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March 2029: Mass Readings and Resources

March 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 March 2029 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in March 2029

3rd Sunday of Lent

March 4, 2029

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent Year A help us think about our true desires Some possible themes for this weekend are change of heart, baptism, and social justice, especially racism and immigration.

4th Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2029

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent Year A are about sight and blindness. Some possible themes for this weekend are light and darkness, or how we see ourselves, others, and God.

5th Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2029

The readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year A are about how God can take us from death to new life. So some possible themes for this Sunday are new life, resurrection, the Pascal Mystery, and reconciliation.

Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)

March 25, 2029

The readings for Palm Sunday Year A (Passion Sunday) focus on the stark contrast between the crowds love for Jesus and then their act of abandonment. So these readings would lead us to reflect on Jesus' act of sacrificial love, a revelation of the nature of God. Here are some ideas.

Good Friday

March 30, 2029

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

Holy Saturday

March 31, 2029

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.

March 2029

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

Thursday March 1, 2029

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 March 2, 2029

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 March 3, 2029

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.

St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel was from Philadelphia. She inherited over several million dollars. And she gave it all away! She was especially shocked by the treatment of Native Americans and was appalled by what she read in A Century of Dishonor, a book by Helen Hunt Jackson. She decided to use her money to finance missions for Native American communities.

Sunday March 4, 2029

3rd Sunday of Lent Year A

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent Year A help us think about our true desires Some possible themes for this weekend are change of heart, baptism, and social justice, especially racism and immigration.

Monday March 5, 2029

Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent

In the gospel for Monday of the 3rd week of Lent, Jesus speaks in the synagogue in Nazareth and proclaims that no prophet is accepted in his own hometown, a statement that was met with anger and hostility from the people who knew him. Jesus then gave examples from the time of Elijah and Elisha, where God had worked through people who were outsiders to Israel, rather than choosing those within the established religious community.

Tuesday March 6, 2029

Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent , Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive someone who sins against him, and Jesus responds that he should forgive not just seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Wednesday March 7, 2029

Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 3rd week of Lent, Jesus is speaking to his disciples and explaining to them that he has not come to abolish the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill them. This statement is significant because the Law and the Prophets were considered to be the foundation of Jewish faith and belief, and they were considered to be unchangeable and permanent.

Thursday March 8, 2029

Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent

The gospel for Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent recounts an encounter between Jesus and a man who was possessed by a demon. Jesus casts out the demon, and the people who witness the miracle are amazed. However, some of the onlookers accuse Jesus of using the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, to cast out the demon. Jesus responds by explaining that Satan cannot cast out Satan, and that his power comes from God.

Friday March 9, 2029

Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent

In the gospel for Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent, a scribe asks Jesus which commandment is the greatest. Jesus responds by quoting from the book of Deuteronomy, saying, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." He then adds that the second greatest commandment is to "love your neighbor as yourself." The scribe agrees with Jesus, and Jesus commends him for his understanding of the law.

Saturday March 10, 2029

Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent

In the gospel for Saturday of the 3rd week of Lent, we hear the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector. The Pharisee was proud of his achievements and considered himself righteous, while the tax collector recognized his sinfulness and begged for mercy. Jesus reminds us that it is the humble and repentant sinner who is justified before God.

Sunday March 11, 2029

4th Sunday of Lent Year A

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent Year A are about sight and blindness. Some possible themes for this weekend are light and darkness, or how we see ourselves, others, and God.

Monday March 12, 2029

Monday of the 4th Week of Lent

The gospel for Monday of the 4th Week of Lent invites us to consider the nature of faith and the ability of Jesus to perform miracles. As Catholics, we believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that through his divine power, he is able to heal the sick and change lives.

Tuesday March 13, 2029

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.

Thursday March 15, 2029

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 March 16, 2029

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.

Saturday March 17, 2029

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.

St. Patrick

St. Patrick is sometimes called the Apostle of Ireland. It is interesting to note that this beloved patron saint of Ireland was not actually born there. He was born in Britain and was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave when he was a teenager. While in captivity, he grew in faith.

Sunday March 18, 2029

5th Sunday of Lent Year A

The readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year A are about how God can take us from death to new life. So some possible themes for this Sunday are new life, resurrection, the Pascal Mystery, and reconciliation.

Monday March 19, 2029

St. Joseph Husband of Mary

March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph Husband of Mary. Joseph was a just and holy man, chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus. St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, carpenters, immigrants, happy death, the Catholic Church, and more.

Tuesday March 20, 2029

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 March 21, 2029

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 March 22, 2029

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 March 23, 2029

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 March 24, 2029

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 March 25, 2029

Palm Sunday Year A - Passion Sunday

The readings for Palm Sunday Year A (Passion Sunday) focus on the stark contrast between the crowds love for Jesus and then their act of abandonment. So these readings would lead us to reflect on Jesus' act of sacrificial love, a revelation of the nature of God. Here are some ideas.

Monday March 26, 2029

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 March 27, 2029

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 March 28, 2029

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 March 29, 2029

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 March 30, 2029

Good Friday

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

Saturday March 31, 2029

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.

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