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September 2025: Mass Readings and Resources

September 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 September here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in September 2025

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Resources for Year c
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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday September 7, 2025

The readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C highlight the significance of self-reflection, recognizing our true desires, and finding hope in God. They emphasize the sacrifices and detachment required in discipleship, reminding us to carefully consider the cost of following Jesus and make intentional plans accordingly.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sunday September 14, 2025

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates the triumph of the cross as a symbol of Christ's victory over sin and death. The readings highlight the power of the cross in bringing redemption and eternal life, reminding us not to forget the works of the Lord.

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Resources for Year c
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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday September 21, 2025

The readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C challenge us to examine our priorities and energies, questioning whether we are as dedicated to our spiritual lives as we are to acquiring wealth and gaining respect. The themes include using our influence for good, wholeheartedly pursuing the spiritual life, the warning against cheating others and disregarding their rights, and recognizing the importance of upholding the rights and dignity of the poor.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Resources for Year c
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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday September 28, 2025

The readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C emphasize the importance of caring for others and not being complacent in the face of suffering. The themes include leaving our comfort zones, actively assisting those in need, practicing the Corporal Works of Mercy, and reevaluating our priorities to align them with God's justice and compassion.

September 2025

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

Monday September 1, 2025

Monday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 4:16-30, Jesus reads from the scroll of Isaiah in a synagogue in Nazareth and declares that the scripture is fulfilled in him. Initially, the crowd is impressed, but they quickly turn against him when he suggests that God's mercy is not exclusive to Israel. Angered, they even try to throw him off a cliff, but he escapes.

Tuesday September 2, 2025

Tuesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Luke 4:31-37, Jesus drives out a demon in a synagogue. People are struck not only by the act itself but also by how confidently Jesus speaks and acts. Even the demon acknowledges him as "the Holy One of God."

Wednesday September 3, 2025

St. Gregory the Great

St. Gregory the Great called himself a servant of God. His writings are extensive and some of his influences are still seen today. He donated generously to the poor and called deacons to service of those in need. When famine struck Rome he ordered that the assets of the Church be used to give relief to the people in the area. And he is famously known for establishing the form of music now known as Gregorian chant.

Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

The gospel for Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time shows us a busy day in the life of Jesus. He preaches and teaches and heals. And he is busy. But how does he get ready for the next day? He prays and listens to the Father. And then he moves on to what is next.

Thursday September 4, 2025

Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, we hear how Peter, James, and John walk away from their fishing trade to follow Jesus. Jesus told them to leave it all behind and they did it.

Friday September 5, 2025

Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary time, Jesus responds to the questioning of the Pharisees and scribes regarding fasting by using the analogy of new and old wineskins. He emphasizes the need for newness and flexibility in embracing the newness of His teaching and the kingdom of God, cautioning against rigid attachment to old traditions that may hinder spiritual growth. This passage invites us to examine our openness to change and to be willing to let go of old mindsets or practices that no longer serve our spiritual journey, so that we may embrace the transformative power of Christ and experience the fullness of His kingdom in our lives.

Saturday September 6, 2025

Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 6:1-5, we find Jesus and his disciples walking through a grain field on the Sabbath. The disciples pluck some grain to eat, which prompts the Pharisees to accuse them of breaking the Sabbath law. Jesus counters by citing the example of David eating the consecrated bread, and declares, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

Sunday September 7, 2025

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The readings for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C help us think about what we truly desire. Do I desire the things of this world or am I willing to sacrifice now to follow Jesus Christ?

Monday September 8, 2025

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Feast of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the birth of Our Blessed Mother. Her immaculate conception and birth prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. This feast day is celebrated annually on September 8.

Tuesday September 9, 2025

St. Peter Claver

St. Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest who ministered to slaves arriving in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena. He fed them and treated their diseases and wounds. His feast day is September 9.

Tuesday of the 23rd Week In Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, we hear another story of Jesus spending time alone with God. And then, having spent the night with the Father, he makes a decision. The twelve apostles are called by Jesus for a special mission.

Wednesday September 10, 2025

Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, we hear the Beatitudes. Jesus reverses the wisdom of the world, telling us that we are blessed when we are poor and weeping. Too much attachment to the things of this world is a danger. "Woe" can also be thought of as "be careful!"

Saturday September 13, 2025

Saturday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Saturday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus speaks of the wisdom of being built on rock. When God is the foundation of all we do, then we will not be swept away by the storms of life.

Sunday September 14, 2025

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

This feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14 celebrates the cross as a sign of Christ's victory over sin for us. It is also called the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The cross is not a sign of defeat, but a sign of redemption.

Monday September 15, 2025

Our Lady of Sorrows

The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the extreme sorrow that the Blessed Virgin Mary experienced during the life, passion, and death of Jesus Christ. The Seven Sorrows Devotion is a traditional Catholic devotion related to the seven sorrows of Mary.

Monday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 7:1-10, we find the story of the centurion whose servant is ill. Despite his authority, the centurion humbly requests Jesus to heal the servant, stating that he is "not worthy" for Jesus to enter his home. His faith is so strong that he believes Jesus can heal the servant with just a word. Jesus marvels at his faith and grants his request.

Tuesday September 16, 2025

Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian

Saints Cornelius and Cyprian were 3rd century Christians. St. Cornelius was a pope. At the time, many Christians were being martyred. Some renounced their faith and then later repented. A priest named Novatian said that these Christians should not be allowed back in the Church. Pope St. Cornelius successfully opposed Novatian's position. St. Cyprian was a bishop who also opposed Novatian's views. He offered support and encouragement to Cornelius. He also encouraged him to grow in holiness.

Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 7:11-17, Jesus encounters a funeral procession for the only son of a widow and raises the young man from the dead. He is moved by the widow's grief and tells her not to weep before performing the miracle. This event has several layers of meaning that can speak to contemporary Catholics.

Wednesday September 17, 2025

Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 7:31-35, Jesus compares his generation to children who are never satisfied, no matter what is played for them. He contrasts the austere John the Baptist with himself, who is criticized for eating and drinking. The point here is that people will find reasons to complain or reject the message, regardless of the messengers style.

Friday September 19, 2025

Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:1-3, we hear how Jesus traveled through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the "good news of the Kingdom of God." Alongside him were the Twelve Apostles and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments. These women also supported the group financially.

Saturday September 20, 2025

Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:4-15, the Parable of the Sower is told, where a farmer sows seeds that fall on various types of ground. The focus is on how different conditions affect the growth of the seed, symbolizing how the message of the Kingdom of God is received differently by people based on their readiness and openness.

Sunday September 21, 2025

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C ask if we are as energetic in our spiritual lives as we are in acquiring wealth and the respect of others. How do I use my influence - to benefit myself or to build the Kingdom of God?

Monday September 22, 2025

Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:16-18, the message revolves around the idea that nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed. It starts with the metaphor of a lamp, stating it's not hidden or put under a bed, but rather placed on a stand to illuminate. The passage underscores the idea that the truth will ultimately be revealed, and what we do in private has public consequences.

Tuesday September 23, 2025

St. Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, was a 20th century Capuchin friar and priest. He is known for his piety and charity. He had the stigmata, the wounds of Christ in his hands and feet. He also had many mystical experiences, including frequently seeing guardian angels and predicting that Karol Wojtya, a priest, would ascend to "the highest post in the church" Karol Wojtya later became Pope John Paul II.

Tuesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:19-21, Jesus' family come to see him, but the crowd prevents them from reaching him. When informed, Jesus says that his true family are those who hear God's word and put it into practice. This statement provides several insights relevant for modern Catholics.

Wednesday September 24, 2025

Wednesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time Luke 9:1-6, Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He instructs them to take nothing for the journey, relying solely on the hospitality of those they encounter. Several elements in this passage offer insights for contemporary Catholics.

Thursday September 25, 2025

Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:7-9, Herod hears about the works of Jesus and his disciples and becomes curious, even perplexed, about Jesus' identity. He wonders if John the Baptist, whom he beheaded, has come back to life. The passage is brief but contains some key points relevant for contemporary Catholics.

Saturday September 27, 2025

Saturday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:43b-45, after performing a miracle, Jesus tells his disciples that he will be betrayed. The disciples don't understand what he's saying, and they're afraid to ask him about it. This short passage provides several points of reflection for contemporary Catholics.

Sunday September 28, 2025

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C call us to care about others. Am I willing to get outside of my comfort zone and care for my brothers and sisters in need?

Monday September 29, 2025

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

The archangels are leaders of angels in the army of God. These three archangels are mentioned in scripture. Their feast day is on September 29.

Tuesday September 30, 2025

St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor

St. Jerome was born in 347 A.D. He became a Christian in his late teens.He is best known for translating the Bible into Latin. His translation is called the Vulgate. He is considered a Doctor of the Church for his efforts in spreading the Word of God.

Tuesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus shows us a different way. Instead of wanting revenge when we are rejected, we must hold fast to the path of discipleship. In fact, at this point Jesus is headed toward Jerusalem and the cross, the ultimate rejection of his message.

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