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February 2029: Mass Readings and Resources

February 2029 is Year A 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 2029 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

February 2029

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

Thursday February 1, 2029

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 2, 2029

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?

Saturday February 3, 2029

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. 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.

Sunday February 4, 2029

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 5, 2029

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.

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.

Tuesday February 6, 2029

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.

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.

Wednesday February 7, 2029

Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

The readings for Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 offer a juxtaposition of themes related to human nature, freedom, responsibility, and the internal versus external sources of purity and defilement. This pairing of Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17 and Mark 7:14-23 provides a rich tapestry for reflection, especially in the context of daily life and spiritual growth.

Thursday February 8, 2029

Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel reading for Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 we encounter a narrative that transcends cultural boundaries and speaks directly to the heart of faith. Jesus, in the region of Tyre, is approached by a Syrophoenician woman, a Gentile, who pleads for the healing of her demon-possessed daughter. This encounter is a testament to the universal call of the Gospel, inviting us to reflect on the nature of true faith and the boundless mercy of Christ.

Friday February 9, 2029

Friday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel for Friday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we witness a moment of healing and restoration in the life of a deaf man with a speech impediment. Jesus, in a tender act of compassion, takes the man aside, touches his ears and tongue, and utters "Ephphatha," which means "Be opened." This simple command reverberates with divine authority, unlocking the man's ability to hear and speak. It's a moment that transcends mere physical healing, pointing us towards the deeper spiritual openings that Christ seeks to enact within each of us.

Saturday February 10, 2029

Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel for Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 we encounter a demonstration of Jesus' compassion and providence through the miraculous feeding of four thousand people with just seven loaves and a few small fish. This event, recorded in Mark 8:1-10, is not just a testament to Christ's miraculous power, but also a rich source of spiritual reflection on the nature of divine compassion, provision, and the Eucharist.

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.

Sunday February 11, 2029

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 12, 2029

Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

On Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, the Gospel presents us with a poignant scene: the Pharisees demanding a sign from Jesus, and Jesus, in turn, deeply sighing and declaring that no sign would be given to this generation. This passage is a powerful reflection on the nature of faith, the human inclination toward skepticism, and the divine response to our demands for proof.

Tuesday February 13, 2029

Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 presents us with a Gospel passage from Mark 8:14-21 that invites us into a reflection on the nature of faith, understanding, and the dangers of spiritual complacency. As we delve into this passage, we find the disciples concerned with their lack of bread, a concern that Jesus swiftly redirects towards a caution against the "leaven" of the Pharisees and Herod. This moment is not merely about physical sustenance but points us towards a deeper, more pressing hungera hunger for spiritual insight and truth.

Wednesday February 14, 2029

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 15, 2029

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 16, 2029

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 17, 2029

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 18, 2029

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 19, 2029

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 20, 2029

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 21, 2029

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.

Thursday February 22, 2029

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.

Friday February 23, 2029

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 24, 2029

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 25, 2029

2nd Sunday of Lent Year A

The readings for the 2nd Sunday of Lent Year A focus on our personal encounter with God. Some possible themes for this weekend are prayer, the person of Christ, and the call to holiness.

Monday February 26, 2029

Monday of the 2nd Week of Lent

The gospel for Monday of the 2nd week of Lent, reminds us of the importance of showing mercy to others, just as our Father in heaven shows mercy to us. Jesus tells us to stop judging and condemning others and instead to offer forgiveness, for it is by these actions that we will be forgiven ourselves.

Tuesday February 27, 2029

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 28, 2029

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.

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