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

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

*Note: Since the length of the Advent Season varies (between three and four weeks, depending on which weekday Christmas falls), but in order to ensure that the readings for the 34th Week in Ordinary Time are read at the very end of each liturgical year, one entire week of Ordinary Time is often (but not always) omitted after the Easter Season. For example, if the weekdays just before Lent belong to the 5th week of O.T., then after Pentecost we continue with the 6th week of O.T. in some years, but skip to the 7th week of O.T. in most years.

Year Sunday
Cycle
Weekday
Cycle
Weeks of O.T.
before Lent*
Ash
Wednesday
Easter
Sunday
Pentecost
Sunday
Week of O.T.
after Pentecost*
First Sunday
of Advent
Christmas
Weekday
2014 A II 8 March 5 April 20 June 8 10 Nov 30 Thursday
2015 B I 6 Feb 18 April 5 May 24 8 Nov 29 Friday
2016 C II 5 Feb 10 March 27 May 15 7 Nov 27 Sunday
2017 A I 8 March 1 April 16 June 4 9 Dec 3 Monday
2018 B II 6 Feb 14 April 1 May 20 7 Dec 2 Tuesday
2019 C I 8 March 6 April 21 June 9 10 Dec 1 Wednesday
2020 A II 7 Feb 26 April 12 May 31 9 Nov 29 Friday
2021 B I 6 Feb 27 April 4 May 23 8 Nov 28 Saturday
2022 C II 8 March 2 April 17 June 5 10 Nov 27 Sunday
2023 A I 7 Feb 22 April 9 May 28 8 Dec 3 Monday
2024 B II 6 Feb 14 March 31 May 19 7 Dec 1 Wednesday
2025 C I 8 March 5 April 20 June 8 10 Nov 30 Thursday
2026 A II 6 Feb 18 April 5 May 24 8 Nov 29 Friday
2027 B I 5 Feb 10 March 28 May 16 7 Nov 28 Saturday
2028 C II 8 March 1 April 16 June 4 9 Dec 3 Monday
2029 A I 6 Feb 14 April 1 May 20 7 Dec 2 Tuesday
2030 B II 8 March 6 April 21 June 9 10 Dec 1 Wednesday
2031 C I 7 Feb 26 April 13 June 1 9 Nov 30 Thursday
2032 A II 5 Feb 11 March 28 May 16 7 Nov 28 Saturday
2033 B I 8 March 2 April 17 June 5 10 Nov 27 Sunday
2034 C II 7 Feb 22 April 9 May 28 8 Dec 3 Monday
2035 A I 5 Feb 7 March 25 May 13 6 Dec 2 Tuesday
2036 B II 7 Feb 27 April 13 June 1 9 Nov 30 Thursday
2037 C I 6 Feb 18 April 5 May 24 8 Nov 29 Friday
2038 A II 9 March 10 April 25 June 13 11 Nov 28 Saturday
2039 B I 7 Feb 23 April 10 May 29 9 Nov 27 Sunday
2040 C II 6 Feb 15 April 1 May 20 7 Dec 2 Tuesday
2041 A I 8 March 6 April 21 June 9 10 Dec 1 Wednesday
2042 B II 6 Feb 19 April 6 May 25 8 Nov 30 Thursday
2043 C I 5 Feb 11 March 29 May 17 7 Nov 29 Friday
2044 A II 8 March 2 April 17 June 5 10 Nov 27 Sunday
2045 B I 7 Feb 22 April 9 May 28 8 Dec 3 Monday
2046 C II 5 Feb 7 March 25 May 13 6 Dec 2 Tuesday
2047 A I 7 Feb 29 April 14 June 2 9 Dec 1 Wednesday
2048 B II 6 Feb 19 April 5 May 24 8 Nov 29 Friday
2049 C I 8 Mar 3 April 18 June 6 10 Nov 28 Saturday
2050 A II 7 Feb 23 April 10 May 29 9 Nov 27 Sunday

Past Years:

The Ordo Lectionum Missae was first approved by Pope Paul VI in his apostolic constitution, Missale Romanum, on April 3, 1969. The Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship directed that it be used beginning on November 30, 1969, the First Sunday of Advent for the 1970 liturgical year. Thus, while the tables published in the Lectionary itself begin with 1969, the first set of readings actually used was Cycle B (Sundays) and Year II (weekdays).

Year Sunday
Cycle
Weekday
Cycle
Weeks of O.T.
before Lent
Ash
Wednesday
Easter
Sunday
Pentecost
Sunday
Week of O.T.
after Pentecost
First Sunday
of Advent
Christmas
Weekday
1969 A I 6 Feb 19 April 6 May 25 8 Nov 30 Thursday
1970 B II 5 Feb 11 March 29 May 17 7 Nov 29 Friday
1971 C I 7 Feb 24 April 11 May 30 9 Nov 28 Saturday
1972 A II 6 Feb 16 April 2 May 21 7 Dec 3 Monday
1973 B I 10 March 7 April 22 June 10 12 Dec 2 Tuesday
1974 C II 7 Feb 29 April 14 June 2 9 Dec 1 Wednesday
1975 A I 5 Feb 12 March 30 May 18 7 Nov 30 Thursday
1976 B II 8 Mar 3 April 18 June 6 10 Nov 28 Saturday
1977 C I 7 Feb 23 April 10 May 29 9 Nov 27 Sunday
1978 A II 5 Feb 8 March 26 May 14 6 Dec 3 Monday
1979 B I 8 Feb 28 April 15 June 3 9 Dec 2 Tuesday
1980 C II 6 Feb 20 April 6 May 25 8 Nov 30 Thursday
1981 A I 8 March 4 April 19 June 7 10 Nov 29 Friday
1982 B II 7 Feb 24 April 11 May 30 9 Nov 28 Saturday
1983 C I 6 Feb 16 April 3 May 22 8 Nov 27 Sunday
1984 A II 9 March 7 April 22 June 10 10 Dec 2 Tuesday
1985 B I 6 Feb 20 April 7 May 26 8 Dec 1 Wednesday
1986 C II 5 Feb 12 March 30 May 18 7 Nov 30 Thursday
1987 A I 8 March 4 April 19 June 7 10 Nov 29 Friday
1988 B II 6 Feb 17 April 3 May 22 8 Nov 27 Sunday
1989 C I 5 Feb 8 March 26 May 14 6 Dec 3 Monday
1990 A II 8 Feb 28 April 15 June 3 9 Dec 2 Tuesday
1991 B I 5 Feb 13 March 31 May 19 7 Dec 1 Wednesday
1992 C II 8 March 4 April 19 June 7 10 Nov 29 Friday
1993 A I 7 Feb 24 April 11 May 30 9 Nov 28 Saturday
1994 B II 6 Feb 16 April 3 May 22 8 Nov 27 Sunday
1995 C I 8 March 1 April 16 June 4 9 Dec 3 Monday
1996 A II 7 Feb 21 April 7 May 26 8 Dec 1 Wednesday
1997 B I 5 Feb 12 March 30 May 18 7 Nov 30 Thursday
1998 C II 7 Feb 25 April 12 May 31 9 Nov 29 Friday
1999 A I 6 Feb 17 April 4 May 23 8 Nov 28 Saturday
2000 B II 9 March 8 April 23 June 11 10 Dec 3 Monday
2001 C I 7 Feb 28 April 15 June 3 9 Dec 2 Tuesday
2002 A II 5 Feb 13 March 31 May 19 7 Dec 1 Wednesday
2003 B I 8 March 5 April 20 June 8 10 Nov 30 Thursday
2004 C II 7 Feb 25 April 11 May 30 9 Nov 28 Saturday
2005 A I 5 Feb 9 March 27 May 15 7 Nov 27 Sunday
2006 B II 8 March 1 April 16 June 4 9 Dec 3 Monday
2007 C I 7 Feb 21 April 8 May 27 8 Dec 2 Tuesday
2008 A II 4 Feb 6 March 23 May 11 6 Nov 30 Thursday
2009 B I 7 Feb 25 April 12 May 31 9 Nov 29 Friday
2010 C II 6 Feb 17 April 4 May 23 8 Nov 28 Saturday
2011 A I 9 March 9 April 24 June 12 11 Nov 27 Sunday
2012 B II 7 Feb 22 April 8 May 27 8 Dec 2 Tuesday
2013 C I 5 Feb 13 March 31 May 19 7 Dec 1 Wednesday

NOTE: In 2011, Easter Sunday was almost as late as possible, falling on April 24. It can be as late as April 25 (as it was in 1886 and 1943, and will be again in 2038). On the other extreme, Easter 2008 was almost as early as it can be, falling on March 23. It can be as early as March 22, but only very rarely (as it last was in 1818, but will not be again until 2285); even falling as early as March 23 is rare (in 1913 and 2008, but not again until 2160).

Links to Related Pages:


Main Lectionary Page 1998/2002 USA Edition 1992 Canadian Edition
Links to Other Websites 1970 USA Edition Roman Missal (pre-Vatican II)

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