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March 2030: Mass Readings and Resources

March 2030 is Year B in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 2 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in March 2030 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

March 2030

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

Sunday March 3, 2030

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B tell us the Church is the bride of Christ. This weekend we could focus on God's love and faithfulness, and our faithfulness to God.

Tuesday March 5, 2030

Tuesday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time, we encounter a beautiful passage that invites us to reflect on our commitment to Christ and the rewards that come with it.

Wednesday March 6, 2030

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 March 7, 2030

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 March 8, 2030

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 March 9, 2030

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 March 10, 2030

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 March 11, 2030

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 March 12, 2030

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 March 13, 2030

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 March 15, 2030

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 March 16, 2030

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 March 17, 2030

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 March 18, 2030

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.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, a distinguished bishop and theologian of the early Christian Church. He played a significant role in the Council of Constantinople in 381, where the Nicene Creed was formulated and affirmed the orthodox position. It was during the Council of Nicaea that the term "consubstantial" was first used in the Nicene Creed to describe the relationship between the Father and the Son. St. Cyril later employed the term in his own theological writings, and it became widely used in the Church as a way of expressing the understanding of the nature of Christ.

Tuesday March 19, 2030

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.

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.

Wednesday March 20, 2030

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 March 21, 2030

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 22, 2030

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 23, 2030

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 March 24, 2030

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.

Monday March 25, 2030

The Annunciation

The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated on March 25. This feast day commemorates the announcement of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.

Tuesday March 26, 2030

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 27, 2030

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 28, 2030

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 29, 2030

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 30, 2030

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 31, 2030

4th Sunday of Lent Year B

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent Year B focus on God's faithfulness in drawing us closer to him. Discussions for these readings could include topics such as God's love for us, light and darkness, and our longing for God. Here are some ideas.

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