May 2024: Mass Readings and Resources

May 2024 is Year B in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 2 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in for May 2024 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in May 2024

6th Sunday of Easter

Sunday May 5, 2024

The Mass readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year B emphasize the theme of love. The readings highlight God’s impartial love for all, the command to love one another, and the joy that comes from abiding in God’s love. Themes explored include recognizing human dignity, sharing God’s love with others, fostering a sense of community, embracing joy, and living according to God’s commandments.

The Ascension of the Lord

Sunday May 12, 2024

The readings for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Year B call us to be open to the Holy Spirit and to share the Good News. The first reading narrates Jesus’ ascent into heaven and his promise to send the Holy Spirit, while the Gospel presents the Great Commission to spread the gospel. Discussion topics for this week could revolve around evangelization, the role of the Holy Spirit, and navigating transitions in life.


Sunday May 19, 2024

The Mass readings for Pentecost Year B emphasize the themes of receiving and utilizing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The first reading recounts the empowering of the disciples to proclaim the gospel to people from different nations. The second reading highlights the unity brought by the Holy Spirit in proclaiming the gospel, while the Gospel portrays Jesus granting the power to forgive sins. Catechists can explore themes such as the Holy Spirit, the Fruits of the Spirit, evangelization, and the sacrament of reconciliation.

Trinity Sunday

Sunday May 26, 2024

The readings for Trinity Sunday Year B emphasize our membership in God’s family and the unity God desires for the world. The second reading reassures us that we are children of God and heirs with Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus instructs his disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The themes explored include the relationship within the Trinity, the concepts of Lover, Beloved, and Love, the mutual indwelling of the divine persons, and reflecting on the significance of the Trinity in our lives.

May 2024

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