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April 2030: Mass Readings and Resources

April 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 April 2030 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

April 2030

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

Monday April 1, 2030

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 April 2, 2030

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.

Wednesday April 3, 2030

Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

The readings for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent offer an invitation for us to reflect on our relationship with God and our response to His love and mercy.

Thursday April 4, 2030

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.

St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor

April 4 is the feast day of St. Isidore of Seville: a bishop and a scholar who wrote a huge encyclopedia. He is the patron saint ofthe internet, computer users,programmers, and students.

Friday April 5, 2030

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 April 6, 2030

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.

Sunday April 7, 2030

5th Sunday of Lent Year B

The Mass readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent Year B focus on God's new covenant, highlighting themes of transformation, obedience in times of suffering, and the promise of eternal life through Jesus' death and resurrection. It encourages self-denial and service, emphasizing Jesus' universal mission of salvation. The readings call for a personal and communal change, reflecting on the Lenten journey towards understanding God's love and the fulfillment of His salvation plan.

Monday April 8, 2030

Monday of the 5th Week of Lent

On Monday of the 5th week of Lent, the readings provide us with two powerful stories that offer us valuable lessons for our daily lives. The first story is about Susanna, who was falsely accused by two elders of adultery. The gospel tells of a woman who was caught in adultery and brought to Jesus by the scribes and Pharisees.

Tuesday April 9, 2030

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 April 10, 2030

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 April 11, 2030

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 April 12, 2030

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 April 13, 2030

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 April 14, 2030

Palm Sunday Year B - Passion Sunday

The readings for Palm Sunday Year B (Passion Sunday) focus the sacrifice which Jesus Christ made for me and you. So these readings would definitely lead into a discussion of the Pascal Mystery. Here are some ideas.

Monday April 15, 2030

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 April 16, 2030

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 April 17, 2030

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 April 18, 2030

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 April 19, 2030

Good Friday

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

Saturday April 20, 2030

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.

Sunday April 21, 2030

Easter Sunday

Easter is the most significant celebration in the church year. Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter is actually an octave, lasting eight days.

Monday April 22, 2030

Monday in the Octave of Easter

The Gospel passage for Monday in the Octave of Easter tells of Mary Magdalene and the other Mary's encounter with the risen Jesus. Joy and hope that comes with the Resurrection. The women's fear and confusion are replaced by a profound sense of awe and worship when they see Jesus alive again. Jesus' words of comfort and reassurance, "Do not be afraid," remind us that He is with us always, even in our most difficult and frightening moments.

Tuesday April 23, 2030

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

The gospel for Tuesday in the Octave of Easter recounts the story of Mary Magdalene visiting the tomb of Jesus on the morning of the third day after his crucifixion, only to find it empty. She is overcome with grief and confusion until Jesus appears to her, revealing himself as the risen Lord.

Wednesday April 24, 2030

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

The readings for Wednesday in the Octave of Easter invite us to reflect on our faith, doubt, evangelization, Eucharist, and hospitality.

Thursday April 25, 2030

Thursday in the Octave of Easter

The readings for Thursday in the Octave of Easter invite us to reflect on the centrality of the resurrection of Jesus in our faith. Through his resurrection, Jesus conquered death and sin, and opened the way to eternal life for all who believe in him.

St. Mark the Evangelist

St. Mark the Evangelist, the author of the Gospel of Mark, is revered in the Catholic Church for his commitment to spreading the Gospel message and founding the church in Alexandria, Egypt. His legacy serves as an inspiration for Christians to follow in his footsteps by sharing the message of Jesus Christ and living a life of service to God and others.

Friday April 26, 2030

Friday in the Octave of Easter

The readings for Friday in the Octave of Easter invite us to reflect on the power of faith in Jesus Christ and the transformative impact of encountering his presence in our lives.

Saturday April 27, 2030

Saturday in the Octave of Easter

The gospel for Saturday in the Octave of Easter tells the story of Jesus' appearance to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection and his commissioning of the apostles to preach the gospel to all nations.

Sunday April 28, 2030

Divine Mercy Sunday Year B

The readings for Divine Mercy Sunday Year B (2nd Sunday of Easter) show us that the mercy of God is given to all of us, even though we turn away again and again. Some topics for this weekend include the Sacrament of Reconciliation, forgiveness, and God's love for us.

Monday April 29, 2030

Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter

In the gospel for Monday of the 2nd Week of Easter, Jesus emphasizes the need for spiritual rebirth in order to enter the Kingdom of God. This rebirth comes through faith in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. As Catholics, we understand this to mean that our salvation is not something we can achieve through our own efforts, but is a gift from God that we receive through faith.

Tuesday April 30, 2030

Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Easter

The readings for Tuesday of the 2nd week of Easter provide us with insights into the nature of Christian discipleship, the importance of faith, and the virtues of charity and generosity.

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