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The Gospels

The Propers below are readings for Ordinary Time following Epiphany and Pentecost, numbered to help establish a seven day range of dates on which they can occur.  Propers numbering in the Revised Common Lectionary begins with the Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, excludes Sundays in Lent through Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, and resumes the Second Sunday after Pentecost, usually with Proper 4.  Since the date of Easter is variable between March 22 and April 25, some Propers are not used in certain years.  The Roman Catholic Lectionary and those based on it number the Propers differently.

In some cases, the Psalm Reading is replaced by a Responsorial Reading outside the Psalter.  These are marked with the color code below.  Note that there are three sets of readings for Christmas Day.  There is also a second set of readings for Easter when the Easter Service is in the evening.

In the Revised Common Lectionary the Synoptic Gospels are generally read semi-continuously in a given year:  Matthew in Year A, Mark in Year B, and Luke in Year C.  The Gospel of John is read periodically throughout the three year cycle. 

The Church Year begins with Advent in November/December.
We are presently in YEAR C of readings in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Year A:  2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2016-2017
Year B:  2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2017-2018
Year C:  2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018-2019

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Purple indicates non-Psalter Responsorial Readings
Red indicates Alternate Readings

Text Year Sunday Date (Inclusive)
Mt 1:18-25 A Advent 4 Sunday between Dec 18-24
Mt 2:1-12 ABC Epiphany Jan 6
Mt 2:13-23 A Christmas 1 Sunday between Dec 26-Jan 1
Mt 3:1-12 A Advent 2 Sunday between Dec 4-10
Mt 3:13-17 A Epiphany 1
Baptism of the Lord
Sunday between Jan 7-13
Mt 4:1-11 A Lent 1 2nd Sunday in Lent
Mt 4:12-23 A Epiphany 3 Sunday between Jan 21-27
Mt 5:1-12 A Epiphany 4 Sunday between Jan 28-Feb 3
Mt 5:1-12 A All Saints Day November 1 or First Sunday in November
Mt 5:13-20 A Epiphany 5 Sunday between Feb 4-10
Mt 5:32-37 A Epiphany 6 Sunday between Feb 11-17
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Mt 4:38-48 A Epiphany 7 Sunday between Feb 18-24
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Mt 6:1-6, 16-21 ABC Ash Wednesday Wednesday before 1st Sunday in Lent
Mt 6:24-34 A Epiphany 8 Sunday between Feb 25-29
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Mt 6:25-33 B Thanksgiving USA: 4th Thursday in Nov
Can: 2nd Monday in Oct
Mt 7:21-29 A Proper 4 Sunday between May 29-June 24
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mt 7:21-29 A Epiphany 9 Sunday between March 1-7
(alt for Transfiguration Sunday)
Mt 9:9-13, 18-26 A Proper 5 Sunday between June 5-11
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mt 9:35-10:8, (9-23) A Proper 6 Sunday between June 12-18
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mt 10:24-39 A Proper 7 Sunday between June 19-25
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mt 10:40-42 A Proper 8 Sunday between June 26-July 2
Mt 11:2-11 A Advent 3 Sunday between Dec 11-17
Mt 11:16-19, 25-30 A Proper 9 Sunday between July 3-9
Mt 13:1-9, 18-23 A Proper 10 Sunday between July 10-16
Mt 13:24-30, 36-43 A Proper 11 Sunday between July 17-23
Mt 13:31-33, 44-52 A Proper 12 Sunday between July 24-30
Mt 14:13-21 A Proper 13 Sunday between July 31-Aug 6
Mt 14:22-33 A Proper 14 Sunday between Aug 7-13
Mt 15:(10-20), 21-28 A Proper 15 Sunday between Aug 14-20
Mt 16:13-20 A Proper 16 Sunday between Aug 21-27
Mt 16:21-28 A Proper 17 Sunday between Aug 28-Sept 3
Mt. 17:1-9 A Transfiguration Sunday Last Sunday after Epiphany
(Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
Mt 17:1-9 A Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Mt 18:15-20 A Proper 18 Sunday between Sept 4-10
Mt 18:21-35 A Proper 19 Sunday between Sept 11-17
Mt 20:1-16 A Proper 20 Sunday between Sept 18-24
Mt 21:1-11 A Palm/Passion Sunday (Palms) Sunday before Easter Sunday
Mt 21:23-32 A Proper 21 Sunday between Sept 25-Oct 1
Mt 21:33-46 A Proper 22 Sunday between Oct 2-8
Mt 22:1-14 A Proper 23 Sunday between Oct 9-15
Mt 22:15-22 A Proper 24 Sunday between Oct 16-22
Mt 22:34-46 A Proper 25 Sunday between Oct 23-29
Mt 23:1-12 A Proper 26 Sunday between Oct 30-Nov 5
Mt 24:36-44 A Advent 1 Sunday between Nov 27-Dec 3
Mt 25:1-13 A Proper 27 Sunday between Nov 6-12
Mt 25:14-30 A Proper 28 Sunday between Nov 13-19
Mt 25:31-26 ABC New Year January 1
Mt 25:31-46 A Reign of Christ Sunday between Nov 20-26
(Last Sunday after Pentecost)
Mt 26:14-27:66 A Palm/Passion Sunday Sunday before Easter
Mt 27:11-54 A Palm/Passion Sunday Sunday before Easter
Mt 27:57-66 ABC Holy Saturday Saturday before Easter
Mt 28:1-10 A Easter 1 Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
Mt 28:1-10 A Easter Vigil Night before Easter Sunday
Mt 28:16-20 A Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Mk 1:1-8 B Advent 2 Sunday between Dec 4-10
Mk 1:4-11 B Epiphany 1
Baptism of the Lord
Sunday between Jan 7-13
Mk 1:9-15 B Lent 1 1st Sunday in Lent
Mk 1:14-20 B Epiphany 3 Sunday between Jan 21-27
Mk 1:21-28 B Epiphany 4 Sunday between Jan 28 - Feb 3
Mk 1:29-39 B Epiphany 5 Sunday between Feb 4-10
Mk 1:40-45 B Epiphany 6 Sunday between Feb 11-17
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Mk 2:1-12 B Epiphany 7 Sunday between Feb 18-24
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Mk 2:13-22 B Epiphany 8 Sunday between Feb 25-29
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Mk 2:23-3:6 B Epiphany 9 Sunday between March 1-7
(alt for Transfiguration Sunday)
Mk 2:23-33:6 B Proper 4 Sunday between May 29 - June 24
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mk 3:20-35 B Proper 5 Sunday between June 5-11
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mk 4:26-34 B Proper 6 Sunday between June 12-18
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mk 4:35-41 B Proper 7 Sunday between June 19-25
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Mk 5:21-43 Proper 8 Sunday between June 26-July 2
Mk 6:1-13 B Proper 9 Sunday between July 3-9
Mk 6:14-29 B Proper 10 Sunday between July 10-16
Mk 6:30-34, 53-56 B Proper 11 Sunday between July 17-23
Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 B Proper 17 Sunday between Aug 28-Sept 3
Mk 7:24-37 B Proper 18 Sunday between Sept 4-10
Mk 8:27-38 B Proper 19 Sunday between Sept 11-17
Mk 8:31-38 B Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Mk 9:2-9 B Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Mk 9:2-9 B Transfiguration Sunday Last Sunday after Epiphany
(Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
Mk 9:30-38 B Proper 20 Sunday between Sept 18-24
Mk 9:38-50 B Proper 21 Sunday between Sept 25-Oct 1
Mk 10:2-16 B Proper 22 Sunday between Oct 2-8
Mk 10:17-31 B Proper 23 Sunday between Oct 9-15
Mk 10:35-45 B Proper 24 Sunday between Oct 16-22
Mk 10:46-52 B Proper 25 Sunday between Oct 23-29
Mk 11:1-11 B Palm/Passion Sunday (Palms) Sunday before Easter
Mk 12:28-34 B Proper 26 Sunday between Oct 30 - Nov 5
Mk 12:38-44 B Proper 27 Sunday between Nov 6-12
Mk 13:1-8 B Proper 28 Sunday between Nov 13-19
Mk 13:24-37 B Advent 1 Sunday between Nov 27-Dec 3
Mk 14:1-15:47 B Palm/Passion Sunday (Palms) Sunday before Easter
Mk 15:1-39 (40-47) B Palm/Passion Sunday (Palms) Sunday before Easter
Mk 16:1-8 B Easter Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
Mk 16:1-8 B Easter Vigil Night Before Easter Sunday
Lk 1:26-38 ABC Annunciation March 25
Lk 1:26-38 Advent 4 Sunday between Dec 18-24
Lk 1:39-45, (49-55) C Advent 4 Sunday between Dec 18-24
Lk 1:39-57 ABC Visitation May 31
Lk 1:47-55 AB Advent 3 A B Sunday between Dec 11-17
Lk 1:47-55 BC Advent 4 B C Sunday between Dec 18-24
Lk 1:68-79 C Advent 2 Sunday between Dec 4-10
Lk 1:68-79 C Reign of Christ Sunday between Nov 20-26
(Last Sunday after Pentecost)
Lk 2:1-14 (15-20) ABC Christmas Day I December 25
Lk 2:(1-7), 8-20 ABC Christmas Day II December 25
Lk 2:15-21 ABC Holy Name January 1
Lk 2:22-40 ABC Presentation February 2
Lk 2:22-40 B Christmas 1 Sunday between Dec 26 - Jan 1
Lk 2:41-52 C Christmas 1 Sunday between Dec 26 - Jan 1
Lk 3:1-6 C Advent 2 Sunday between Dec 4-10
Lk 3:7-18 C Advent 3 Sunday between Dec 11-17
Lk 3:15-17, 21-22 C Epiphany 1
Baptism of the Lord
Sunday between Jan 7-13
Lk 4:1-13 C Lent 1 1st Sunday in Lent
Lk 4:14-21 C Epiphany 3 Sunday between Jan 21-27
Lk 4:21-30 C Epiphany 4 Sunday between Jan 28 - Feb 3
Lk 5:1-11 C Epiphany 5 Sunday between Feb 4-10
Lk 6:17-26 C Epiphany 6 Sunday between Feb 11-17
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Lk 6:20-31 C All Saints Day November 1 or First Sunday in November
 Lk 6:27-38 C Epiphany 7 Sunday between Feb 18-24
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Lk 6:39-49 C Epiphany 8 Sunday between Feb 25-29 (unless Transfiguration Sunday)
Lk 7:1-10 C Proper 4 Sunday between May 29 - June 24
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Lk 7:1-10 C Epiphany 9 Sunday between March 1-7
(alt for Transfiguration Sunday)
Lk 7:11-17 C Proper 5 Sunday between June 5-11
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Lk 7:36-8:3 C Proper 6 Sunday between June 12-18
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Lk 8:26-39 C Proper 7 Sunday between June 19-25
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Lk 9:28-36 C Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Lk 9:28-36, (37-43) C Transfiguration Last Sunday after Epiphany
(Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
Lk 9:51-62 C Proper 8 Sunday between June 26 - July 2
Lk 10:1-11, 16-20 C Proper 9 Sunday between July 3-9
Lk 10:25-37 C Proper 10 Sunday between July 10-16
Lk 10:38-42 C Proper 11 Sunday between July 17-23
Lk 11:1-13 C Proper 12 Sunday between July 24-30
Lk 12:13-21 C Proper 13 Sunday between July 31-Aug 6
Lk 12:32-40 C Proper 14 Sunday between Aug 7-13
Lk 12:49-56 C Proper 15 Sunday between Aug 14-20
Lk 13:1-9 C Lent 3 3rd Sunday in Lent
Lk 13:10-17 C Proper 16 Sunday between Aug 21-27
Lk 13:31-35 C Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Lk 14:1, 7-14 C Proper 17 Sunday between Aug 28 - Sept 3
Lk 14:25-33 C Proper 18 Sunday between Sept 4-10
Lk 15:1-3, 11b-32 C Lent 4 4th Sunday in Lent
Lk 15:1-10 C Proper 19 Sunday between Sept 11-17
Lk 16:1-13 C Proper 20 Sunday between Sept 18-24
Lk 16:19-31 C Proper 21 Sunday between Sept 25-Oct 1
Lk 17:5-10 C Proper 22 Sunday between Oct 2-8
Lk 17:11-19 C Thanksgiving USA: 4th Thursday in Nov
Can: 2nd Monday in Oct
Lk 17:11-19 C Proper 23 Sunday between Oct 9-15
Lk 18:1-8 C Proper 24 Sunday between Oct 16-22
Lk 18:9-14 C Proper 25 Sunday between Oct 23-29
Lk 19:1-10 C Proper 26 Sunday between Oct 30-Nov 5
Lk 19:28-40 C Palm/Passion Sunday (Palms) Sunday before Easter
Lk 20:27-38 C Proper 27 Sunday between Nov 6-12
Lk 21:5-19 C Proper 28 Sunday between Nov 13-19
Lk 21:25-36 C Advent 1 Sunday between Nov 27-Dec 3
Lk 22:14-23:56 C Palm/Passion Sunday Sunday before Easter
Lk 23:1-49 C Palm/Passion Sunday Sunday before Easter
Lk 23:33-43 C Reign of Christ Sunday between Nov 20-26
(Last Sunday after Pentecost)
Lk 24:1-12 C Easter Vigil Night Before Easter Sunday
Lk 24:1-12 C Easter 1 Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
Lk 24:13-35 A Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
Lk 24:13-49 ABC Easter Evening
A B C
Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
Lk 24:36b-48 B Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
Lk 24:44-53 ABC Ascension 6th Thursday of Easter
Jn 1:(1-9) 10-18 ABC Christmas 2 Sunday between Jan 2-5
Jn 1:1-14 ABC Christmas Day III December 25
Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 B Advent 3 Sunday between Dec 11-17
Jn 1:29-42 A Epiphany 2 Sunday between Jan 14-20
Jn 1:43-51 B Epiphany 2 Sunday between Jan 14-20
Jn 2:1-11 C Epiphany 2 Sunday between Jan 14-20
Jn 2:13-22 B Lent 3 3rd Sunday in Lent
Jn 3:1-17 A Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Jn 3:1-17 B Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Jn 3:13-17 ABC Holy Cross September 14
Jn 3:14-21 B Lent 4 4th Sunday in Lent
Jn 4:5-42 A Lent 3 3rd Sunday in Lent
Jn 5:1-9 C Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Jn 6:1-21 B Proper 12 Sunday between July 24-30
Jn 6:24-35 B Proper 13 Sunday between July 31-Aug 6
Jn 6:25-35 C Thanksgiving USA: 4th Thursday in Nov
Can: 2nd Monday in Oct
Jn 6:35, 41-51 B Proper 14 Sunday between Aug 7-13
Jn 6:51-58 B Proper 15 Sunday between Aug 14-20
Jn 6:56-69 B Proper 16 Sunday between Aug 21-27
Jn 7:37-37 A Pentecost (varies)
Jn 9:1-41 A Lent 4 4th Sunday in Lent
Jn 10:1-10 A Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
Jn 10:11-18 B Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
Jn 10:22-30 C Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
Jn 11:1-45 A Lent 5 5th Sunday in Lent
Jn 11:32-44 B All Saints November 1 or First Sunday in November
Jn 12:1-8 C Lent 5 5th Sunday in Lent
Jn 12:1-11 ABC Monday in Holy Week Monday after Palm Sunday
Jn 12:12-16 B Palm/Passion Sunday (Palms) Sunday before Easter
Jn 12:20-33 B Lent 5 5th Sunday in Lent
Jn 12:20-36 ABC Tuesday in Holy Week Tuesday after Palm Sunday
Jn 13:1-17, 31b-35 ABC Holy Thursday Thursday after Palm Sunday
Jn 13:21-32 ABC Wednesday in Holy Week Wednesday after Palm Sunday
Jn 13:31-35 C Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
Jn 14:1-14 A Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
Jn 14:8-17, (25-27) C Pentecost (varies)
Jn 14:15-21 A Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Jn 14:23-29 C Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Jn 15:1-8 B Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
Jn 15:9-17 B Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Jn 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 B Pentecost (varies)
Jn 16:12-15 C Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Jn 17:1-11 A Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
Jn 17:6-19 B Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
Jn 17:20-26 C Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
Jn 18:1-19:42 ABC Good Friday Friday before Easter
Jn 18:33-37 B Reign of Christ Sunday between Nov 20-26
(Last Sunday after Pentecost)
Jn 19:38-42 ABC Holy Saturday Saturday before Easter
Jn 20:1-18 ABC Easter 1  A B C Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
Jn 20:19-23 A Pentecost 7th Sunday after Easter
Jn 20:19-31 ABC Easter 2  A B C 2nd Sunday of Easter
Jn 21:1-19 C Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter

This index of readings was compiled by Dennis Bratcher,
adapted from the Revised Common Lectionary,
Copyright © 1992, Consultation on Common Texts, and is used by permission.

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