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April 2025: Mass Readings and Resources

April 2025 is Year C in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in for April 2025 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in April 2025

5th sunday of lent Resources for Year C
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5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday April 6, 2025

The readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year C emphasize that God sees us in our weakness and suffering and offers us salvation. The passages invite us to look at the past, recognize the possibility of a new way, and experience joy amidst sorrow. They also highlight the need to let go of worldly values, embrace life in Christ, be aware of our own sinfulness, and embrace new beginnings by releasing the hold of the past.

Palm Sunday Year C
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Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)

Sunday April 13, 2025

The Mass Readings for Palm Sunday Year C center around the death of Jesus Christ, emphasizing themes of abandonment, taking the difficult path, embracing suffering, the Paschal mystery, Jesus as the king of our lives, and the dangers of fickleness. These readings remind us of Jesus' ultimate sacrifice, the transformative power of his love, and the call to remain faithful and steadfast in our own lives, following his example of humility and obedience.

Holy Thursday
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Holy Thursday

Thursday April 17, 2025

The Mass Readings for Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper focus on the institution of the Passover, the significance of the Eucharist, the act of Jesus washing the disciples' feet as an example of humble service, and the establishment of the priesthood. Themes for Holy Thursday encompass the Eucharist as the central sacrament, the call to serve others, the institution of the priesthood, and the remembrance of Jesus' agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Good Friday
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Good Friday

Friday April 18, 2025

The Good Friday of the Lord's Passion Readings focus on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, highlighting themes of sin and forgiveness, faith and trust, compassion and solidarity, and hope and salvation. The readings emphasize Jesus' willingness to endure immense suffering for the redemption of humanity, inviting believers to reflect on the profound significance of his sacrifice and to place their trust in God's plan.

Easter Sunday
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Easter

Sunday April 20, 2025

Easter is the most significant celebration in the Church year, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The Easter Sunday Readings for the Vigil Mass include passages about creation, the sacrifice of Abraham, the crossing of the Red Sea, and prophecies of restoration. The Mass during the day includes readings about the proclamation of the resurrection, setting minds on heavenly things, and the empty tomb discovered by Mary Magdalene. The themes of Easter focus on the Resurrection of Jesus, the triumph over death, the assurance of God's presence, and the call to embrace new life and let go of sin.

Divine Mercy Year c
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Divine Mercy Sunday

Sunday April 27, 2025


The Mass Readings for Divine Mercy Sunday Year C highlight Jesus' incredible love and mercy for humanity. The readings emphasize the power of God working through His children, the need to let go of doubts and embrace the mysteries of God, and the importance of sharing the message of Jesus' love and mercy with others. The themes focus on the loving mercy of Jesus, letting go of doubts, the power of God, revealing Jesus' identity, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

April 2025

Click on the title for Mass readings for the day, resources, homilies, reflections, and more.

Tuesday April 1, 2025

Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent

The first reading and the gospel for Tuesday of the 4th week of Lent offer a powerful message of God's love and compassion for his people. Both passages speak of God's love and renewal, inviting us to open our hearts to his healing touch.

Wednesday April 2, 2025

Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

The readings for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent offer an invitation for us to reflect on our relationship with God and our response to His love and mercy.

Thursday April 3, 2025

Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent

The readings for Thursday of the 4th week of Lent offer us valuable insights into the nature of sin, repentance, and God's mercy towards sinners.

Friday April 4, 2025

Friday of the 4th Week of Lent

The readings for Friday of the 4th Week of Lent touch on important aspects of the Christian faith, including the struggle between good and evil, the importance of faith in God's protection, and the idea that suffering can lead to redemption and vindication.

St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor

April 4 is the feast day of St. Isidore of Seville: a bishop and a scholar who wrote a huge encyclopedia. He is the patron saint ofthe internet, computer users,programmers, and students.

Saturday April 5, 2025

Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent

The gospel for Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent tells the story of the confusion and division that arose among the people of Jerusalem during Jesus' ministry. Some believed that Jesus was the Messiah, while others were skeptical and even hostile towards Him. As Catholics, we can reflect on this passage and see it as an opportunity to deepen our faith in Christ and to seek unity with our fellow believers.

Sunday April 6, 2025

5th Sunday of Lent Year C

The readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year C remind us God sees us in our weakness and suffering and saves us. Consider how God can take what seems not good in our lives and transform it.

Monday April 7, 2025

Monday of the 5th Week of Lent

On Monday of the 5th week of Lent, the readings provide us with two powerful stories that offer us valuable lessons for our daily lives. The first story is about Susanna, who was falsely accused by two elders of adultery. The gospel tells of a woman who was caught in adultery and brought to Jesus by the scribes and Pharisees.

Tuesday April 8, 2025

Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent

The Mass readings for Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent remind us of the importance of obedience, faith, and belief in God's plan for our salvation.

Wednesday April 9, 2025

Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent

The readings for Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent offer us powerful lessons on faith, courage, and the importance of staying true to God's teachings.

Thursday April 10, 2025

Thursday of the 5th Week of Lent

Reflecting on the readings for Thursday of the 5th Week of Lent helps us to deepen our understanding of our relationship with God and the importance of faith in our lives.

Friday April 11, 2025

Friday of the 5th Week of Lent

In the readings for Friday of the 5th Week of Lent, we see the common theme of opposition and persecution. The first reading and the Psalm both remind us of the reality of facing hostility when we stand up for what we believe in. It is easy to become discouraged when we face opposition, especially from those whom we thought were our friends. However, these readings also remind us that we can trust and rely on God's protection and deliverance. The Lord is with us, like a mighty champion who will cause our persecutors to stumble and fail. We can call upon God in our distress, and He will rescue us from our enemies.

Saturday April 12, 2025

Saturday of the 5th Week of Lent

The readings for Saturday of the 5th week of Lent speak of the themes of restoration and reunification, but from different perspectives. In Ezekiel, the prophet is given a vision of God's plan to reunite the two kingdoms of Israel and to establish a new covenant with his people. This vision is one of hope and promise, but also of accountability, as the "sons of wickedness" are to be separated from the rest of the people.

Sunday April 13, 2025

Palm Sunday Year C (Passion Sunday)

The readings for Palm Sunday Year C (Passion Sunday) tell of the death of Jesus Christ, who showed us the true meaning of love and the nature of God. So this weekend we reflect on Jesus' love for us and the Pascal Mystery.

Monday April 14, 2025

Monday of Holy Week

As we read the gospel for Monday of Holy Week, we are struck by the extravagant love and devotion shown by Mary towards Jesus. She takes a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard and anoints Jesus' feet with it, then wipes his feet with her hair. This act of love is a foreshadowing of Jesus' imminent death and burial, and it is a poignant reminder of the deep connection between love and sacrifice.

Tuesday April 15, 2025

Tuesday of Holy Week

The Mass readings for Tuesday of Holy Week invite us to contemplate the mystery of Jesus' suffering and death, as well as the significance of his sacrifice for our salvation.

Wednesday April 16, 2025

Wednesday of Holy Week

The gospel for Wednesday of Holy Week tells the story of Jesus' betrayal by Judas Iscariot. In this passage, we see the intimate setting of the Last Supper, where Jesus is gathered with his disciples to share a meal before his crucifixion. As they are eating, Jesus announces that one of them will betray him. Judas responds by asking if it is him, and Jesus confirms that it is.

Thursday April 17, 2025

Holy Thursday

On Holy Thursday, Catholics remember the last supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. This marks the establishment of the sacrament of the Eucharist and the priesthood.

Friday April 18, 2025

Good Friday

On Good Friday, Catholics remember the death by crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is a solemn day of fast and abstinence.

Saturday April 19, 2025

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the day between Good Friday and Easter. It is a mix of both sorrow for the suffering of Jesus Christ and expectation of his rising.

Sunday April 20, 2025

Easter Sunday

Easter is the most significant celebration in the church year. Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter is actually an octave, lasting eight days.

Monday April 21, 2025

Monday in the Octave of Easter

The Gospel passage for Monday in the Octave of Easter tells of Mary Magdalene and the other Mary's encounter with the risen Jesus. Joy and hope that comes with the Resurrection. The women's fear and confusion are replaced by a profound sense of awe and worship when they see Jesus alive again. Jesus' words of comfort and reassurance, "Do not be afraid," remind us that He is with us always, even in our most difficult and frightening moments.

Tuesday April 22, 2025

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

The gospel for Tuesday in the Octave of Easter recounts the story of Mary Magdalene visiting the tomb of Jesus on the morning of the third day after his crucifixion, only to find it empty. She is overcome with grief and confusion until Jesus appears to her, revealing himself as the risen Lord.

Wednesday April 23, 2025

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

The readings for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter invite us to reflect on our faith, doubt, evangelization, Eucharist, and hospitality.

Thursday April 24, 2025

Thursday in the Octave of Easter

The readings for Thursday in the Octave of Easter invite us to reflect on the centrality of the resurrection of Jesus in our faith. Through his resurrection, Jesus conquered death and sin, and opened the way to eternal life for all who believe in him.

Friday April 25, 2025

Friday in the Octave of Easter

The readings for Friday in the Octave of Easter invite us to reflect on the power of faith in Jesus Christ and the transformative impact of encountering his presence in our lives.

Saturday April 26, 2025

Saturday in the Octave of Easter

The gospel for Saturday in the Octave of Easter tells the story of Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection and his commissioning of the apostles to preach the gospel to all nations.

Sunday April 27, 2025

Divine Mercy Sunday Year C

The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday Year C tell of Jesus Christ's incredible love for us and his willingness to display his care for us. This is a time to reflect on all God has done to show us his mercy and to reveal his identity to us.

Monday April 28, 2025

Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter

In the gospel for Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter, Jesus emphasizes the need for spiritual rebirth in order to enter the Kingdom of God. This rebirth comes through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. As Catholics, we understand this to mean that our salvation is not something we can achieve through our own efforts, but is a gift from God that we receive through faith.

Tuesday April 29, 2025

Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Easter

The readings for Tuesday of the 2nd week of Easter provide us with insights into the nature of Christian discipleship, the importance of faith, and the virtues of charity and generosity.

Wednesday April 30, 2025

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter

In the readings for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter, we see contrasting situations of persecution and redemption, highlighting the power of faith and the love of God. In Acts 5:17-26, the apostles are arrested for proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, and their lives are threatened. Despite the opposition they face, they remain steadfast in their faith and trust in God. In John 3:16-21, we hear of God's ultimate act of love, as He sent His only Son to die for our sins, so that we may have eternal life through Him.

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