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October 2029: Mass Readings and Resources

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

October 2029

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

Monday October 1, 2029

Monday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:46-50, the disciples argue about who is the greatest among them, and Jesus uses a child to teach a lesson about humility and inclusivity. He also addresses the notion of who is 'for' or 'against' him. Several key points emerge for contemporary Catholics.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux lived in late 19th century France. She is also called "The Little Flower of Jesus". For her, the path to holiness was "doing of the least actions for love".

Tuesday October 2, 2029

Guardian Angels

Each of us has a guardian angel who watches over us.  October 2 is the Memorial of the Guardian Angels.

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.

Wednesday October 3, 2029

Wednesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:57-62, several individuals express their desire to follow Jesus, but they present conditions or voice concerns. Jesus offers pointed responses to each. This exchange provides insights on the demands and challenges of discipleship relevant for contemporary Catholics.

Thursday October 4, 2029

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi was a 13th century Italian. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he gave away his possessions and started a religious order. October 4 is his feast day.

Thursday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells the disciples to go out and preach the Good News. He knows he must send out laborers to spread his message. He cannot do it alone. And he does not tell them to go alone, but he sends them in pairs.

Friday October 5, 2029

St. Faustina Kowalska

St. Faustina is known for her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Her family had ten children and was very poor. She joined the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and experienced several visions of Jesus. She is known for her diary and for promoting devotion to Jesus as the King of Mercy which is particularly done by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Friday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus has stern words for those who reject his message. We all have the choice to accept or reject the Good News.

Saturday October 6, 2029

Saturday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 10:17-24, narrates the return of the seventy-two disciples from their mission, rejoicing in their successful ministry. This passage provides insights into the nature of discipleship, authority, and the joy of divine revelation.

Sunday October 7, 2029

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A focus on discipleship and our choice to follow Jesus or not. So topics for this weekend might include faithfulness and also protection for those who speak the truth. Here are some ideas

Monday October 8, 2029

Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. He asks us to reflect on who we see as our neighbors.

Tuesday October 9, 2029

Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus visits Martha and Mary in Bethany. There is a great contrast between the way these two sisters respond to his presence. We can reflect if we are more like Martha or Mary.

Wednesday October 10, 2029

Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, the disciples say to Jesus, "Teach us to pray." The response is a different version of the Our Father than the more familiar version we hear in the gospel of Matthew, but it still includes the familiar elements.

Thursday October 11, 2029

Thursday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus speaks of persistence. Keep asking. Keep seeking. Don't give up.

Friday October 12, 2029

Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus talks about being with or against him. He warns that nothing which is internally divided can stand. Jesus always seeks to bring us closer to him and each other.

Saturday October 13, 2029

Saturday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus declares that those who hear the word of God and observe it are blessed. This is what it means to be a member of his family.

Sunday October 14, 2029

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A tell of the abundance of the Kingdom of God. So topics for this weekend might gratitude for the abundance in our lives and for the care of our loving Father.

Monday October 15, 2029

Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus admonishes the people for asking for signs. They are seeking miracles, not a closer relationship with God.

St. Teresa of Avila

October 15 is the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, a Carmelite mystic, and doctor of the Church. Along with St. John of the Cross she worked to reform the Carmelite order which she felt was too lax.

Tuesday October 16, 2029

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque was a 17th century mystic. She was a Visitation nun. When she started having visions of Jesus, members of her order and theologians did not believe her. Eventually her visions were accepted.

Tuesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus criticizes Pharisees for failing to see what is important. They were concerned with appearing completely observant, but they missed the heart of the law. Their devotion lacked authenticity.

Wednesday October 17, 2029

Wednesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 28th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus admonishes the Pharisees and scholars for laying heavy burdens on others. They used the law to make themselves feel superior and to make it difficult for others to encounter the love of God.

Thursday October 18, 2029

St. Luke, Evangelist

St. Luke is the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He is thought to be the Luke identified by St. Paul in the epistles. He is thought to have been a physician.

Friday October 19, 2029

North American Martyrs

The North American Martyrs were a group of eight Jesuits who served as missionaries to the Hurons in Canada. Their feast day is October 19.

Friday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

The gospel for Friday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that God cares about us. He knows us intimately, he values us, and we can trust in him.

Saturday October 20, 2029

Saturday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that we will experience opposition and persecution as his followers. And he tells us not to worry!

Sunday October 21, 2029

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A speak of allegiance and responsibility. Topics for this weekend might include our willingness to give our time and gifts back to God. We could also talk about the need to work to change unjust laws and systems.

Monday October 22, 2029

Monday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that what matters to God is not the amount of our material wealth but our willingness to use what we have for the good of all God's children.

Tuesday October 23, 2029

Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that we must be ready, like a servant waiting for the master's return.

Wednesday October 24, 2029

Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that much will be required of us. When the end comes, we should be ready.

Thursday October 25, 2029

Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus talks about setting the earth on fire and divisions in families. Where is the peaceful Jesus we love so much?

Friday October 26, 2029

Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us to read the signs of the times. God speaks to us through the events of our lives today.

Sunday October 28, 2029

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A are a call to love. So possible themes for this Sunday are social justice topics, a discussion of different types of love, or discipleship.

Monday October 29, 2029

Monday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Monday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus heals a crippled woman on the Sabbath. The church elders are not impressed. They don't think the Sabbath is a time for healing.

Tuesday October 30, 2029

Tuesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tries to describe how the Kingdom of God grows. It starts small, but then like a force of nature it becomes larger and larger.

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