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Commentaries for Lectionary Year I (Includes Commentaries for Sundays A, B, and C)

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 23, 2018

The new liturgical year and lectionary cycle begins on Sunday, December 2, 2018 (The First Sunday of Advent). Links to individual weeks includes both Sundays (e.g., The first week of Advent includes the 1st and 2nd Sundays; the Second week of Advent includes 2nd and 3rd Sundays, etc.). 

ADVENT SEASON

First Week of Advent.
Second Week of Advent.
Third Week of Advent.
Fourth Week of Advent.

CHRISTMAS SEASON TO EPIPHANY
Note: Traditionally Epiphany is celebrated on January 6. In the USA it is celebrated on the Sunday following January 6.

Dec. 25. Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Dec 24).
Dec. 25. Mass During the Night: The Nativity of the Lord (Midnight Mass).
Dec. 25. Mass at Dawn: The Nativity of the Lord.
Dec. 25. Mass During the Day: The Nativity of the Lord.

Sunday Within the Octave of Christmas (Feast of the Holy Family). If a Sunday does not fall between Dec. 26 and Dec 31 then the Feast of the Holy Family is celebrated on Dec. 30.

Dec. 26. The Feast of St Stephen, the Church’s First Martyr.
Dec. 27. The Feast of St John, Apostle and Evangelist.
Dec 28. Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs.
Dec. 29. Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas.
Dec. 30. Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas. See next note.
!!! Dec 30. Feast of the Holy Family (Non-Sunday). If a Sunday does not fall between Dec 26-31 then the Feast of the Holy Family is celebrated on this date.
Jan 1. Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
Jan. 2. Memorial of St Basil the Great and St Gregory Nanzianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church.
Jan. 3. Christmas Weekday.
Jan . 4. Memorial St Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious.
Jan. 5. Memorial of St John Nuemann, Bishop.

EPIPHANY TO THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Jan. 6-13. Epiphany to the Baptism of the Lord. The Baptism of the Lord closes out the holy seasons and starts Ordinary Time.

ORDINARY TIME, INCLUDING THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Note: Scroll down for the seasons that interrupt Ordinary Time.

First Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Second Week in Ordinary Time, Week I.
Third Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Seventh Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
In 2019 Lent begins during this week. Scroll down for Lenten season.
Ninth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Tenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I. Starts with Pentecost in 2019.
Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time, Year I. Starts with Most Holy Trinity in 2019.
Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I. Starts with Most Holy Body and Blood in 2019.
Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Thirty Third Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.
Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I.

LENTEN SEASON

Ash Wednesday Through Second Sunday of Lent.
Second Week of Lent.
Third Week of Lent.
Fourth Week of Lent.
Fifth Week of Lent.
!!! Holy Week.

EASTER SEASON

Easter Sunday to Divine Mercy Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter).
Second Week of Easter.
Third Week of Easter.
Fourth Week of Easter.
Fifth Week of Easter.
Sixth Week of Easter. Includes Ascension Thursday.
Seventh Week of Easter. Includes Pentecost.

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