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February 2026: Mass Readings and Resources

February 2026 is Year A in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 2 in the weekday cycle.. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in for February 2026 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

February 2026

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

Sunday February 1, 2026

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A tell us we must seek the Lord. Consider if you are actively seeking God or if you are just waiting for something to happen.

Monday February 2, 2026

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

The readings for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord speak of purification and offering. What am I willing to present to God as an offering? What parts of my life do I need to purify? Where am I in need of more holiness? Can I offer some aspect of my own life as the gifts are brought up during the offertory?

Tuesday February 3, 2026

Tuesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 4th week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we hear of two miracles which restore people. The little girl is restored to life. And the hemorrhaging woman is restored to full participation in the community.

St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr

St. Blaise was a fourth century bishop. He is known for his miraculous works. It is said that sick and wounded animals would find their way to him and he would heal them. But he is perhaps best known for healing a child who had a fishbone caught in his throat. For this reason, it is common to bless throats on his feast day.

Wednesday February 4, 2026

Thursday February 5, 2026

Thursday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Thursday of the 4th week in Ordinary Time, we see Jesus empowering his disciples and sending them out to spread his message of repentance and healing. He instructs them to travel light, relying on the hospitality of those they encounter, and to not waste time with those who do not welcome them.

St. Agatha

St. Agatha lived in 3rd century Italy. She desired to be consecrated to the Lord and remain unmarried and able to be dedicated to a life of prayer. However she had many men who desired her.

Friday February 6, 2026

St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

The memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions remembers twenty-six martyrs were crucified on a hillside overlooking Nagasaki, Japan in the year 1597.

Saturday February 7, 2026

Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the Gospel for Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we encounter Jesus and His apostles seeking a moment of rest, a brief respite from their ministry. Yet, this desired solitude is interrupted as crowds gather, drawn to Jesus. Here, Mark presents a beautiful tapestry of Jesus compassionate heart. Despite His own need for rest, Jesus is moved with compassion towards the crowd, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.

Sunday February 8, 2026

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A focus on evangelization, works of mercy, and justice. Here are some specific helps.

Monday February 9, 2026

Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the Gospel reading for Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we encounter a powerful scene in Gennesaret where the mere presence of Jesus ignites a fervent hope and belief in the hearts of the people. They rush to bring their sick to Him, convinced that even touching the fringe of His cloak would bring healing. This passage from Mark 6:53-56 vividly illustrates the profound impact of faith and the transformative power of Christs presence.

Tuesday February 10, 2026

Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

As we delve into the readings for Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we find ourselves confronted with profound questions about the nature of our relationship with God and the authenticity of our religious practices. The Gospel, from Mark 7:1-13, particularly challenges us to examine the depth of our faith beyond mere external observance.

St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict. They lived during the sixth century. St. Scholastica founded a monastery of nuns. Each year she would meet St. Benedict near his monastery and they would spend the day talking and praying.

Wednesday February 11, 2026

Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2 , Jesus challenges traditional Jewish ideas about purity and cleanliness. He the importance of internal, moral purity over external appearances or actions. True righteousness and holiness comes from a transformed heart.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in honor of her apparitions to St. Bernadette in Lourdes France. Our Lady of Lourdes is the patron saint of bodily ills, sick people, and protection from diseases. Her feast day is February 11.

Thursday February 12, 2026

Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we encounter a story of a woman who came to Jesus seeking healing for her daughter. This woman, a Gentile, came from the region of Tyre, and she approached Jesus with great humility, falling at his feet and begging him to drive the demon out of her daughter. Jesus was moved by her faith and persistence, and he granted her request, healing her daughter.

Friday February 13, 2026

Friday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Friday of the 5th week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus heals a man who was deaf and had difficulty speaking. The man in the story was not just physically deaf and unable to speak, but he was also spiritually isolated and disconnected from the community around him.

Saturday February 14, 2026

Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the Gospel for Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we encounter a display of Jesus' compassion and divine providence as He miraculously feeds four thousand people with just seven loaves of bread and a few small fish. This passage from Mark 8:1-10 not only showcases Jesus' miraculous ability to provide but also illuminates His deep concern for the well-being of His followers. The crowd, having been with Jesus for three days, is hungry, not just for physical sustenance but for the spiritual nourishment that His teachings offer. Jesus, aware of their needs, ensures that they are fed, both in body and spirit.

Sunday February 15, 2026

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A focus on the law and commandments. Some possible themes for this weekend are the Ten Commandments, magisterium, and obedience. Here are some ideas.

Monday February 16, 2026

Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Monday of the 6th week in ordinary time Cycle 2, the Pharisees ask Jesus to show them a sign from heaven to prove His authority. Jesus, knowing that the Pharisees were seeking to test Him, refused to give them a sign. He recognized that they were not seeking the truth but were only looking to trap Him.

Tuesday February 17, 2026

Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 6th week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus uses the metaphor of yeast to warn his disciples about the teachings of the Pharisees and Herod. In the context of this passage, the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod represents their false teachings and corrupting influence, which can lead people astray from the truth of God's message.

Wednesday February 18, 2026

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Catholics attending mass on this day have their foreheads marked with ashes as a sign of repentance.

Thursday February 19, 2026

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

In the gospel for Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Jesus speaks to his disciples about the cost of discipleship. He tells them that he must suffer, be rejected, and be killed, and that they too must take up their cross and follow him. Jesus reminds them that whoever wishes to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for his sake will save it.

Friday February 20, 2026

Friday after Ash Wednesday

In the gospel for Friday after Ash Wednesday, the disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus why his disciples do not fast as they and the Pharisees do. Jesus responds by telling them that there is no need to fast while the bridegroom is with them, but that they will fast when he is taken away.

Saturday February 21, 2026

Saturday after Ash Wednesday

In the gospel for Saturday after Ash Wednesday, we hear Jesus calling Levi, a tax collector, to be his disciple. Despite the disdain and mistrust of the religious leaders, Jesus sees something in Levi that others do not, and he chooses him to follow him. Levi, overjoyed at this opportunity, holds a banquet for Jesus and invites all of his tax collector friends. This angers the Pharisees, who cannot understand why Jesus would associate with such "sinners." Jesus responds with a powerful message, telling them that he has come to call sinners to repentance, not the righteous.

Sunday February 22, 2026

1st Sunday of Lent Year A

The readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent Year A get us thinking about sin and temptation. This is a good time to think about how we plan to spend our 40 days in the desert and make a Lenten promise if we have not done this yet. There are many ideas for this on the Catholic Ideas for Lent page. It is also a good time to remember that we have some superheroes called saints on our side.

Monday February 23, 2026

Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

The gospel for Monday of the 1st week of Lent is a powerful passage in which Jesus teaches us about the final judgment. This reading invites us to reflect on how we live our lives and how we treat others, particularly those who are marginalized and in need.

Tuesday February 24, 2026

Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent, Jesus instructs His disciples on the proper way to pray. He tells them not to babble repetitively like the pagans, thinking that their prayers will be heard because of their many words. Instead, Jesus teaches them the Lord's Prayer, which is a perfect example of how to approach God in prayer.

Wednesday February 25, 2026

Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 1st week of Lent Jesus, in response to a crowd seeking a sign from him, says that no sign will be given to it except for the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, Jesus tells the crowd, so too will he be a sign to them. The people of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah, and yet here was Jesus, someone even greater than Jonah, standing before the crowd, and yet they still demanded a sign.

Friday February 27, 2026

Friday of the 1st Week of Lent

In the gospel for Friday of the 1st week of Lent, Jesus exhorts us to surpass the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, who were known for their strict adherence to the law. Jesus reminds us that true righteousness is not about keeping the law as a mere obligation, but rather as a matter of the heart.

Saturday February 28, 2026

Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

In the gospel for Saturday of the 1st week of Lent, Jesus instructs his followers to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them. This message challenges us to move beyond our comfort zones and extend love and compassion to those who have hurt us.

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