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February 2027: Mass Readings and Resources

February 2027 is Year B in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle.. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in for February 2027 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

February 2027

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

Monday February 1, 2027

Monday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In reflecting upon the Gospel reading for Monday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, from Mark 5:1-20, we find a powerful narrative of transformation and liberation. This story of Jesus healing the Gerasene demoniac resonates deeply with the themes of faith, deliverance, and the impact of witnessing God's work, themes that are echoed in the day's other readings from Hebrews 11:32-40 and Psalm 31.

Tuesday February 2, 2027

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?

Wednesday February 3, 2027

Wednesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

On Wednesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, our focus is drawn to the Gospel of Mark 6:1-6, where we encounter Jesus in His native place, facing skepticism and disbelief. This passage, intertwined with the day's other readings, offers us profound insights into faith, recognition of divine action, and the transformative power of hardships.

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.

Thursday February 4, 2027

Thursday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel reading for Thursday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we find a lesson in the simplicity and trust that should mark Christian discipleship. Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles with specific instructions that are as challenging as they are enlightening. They are to carry minimal belongings, rely on the hospitality of strangers, and preach repentance.

Friday February 5, 2027

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.

Saturday February 6, 2027

Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 presents us with a Gospel passage (Mark 6:30-34) that is rich in pastoral imagery and deep compassion, while the first reading (Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21) complements this with themes of praise, obedience, and divine empowerment. In their union, these readings offer a profound reflection on the nature of Christian discipleship and leadership.

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.

Sunday February 7, 2027

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B cause us to reflect on Jesus' power to heal us, both physically and spiritually. So we can focus this weekend on how Jesus has healed us and how we, in turn, can help heal the world. Here are some ideas.

Monday February 8, 2027

Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Reflecting on the readings for Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we find a message of hope and restoration in the Gospel of Mark, beautifully complemented by the Genesis narrative of creation.

Tuesday February 9, 2027

Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel for Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we encounter a profound challenge presented by Jesus to the Pharisees and scribes, and by extension, to all of us. This passage from Mark 7:1-13 strikes at the heart of our spiritual journey, calling us to examine the authenticity of our faith and our adherence to God's commandments.

Wednesday February 10, 2027

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 11, 2027

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.

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.

Friday February 12, 2027

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 13, 2027

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 14, 2027

1st Sunday of Lent Year B

The readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent Year B get us thinking how God is faithful even when we wander away from him. So these readings get us started on our Lenten journey. It is time to commit to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Monday February 15, 2027

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 16, 2027

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 17, 2027

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 19, 2027

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 20, 2027

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.

Sunday February 21, 2027

2nd Sunday of Lent Year B

The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent Year bmake us think of God's revelation of himself to us and how we recognize him. Some possible themes for this weekend are prayer, listening to Jesus, and taking time away to encounter Jesus

Monday February 22, 2027

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter is not really just to celebrate a piece of furniture. Instead, it commemorates the importance of the role of St. Peter and all of his successors throughout history. So this feast recognizes the importance of the papal authority and reminds us of the role of the Pope as the shepherd of the Church.

Tuesday February 23, 2027

Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

The gospel for Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent emphasizes the importance of living a humble and authentic Christian life. We are called to follow the teachings of Jesus and his example of servanthood. The scribes and Pharisees in this passage serve as a warning to us not to fall into the trap of hypocrisy and pride.

Wednesday February 24, 2027

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent, Jesus reminds us that He did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many. We are called to imitate Christ's example by serving others with humility and love, putting the needs of others before our own.

Thursday February 25, 2027

Thursday of the 2nd Week of Lent

The gospel for Thursday of the 2nd week of Lent emphasizes the importance of compassion and caring for the less fortunate. The parable highlights the stark contrast between the wealthy man, who lived in luxury and ignored the plight of the poor, and Lazarus, who suffered greatly but was ultimately rewarded with comfort in the bosom of Abraham.

Friday February 26, 2027

Friday of the 2nd Week of Lent

The gospel for Friday of the 2nd week of Lent warns against the dangers of greed and pride. The parable depicts the tenant farmers, who were entrusted to care for the vineyard, as refusing to honor their commitments and ultimately killing the son of the owner.

Saturday February 27, 2027

Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent

The gospel for Saturday of the 2nd week of Lent, the parable of the prodigal son, shows the mercy and forgiveness of God. It shows that no matter how far we may stray from the path of righteousness, God is always ready to welcome us back with open arms when we turn to Him in repentance.

Sunday February 28, 2027

3rd Sunday of Lent Year B

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent Year B help us understand that we must follow God's commandments and truly live them in our hearts to find life. Some possible themes for this weekend are the Ten Commandments, morality, and Church authority.

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