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Resources and Commentaries for Sundays, Feasts and Solemnities Year A


Please Note: Solemnities are or will be listed first. some of the solemnities that fall during special seasons (e.g., Christmas) will also be posted under that season. The solemnities will be followed by Advent, Christmas/Epiphany, Lent/Easter, Ordinary Time. This page was published on October 6, 2013 and will be updated periodically during the new lectionary cycle (year A) which will begin on December 1, 2013. Over the last four years or so I have posted numerous commentaries and resources for the Sunday readings, and I hope to eventually have them all archived according to the three year Sunday lectionary cycle. After that is accomplished, I hope to begin archiving the commentaries I have available on the two year daily lectionary cycle. This will be a long process.

*******************FEAST & SOLEMNITIES******************

Dec. 8. Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Dec 12. Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Dec 24-25. Christmas: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. 4 Masses below.

Dec 26. Feast of St Stephen the Proto-Martyr.

Dec 27. Feast of St John the Evangelist.

Dec 28. Feast of the Holy Innocents.

Jan 1. Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother of God (Octave of Christmas).

Jan 6. Solemnity of the Epiphany.

Jan 25. Feast of the Conversion of St Paul.

Feb 2. Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Feb 22. Feast of the Chair of St Peter.

Mar 19. Feast of St Joseph

Mar 25. Feast of the Annunciation.

Apr. 25. Feast of St Mark the Evangelist.

May 1. Feast of St Joseph the Worker.

May 3. Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles.

May 14. Feast of St Matthias, Apostle.

May 31. Feast of the Visitation.

Second Friday After Pentecost: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Year A.

Jun 24. Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist.

Jun 29. Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles.

Jul 3. Feast of St Thomas the Apostle.

Jul 22. Feast of St Mary Magdalene.

Jul 25. Feast of St James the Elder.

Aug 6. Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year A.

Aug 10. Feast of St Lawrence the Deacon.

Aug 15. Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Aug 24. Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle.

Sept 8. Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mark.

Sept 14. Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Sept 21. Feast of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.

Sept 29. Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels.

Oct 18. Feast of St Luke the Evangelist.

Oct 28. Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles.

Nov 1. Solemnity of All Saints.

Nov 2. The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed.

Nov 9. Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.

Nov 30. The Feast of St Andrew, Apostle.

Last Sunday of the Year: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Always falls on last Sunday of the Year.

**********************ADVENT SEASON*********************

First Sunday of Advent.

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Second Sunday of Advent.

Third Sunday of Advent.

Fourth Sunday of Advent.

****************CHRISTMAS SEASON**************************

Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Dec 24).

Mass During the Night: The Nativity of the Lord (Midnight Mass).

Mass at Dawn: The Nativity of the Lord.

Mass During the Day: The Nativity of the Lord.

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Second Sunday After Christmas.

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother of God (Octave of Christmas).

Epiphany of the Lord.

******************LENT AND EASTER SEASON******************

Ash Wednesday.

First Sunday of Lent.

Second Sunday of Lent.

Third Sunday of Lent.

Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Fifth Sunday of Lent.

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.

Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday.

Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Good Friday: Friday of the Passion of the Lord.

Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night.

Easter Sunday: The Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord.

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy).

Third Sunday of Easter.

Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Ascension of the Lord.

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Pentecost.

*****************ORDINARY TIME***************************

Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord.

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The following Sundays in 2014 were solemnities.

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In 2014 this Sunday falls on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The readings are taken from that Feast. See Commentaries here.

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time. Superseded in 2014 by the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls). See under “Feasts and Solemnities”, Nov 2.

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Superseded in 2014 by the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. See under “Feasts and Solemnities,” Nov. 9.

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Final Sunday: Solemnity of Jesus Christ Our Lord, King of the Universe. This always falls on the final Sunday of the Year and is also listed above under “Feasts and Solemnities.”

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