St. Bede the Venerable,
priest and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
1 Cor 2:10b-16
(#728.3)
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x John 6:63, 68c
(#729.3)
Matt 7:21-29
(#730.2)
568 May 25 St. Gregory VII, pope, religious . Common of Pastors: For a Pope Acts 20:17-18a. 28-32, 36
(#720.2)
Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4
(#721.7)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Mark 16:13-19
(#724.2)
569 May 25 St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, virgin . Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
1 Cor 7:25-35
(#734.1)
Ps 148:1-2, 11-13, 13-14
(#733.2)
x John 8:31b-32
(#741.9)
Mark 3:31-35
(#742.14)
570 May 26 St. Philip Neri, priest Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Phil 4:4-9
(#740.10)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 17:20-26
(#742.26)
571 May 27 St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries 1 Thess 2:2b-8
(#722.10)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
(#721.5)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
Matt 9:35-38
(#724.1)
572 May 31 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast PROPER Zeph 3:14-18a or
Rom 12:9-16
Isa 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 x cf. Luke 1:45 Luke 1:39-56
573 Sat. after 2nd
Sun. after
Pentecost
The Immaculate Heart
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
. Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
except PROPER Gospel:
Is 61:9-11
(#707.9)
1 Sam 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd
(#709.1)
x cf. Luke 2:19
(#711.3)
Luke 2:41-51
574 June 1 St. Justin, martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs 1 Cor 1:18-25
(#722.2)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
(#715.2)
x Matt 5:16
(#729.1)
Matt 5:13-19
(#730.1)
575 June 2 Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs . Common of Martyrs 2 Cor 6:4-10
(#716.4)
Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8
(#715.3)
x 2 Cor 1:3b-4a
(#717.3))
John 17:11b-19
(#718.7)
576 June 3 St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs Mem. Common of Martyrs 2 Mac 7:1-2, 9-14
(#713.3)
Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8
(#715.3)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Matt 5:1-12a
(#742.1)
577 June 5 St. Boniface, bishop and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For Missionaries
Acts 26:19-23
(#720.3)
Ps 117:1bc, 2
(#721.8)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
John 10:11-16
(#724.10)
578 June 6 St. Norbert, bishop . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Ezek 34:11-16
(#719.9)
Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6
(#721.2)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Luke 14:25-33
(#742.23)
579 June 9 St. Ephrem, deacon and doctor of the Church . Common of Doctors of the Church Col 3:12-17
(#740.11)
Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 30-31
(#727.2)
x John 15:5
(#729.4)
Luke 6:43-45
(#730.6)
580 June 11 St. Barnabas, Apostle Mem. PROPER Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 x Matt 28:19a+20b Matt 10:7-13
581 June 13 St. Anthony of Padua,
priest and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Is 61:1-3d
(#719.6)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x Luke 4:18
(#723.4)
Luke 10:1-9
(#724.8)
582 June 19 St. Romuald, abbot . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Phil 3:8-14
(#740.9)
Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3
(#739.9)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Luke 14:25-33
(#742.23)
583 June 21 St. Aloysius Gonzaga, religious Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious 1 John 5:1-5
(#740.18)
Ps 16:1-2a+5, 7-8, 11
(#739.3)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Matt 22:34-40
(#742.10)
584 June 22 St. Paulinus of Nola, bishop . Common of Pastors 2 Cor 8:9-15 Ps 40:2+4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
(#721.3)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Luke 12:32-34
(#718.3)
585 June 22 St. John Fisher, bishop and martyr,
and St. Thomas More, martyr
. Common of Martyrs 1 Peter 4:12-19
(#716.9)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Matt 10:34-39
(#718.3)
586 June 24 The Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Vigil Solemnity PROPER Jer 1:4-10 Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15ab+17 1 Pet 1:8-12 cf. John 1:7; Luke 1:17 Luke 1:5-17
587 June 24 The Nativity of St. John the Baptist,
Mass during the Day
Solemnity PROPER Isa 49:1-6 Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15 Acts 13:22-26 cf. Luke 1:76 Luke 1:57-66, 80
588 June 27 St. Cyril of Alexandria,
bishop and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
2 Tim 4:1-5
(#722.12)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x Matt 5:16
(#729.1)
Matt 5:13-19
(#730.1)
589 June 28 St. Irenaeus, bishop and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
2 Tim 2:22b-26 Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 30-31
(#727.2)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 17:20-26
(#742.26)
590 June 29 Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Vigil Solemnity PROPER Acts 3:1-10 Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 Gal 1:11-20 John 21:17 John 21:15-19
591 June 29 Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles,
Mass during the Day
Solemnity PROPER Acts 12:1-11 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 2 Tim 4:6-8, 17-18 Matt 16:18 Matt 16:13-19
592 June 30 The First Holy Martyrs
of the Holy Roman Church
. Common of Martyrs Rom 8:31b-39
(#716.2)
Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8
(#715.3)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Matt 24:4-13
Lect.
#
Date Saint [or Feast] Rank Common [or PROPER] First Reading Responsorial Second Reading Alleluia Verse Gospel
592A July 1 Bl. Junipero Serra, priest USA Opt. Common of Pastors: For Missionaries, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
x x x x x
593 July 3 St. Thomas, Apostle Feast PROPER Eph 2:19-22 Ps 117:1bc, 2 x John 20:29 John 20:24-29
594 July 4 St. Elizabeth of Portugal . Common of Holy Men and Women:
For Those Who Work for the Underprivileged
1 John 3:14-18
(#740.16)
Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6,7-8, 9
(#739,7)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Matt 25:31-46
or 25:31-40
(#742.13)
594A July 4 Independence Day USA Opt. Masses for Various Needs and Occasions:
II. For Civil Needs: 13. For the Nation, or
14. For Peace and Justice
x x x x x
595 July 5 St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women:
For Teachers or For Religious
2 Tim 1:13-14; 2:1-3
(#722.11)
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6
(#739.1)
x cf. Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Mark 10:13-16
(#742.16)
596 July 6 St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Virgins
1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6+8ab, 16bc+17
(#715.1)
x James 1:12
(#717.4)
John 12:24-26
(#718.5)
new July 9 Augustine Zhao Rong, priest,
and Companions, Chinese martyrs
. Common of Martyrs x x x x x
597 July 11 St. Benedict, abbot Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Prov 2:1-9 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Matt 19:27-29
(#742.9)
598 July 13 St. Henry . Common of Holy Men and Women Mic 6:6-8
(#737.17)
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6
(#739.1)
x John 14:23
(#741.11)
Matt 7:21-27
(#742.3)
599 July 14 St. Camillus de Lellis, priest USA trans.
to July 18
x x x x x x
599A July 14 Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin USA Mem. Common of Virgins x x x x x
600 July 15 St. Bonaventure,
bishop and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Eph 3:14-19
(#740.7)
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x Matt 23:9b, 10b
(#723.1)
Matt 23:8-12
(#724.3)
601 July 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel . Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Zac 2:14-17
(#707.11)
Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50-51, 52-53, 54-55
(#709.5)
x Luke 11:28
(#711.4)
Matt 12:46-50
(#712.3)
601A July 18 St. Camillus de Lellis, priest USA trans.
from July 14
Common of Holy Men and Women:
For Those Who Work for the Underprivileged
1 John 3:14-18
(#740.16)
Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7b-8, 9
(#739.7)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
John 15:9-17
(#742.25)
new July 20 St. Apollinaris, bishop and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
x x x x x
602 July 21 St. Lawrence of Brindisi,
priest and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
2 Cor 4:1-2, 5-7
(#722.6)
Ps 40:2+4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
(#721.3)
x (non-biblical, #729.8) Mark 4:1-10, 13-20
(#730.5)
603 July 22 St. Mary Magdalene Mem. PROPER Gospel Cant 3:1-4b or
2 Cor 5:14-17
Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 x (non-biblical verse) John 20:1-2, 11-18
604 July 23 St. Bridget of Sweden, religious . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Gal 2:19-20
(#740.5)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 15:1-8
(#742.24)
new July 24 St. Sharbel Makhluf, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women
x x x x x
605 July 25 St. James, Apostle Feast PROPER 2 Cor 4:7-15 Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 x John 15:16 Matt 20:20-28
606 July 26 Sts. Joachim and Anne,
parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mem. PROPER Sir 44:1, 10-15 Ps 132:11, 13-14, 17-18 x cf. Luke 2:25c Matt 13:16-17
607 July 29 St. Martha Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women,
except PROPER Gospel:
1 John 4:7-16
(#740.17)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x John 8:12
(#741.8)
John 11:19-27 or
Luke 10:38-42
608 July 30 St. Peter Chrysologus,
bishop and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Eph 3:8-12
(#728.4)
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x John 15:5
(#729.4)
Luke 6:43-45
(#730.6)
609 July 31 St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
1 Cor 10:31—11:1 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Luke 14:25-33
(#742.23)
610 Aug. 1 St. Alphonsus Liguori,
bishop and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Rom 8:1-4 Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(# 727.3)
x Matt 5:16
(#729.1)
Matt 5:13-19
(#730.1)
611 Aug. 2 St. Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop . Common of Pastors 1 John 5:1-5
(#716.10)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Matt 5:1-12a
(#742.1)
611A Aug. 2 St. Peter Julian Eymard, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Acts 4:32-35 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 x John 15:4a+5b John 15:1-8
612 Aug. 4 St. John Mary Vianney, priest Mem. Common of Pastors Ezek 3:17-21
(#719.8)
Ps 117:1bc, 2
(#721.8)
x Luke 4:18
(#723.4)
Matt 9:35—10:1
613 Aug. 5 Dedication of the Basilica
of St. Mary Major in Rome
. Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Rev 21:1-5a
(#708.3)
Judith 13:18, 19
(#709.2)
x Luke 11:28
(#711.4)
Luke 11:27-28
(#712.10)
614 Aug. 6 The Transfiguration of the Lord Feast PROPER Dan 7:9-10, 13-14 Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9 2 Pet 1:16-19 Matt 17:5c A: Matt 17:1-9
B: Mark 9:2-10
C: Luke 9:28b-36
615 Aug. 7 St. Sixtus II, pope and martyr,
and his companions, martyrs
. Common of Martyrs Wis 3:1-9
(#713.5)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x James 1:12
(#717.4)
Matt 10:28-33
(#718.2)
616 Aug. 7 St. Cajetan, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Sir 2:7-13
(#737.12)
Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9
(#739.7)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Luke 12:32-34
(#742.21)
617 Aug. 8 St. Dominic, priest Mem. Common of Pastors: For Missionaries, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
1 Cor 2:1-10a
(#728.2)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
(#721.5)
x John 8:12
(#741.8)
Luke 9:57-62
(#742.19)
new Aug. 9 Teresa Benedicta of the Cross,
virgin and martyr
. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Virgins
x x x x x
618 Aug. 10 St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr Feast PROPER 2 Cor 9:6-10 Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9 x John 8:12bc John 12:24-26
619 Aug. 11 St. Clare, virgin Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Phil 3:8-14
(#740.9)
Ps 16:1b-2a, 5, 7-8, 11
(#739.3)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Matt 19:27-29
(#742.9)
620 Aug. 13 St. Pontian, pope and martyr,
and St. Hippolytus, priest and martyr
. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
1 Peter 4:12-19
(#716.9)
Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8
(#715.3)
x (non-biblical, #717.6) John 15:18-21
(#718.6)
620A Aug. 14 St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Wis 3:1-9, or
1 John 3:14-18
Ps 116:10-11, 12-13, 16ac-17 x John 12:25 John 15:12-16
621 Aug. 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Vigil
Solemnity PROPER 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14 1 Cor 15:54b-57 Luke 11:28 Luke 11:27-28
622 Aug. 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mass during the Day
Solemnity PROPER Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16 1 Cor 15:20-27 (non-biblical verse) Luke 1:39-56
623 Aug. 16 St. Stephen of Hungary . Common of Holy Men and Women Deut 6:3-9
(#737.3)
Ps 112:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9
(#739.7)
x John 14:23
(#741.11)
Matt 25:14-30
or 25:14-23
(#742.12)
623A Aug. 18 St. Jane Frances de Chantal, religious USA Opt.
[moved from
Dec. 12]
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Prov 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
(#737.11)
Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3
(#739.9)
x John 8:31b-32
(#741.9)
Mark 3:31-35
(#742.14)
624 Aug. 19 St. John Eudes, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women
Eph 3:14-19
(#740.7)
Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3
(#739.9)
x cf. Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Matt 11:25-30
(#742.4)
625 Aug. 20 St. Bernard, abbot and doctor of the Church Mem. Common of Doctors of the Church, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Sir 15:1-6
(#725.3)
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 17:20-26
(#742.26)
626 Aug. 21 St. Pius X, pope Mem. Common of Pastors: For a Pope 1 Thess 2:2b-8
(#722.10)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
John 21:15-17
(#724.12)
627 Aug. 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mem. Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Isa 9:1-6
(#707.8)
Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
(#709.4)
x cf. Luke 1:28
(#711.1)
Luke 1:26-38
(#712.4)
628 Aug. 23 St. Rose of Lima, virgin . Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Women: For Religious
2 Cor 10:17—11:2
(#734.2)
Ps 148:1bc-2, 11-13a, 13c-14
(#733.2)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
Matt 13:44-46
(#742.5)
629 Aug. 24 St. Bartholomew, Apostle Feast PROPER Rev 21:9b-14 Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18 x John 1:49b John 1:45-51
630 Aug. 25 St. Louis of France . Common of Holy Men and Women Is 58:6-11
(#737.15)
Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9
(#739.7)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Matt 22:34-40
(#742.10)
631 Aug. 25 St. Joseph Calasanz, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Teachers
1 Cor 12:31—13:13 or
13:4-13
(#740.3)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
Matt 18:1-5
(#742.7)
632 Aug. 27 St. Monica Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women Sir 26:1-4, 13-16
(#737.14)
Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3
(#739.9)
x John 8:12
(#741.8)
Luke 7:11-17
633 Aug. 28 St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
1 John 4:7-16
(#740.17)
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x Matt 23:9b, 10b
(#729.2)
Matt 23:8-12
(#730.4)
634 Aug. 29 The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist Mem. PROPER Jer 1:17-19 Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15ab+17 x Matt 5:10 Mark 6:17-29
635 Sept. 3 St. Gregory the Great,
pope and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors: For a Pope, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
2 Cor 4:1-2, 5-7
(#722.6)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8, 10
(#721.5)
x John 15:15b
(#723.7)
Luke 22:24-30
(#724.9)
636 Sept. 8 The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast PROPER Micah 5:1-4a or
Rom 8:28-30
Ps 13:6ab, 6c x (non-biblical verse) Matt 1:1-16, 18-23
or 1:18-23
636A Sept. 9 St. Peter Claver, priest and religious Univ. Opt. /
USA Mem.
Common of Pastors: For Missionaries x x x x x
new Sept. 12 The Most Holy Name
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
. Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary x x x x x
637 Sept. 13 St. John Chrysostom,
bishop and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Eph 4:1-7, 11-13
(#722.8)
Ps 40:2+4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
(#721.3)
x (non-biblical, #729.8) Mark 4:1-10, 13-20
or 4:1-9 (#730.5)
638 Sept. 14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Feast PROPER Num 21:4b-9 Ps 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38 Phil 2:6-11 (non-biblical verse) John 3:13-17
639 Sept. 15 Our Lady of Sorrows Mem. PROPER Gospel Heb 5:7-9 Ps 31:2-3b, 3cd-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20 [opt. Sequence: Stabat Mater] (non-biblical verse) John 19:25-27
or Luke 2:33-35
640 Sept. 16 St. Cornelius, pope and martyr,
and St. Cyprian, bishop and martyr
Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
2 Cor 4:7-15
(#716.3)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x 2 Cor 1:3b-4a
(#717.3)
John 17:11b-19
(#718.7)
641 Sept. 17 St. Robert Bellarmine,
bishop and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Wis 7:7-10, 15-16
(#725.2)
Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11
(#727.1)
x John 6:63c, 68c
(#729.3)
Matt 7:21-29
(#730.2)
642 Sept. 19 St. Januarius, bishop and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Hebr 10:32-36
(#716.6)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x James 1:12
(#717.4)
John 12:24-26
(#718.5)
642A Sept. 20 St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr,
St. Paul Chong Hasang, catechist and martyr,
and their companions, martyrs
Mem. Common of Martyrs Wis 3:1-9, or
Rom 8:31b-39
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 x 1 Pet 4:14 Luke 9:23-26
643 Sept. 21 St. Matthew, Apostle and evangelist Feast PROPER Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 x (non-biblical verse) Matt 9:9-13
new Sept. 23 St. Pio of Pietrelcina, priest (Padre Pio) Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women, for Religious
x x x x x
644 Sept. 26 Sts. Cosmas and Damian, martyrs . Common of Martyrs Wis 3:1-9
(#713.5)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x James 1:12
(#717.4)
Matt 10:28-33
(#718.2)
645 Sept. 27 St. Vincent de Paul, priest Mem. Common of Pastors: For Missionaries, or
Common of Holy Men and Women:
For Those Who Work for the Underprivileged
1 Cor 1:26-31
(#740.2)
Ps 112:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-7, 7-8, 9
(#739.7)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
Matt 9:35-38
(#724.1)
645A Sept. 28 St. Lawrence Ruiz, martyr,
and his companions, martyrs
. Common of Martyrs x x x x x
646 Sept. 28 St. Wenceslaus, martyr . Common of Martyrs 1 Petr 3:14-17
(#716.8)
Ps 126:1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x Matt 5:10
(#717.1)
Matt 10:34-39
(#718.3)
647 Sept. 29 Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels Feast PROPER Dan 7:9-10, 13-14 or
Rev 12:7-12a
Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5 x Ps 103:21 John 1:47-51
648 Sept. 30 St. Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church Mem. Common of Doctors of the Church, or
Common of Pastors
2 Tim 3:14-17 Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x cf. Acts 16:14b
(#729.5)
Matt 13:47-52
(#730.3)
649 Oct. 1 St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus,
virgin and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Isa 66:10-14c
(#531)
Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3
(#739.9)
x cf. Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Matt 18:1-5
(#742.7)
650 Oct. 2 The Guardian Angels Mem. PROPER Exod 23:20-23 Ps 91:1-2, 3-4ab, 4c-6, 10-11 x Ps 103:21 Matt 18:1-5, 10
651 Oct. 4 St. Francis of Assisi, religious Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Gal 6:14-18 Ps 16:1b-2a+5, 7-8, 11
(#739.3)
x cf. Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Matt 11:25-30
(#742.4)
652 Oct. 6 St. Bruno, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Phil 3:8-14
(#740.9)
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6
(#739.1)
x John 8:12
(#741.8)
Luke 9:57-62
(#742.19)
652A Oct. 6 Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin USA Opt. Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
x x x x x
653 Oct. 7 Our Lady of the Rosary Mem. Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Acts 1:12-14
(#708.1)
Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50-51, 52-53, 54-55
(#709.5)
x cf. Luke 1:28
(#711.1)
Luke 1:26-38
(#712.4)
654 Oct. 9 St. Denis, bishop and martyr,
and his companions, martyrs
. Common of Martyrs 2 Cor 6:4-10
(#716.4)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x John 8:12
(#741.8)
Matt 5:13-16
(#742.2)
655 Oct. 9 St. John Leonardi, priest . Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women:
For Those Who Work for the Underprivileged
2 Cor 4:1-2, 5-7
(#722.6)
Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 10
(#721.5)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Luke 5:1-11
(#724.7)
656 Oct. 14 St. Callistus I, pope and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For a Pope
1 Petr 5:1-4
(#722.13)
Ps 40:2+4ab. 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
(#721.3)
x John 15:15b
(#723.7)
Luke 22:24-30
(#724.9)
657 Oct. 15 St. Teresa of Jesus,
virgin and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Rom 8:22-27 Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11
(#727.1)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 15:1-8
(#742.24)
658 Oct. 16 St. Hedwig, religious . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Sir 26:1-4, 13-16
(#737.14)
Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
(#739.8)
x John 8:31b-32
(#741.9)
Mark 3:31-35
(#742.14)
659 Oct. 16 St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin . Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Eph 3:14-19
(#740.7)
Ps 23:1b-3a, 4, 5, 6
(#739.4)
x cf. Matt 11:25
(#741.4)
Matt 11:25-30
(#742.4)
660 Oct. 17 St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr Mem. PROPER , or
Common of Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Phil 3:17—4:1 Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
(#715.2)
x James 1:12
(#717.4)
John 12:24-26
(#718.5)
661 Oct. 18 St. Luke, evangelist Feast PROPER 2 Tim 4:10-17b Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18 x John 15:16 Luke 10:1-9
662 Oct. 19 Sts. Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues,
priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs
USA Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For Missionaries
2 Cor 4:7-15
(#716.3)
Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6
(#715.4)
x Matt 28:19a, 20b
(#723.2)
Matt 28:16-20
(#724.4)
663 Oct. 19/20 St. Paul of the Cross, priest 19: Univ.
20: USA
Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
1 Cor 1:18-25
(#722.2)
Ps 117:1bc, 2
(#721.8)
x Matt 5:6
(#741.2)
Matt 16:24-27
(#742.6)
664 Oct. 23 St. John of Capistrano, priest . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries 2 Cor 5:14-20
(#722.7)
Ps 16:1b-2a+5, 7-8, 11
(#721.1)
x John 8:12
(#741.8)
Luke 9:57-62
(#742.19)
665 Oct. 24 St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries Is 52:7-10
(#719.5)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8, 10
(#721.5)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Mark 1:14-20
(#724.5)
666 Oct. 28 Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles Feast PROPER Eph 2:19-22 Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 x (non-biblical verse) Luke 6:12-19
667 Nov. 1 All Saints Solemnity PROPER Rev 7:2-4, 9-14 Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 1 John 3:1-3 Matt 11:28 Matt 5:1-12a
668 Nov. 2 The Commemoration of all the
Faithful Departed (All Souls)
Solemnity [From the readings for the Masses
for the Dead, nos. 1011-1015]
[3 options] [3 options] [13 options] [5 options] [12 options]
669 Nov. 3 St. Martin de Porres, religious . Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious Phil 4:4-9
(#740.10)
Ps 131:1bcde, 2, 3
(#739.9)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Matt 22:34-40
(#742.10)
670 Nov. 4 St. Charles Borromeo, bishop Mem. Common of Pastors Rom 12:3-13
(#722.1)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
John 10:11-16
(#724.10)
671 Nov. 9 The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome Feast PROPER Ezek 47:1-2, 8-9, 12
(#701.5)
Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
(#703.2)
1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17
(#704.1)
2 Chr 7:16
(#705.1)
John 2:13-22
(#706.3)
672 Nov. 10 St. Leo the Great,
pope and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors: For a Pope, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Sir 39:6-10
(#725.4)
Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 30-31
(#727.2)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Matt 16:13-19
(#724.2)
673 Nov. 11 St. Martin of Tours, bishop Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Is 61:1-3abcd
(#719.6)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Matt 25:31-40
(#742.13)
674 Nov. 12 St. Josaphat, bishop and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
Eph 4:1-7, 11-13
(#722.8)
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4+6
(#739.1)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 17:20-26
(#742.26)
674A Nov. 13 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin USA Mem. Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
x x x x x
675 Nov. 15 St. Albert the Great,
bishop and doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Sir 15:1-6
(#725.3)
Ps 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(#727.3)
x cf. Acts 16:14b
(#729.5)
Matt 13:47-52
(#730.3)
676 Nov. 16 St. Margaret of Scotland . Common of Holy Men and Women:
For Those Who Work for the Underprivileged
Is 58:6-11
(#737.15)
Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9
(#739.7)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
John 15:9-17
(#742.25)
677 Nov. 16 St. Gertrude, virgin . Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Eph 3:14-19
(#740.7)
Ps 23:1b-3a, 4, 5, 6
(#739.4)
x John 15:9b, 5b
(#741.13)
John 15:1-8
(#742.24)
678 Nov. 17 St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious Mem. Common of Holy Men and Women:
For Those Who Work for the Underprivileged, or
For Religious
1 John 3:14-18
(#740.16)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
(#739.5)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Luke 6:27-38
(#742.18)
679 Nov. 18 Dedication of the Basilicas
of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles
. PROPER Acts 28:11-16, 30-31 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 x (non-biblical verse) Matt 14:22-23
679A Nov. 18 St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin USA Opt. Common of Virgins, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
x x x x x
680 Nov. 21 The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mem. Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary Zech 2:14-17
(#707.11)
Luke 1:46-47, 48-49, 50-51, 52-53, 54-55
(#709.5)
x Luke 11:28
(#711.4)
Matt 12:46-50
(#712.3)
681 Nov. 22 St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Virgins
Hos 2:16bc, 17cd, 21-22
(#731.2)
Ps 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
(#733.1)
x (non-biblical, #735.2) Matt 25:1-13
(#736.2)
682 Nov. 23 St. Clement I, pope and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors: For a Pope
1 Petr 5:1-4
(#722.13)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Matt 16:13-19
(#724.2)
683 Nov. 23 St. Columban, abbot . Common of Pastors: For Missionaries, or
Common of Holy Men and Women: For Religious
Is 52:7-10
(#719.5)
Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
(#721.5)
x John 8:12
(#741.8)
Luke 9:57-62
(#742.19)
683A Nov. 23 Bl. Miguel Agustín Pro, priest and martyr USA Opt. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
x x x x x
683B Nov. 24 St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest and martyr,
and his companions, martyrs
Mem. Common of Martyrs x x x x x
new Nov. 25 St. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Virgins
x x x x x
684 Nov. 30 St. Andrew, Apostle Feast PROPER Rom 10:9-18 Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 x Matt 4:19 Matt 4:18-22
684A 4th Thurs.
in Nov.
Thanksgiving Day USA Opt. Masses for Various Needs and Occasions:
III. For Various Public Needs,
26. In Thanksgiving to God
x x x x x
685 Dec. 3 St. Francis Xavier, priest Mem. Common of Pastors: For Missionaries 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23
(#722.4)
Ps 117:1bc, 2
(#721.8)
x Matt 28:19a, 20b
(#723.2)
Mark 16:15-20
(#724.6)
686 Dec. 4 St. John of Damascus,
priest, religious, doctor of the Church
. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
2 Tim 1:13-14; 2:1-3
(#722.11)
Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11
(#727.1)
x John 14:23
(#741.11)
Matt 25:14-30
(#742 .12)
687 Dec. 6 St. Nicholas, bishop . Common of Pastors Is 6:1-8
(#719.4)
Ps 40:2+4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
(#721.3)
x Luke 4:18
(#723.4)
Luke 10:1-9
(#724.8)
688 Dec. 7 St. Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
Eph 3:8-12
(#728.4)
Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25+27
(#721.4)
x John 10:14
(#723.5)
John 10:11-16
(#724.10)
689 Dec. 8 The Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Solemnity PROPER Gen 3:9-15, 20 Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 cf. Luke 1:28 Luke 1:26-38
689A Dec. 9 St. Juan Diego USA Opt. Common of Holy Men and Women x x x x X
690 Dec. 11 St. Damasus I, pope . Common of Pastors: For a Pope Acts 20:17-18a, 28-32, 36
(#720.2)
Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4
(#721.7)
x John 15:15b
(#723.7)
John 15:9-17
(#724.11)
690A Dec. 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe USA Feast PROPER Zech 2:14-17, or
Rev 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Judith 13:18bcde, 19 x (non-biblical) Luke 1:26-38,
or Luke 1:39-47
691 Dec. 12 St. Jane Frances de Chantal, religious USA trans.
to Aug. 18
x x x x x x
692 Dec. 13 St. Lucy, virgin and martyr Mem. Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Virgins
2 Cor 10:17-11:2
(#734.2)
Ps 31:3cd-4, 6+8ab, 16bc+17
(#715.1)
x (non-biblical, #735.2) Matt 25:1-13
(#736.2)
693 Dec. 14 St. John of the Cross,
priest and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
1 Cor 2:1-10a
(#728.2)
Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 30-31
(#727.2)
x Matt 5:3
(#741.1)
Luke 14:25-33
(#742.23)
694 Dec. 21 St. Peter Canisius,
priest and doctor of the Church
Mem. Common of Pastors, or
Common of Doctors of the Church
2 Tim 4:1-5
(#722.12)
Ps 40:2+4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10
(#721.3)
x Matt 5:16
(#729.1)
Matt 5:13-19
(#730.1)
695 Dec. 23 St. John of Kanty, priest . Common of Pastors:
For Those Who Work for the Underprivileged
James 2:14-17
(#740.13)
Ps 112:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9
(#739.7)
x John 13:34
(#741.10)
Luke 6:27-38
(#742.18)
696 Dec. 26 St. Stephen, first martyr Feast PROPER Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Ps 31:3cd-4, 6+8ab, 16bc+17 x Ps 118:26a+27a Matt 10:17-22
697 Dec. 27 St. John, Apostle and evangelist Feast PROPER 1 John 1:1-4 Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12 x (non-biblical verse) John 20:1a+2-8
698 Dec. 28 The Holy Innocents, martyrs Feast PROPER 1 John 1:5—2:2 Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7b-8 x (non-biblical verse) Matt 2:13-18
699 Dec. 29 St. Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr . Common of Martyrs, or
Common of Pastors
2 Tim 2:8-13; 3:10-12
(#716.5)
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
(#715.2)
x Matt 5:6
(#741.2)
Matt 16:24-27
(#742.6)
700 Dec. 31 St. Sylvester I, pope . Common of Pastors: For a Pope Ezek 34:11-16
(#719.9)
Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6
(#721.2)
x Mark 1:17
(#723.3)
Matt 16:13-19
(#724.2)
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Summary of Celebrations of Saints with Proper Readings

 


Source: Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition,
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2019
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