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May 2030: Mass Readings and Resources

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

May 2030

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

Wednesday May 1, 2030

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter

In the readings for Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter, we see contrasting situations of persecution and redemption, highlighting the power of faith and the love of God. In Acts 5:17-26, the apostles are arrested for proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, and their lives are threatened. Despite the opposition they face, they remain steadfast in their faith and trust in God. In John 3:16-21, we hear of God's ultimate act of love, as He sent His only Son to die for our sins, so that we may have eternal life through Him.

Thursday May 2, 2030

Thursday of the 2nd Week of Easter

The readings for Thursday of the 2nd week of Easter highlight the significance of following God's commands and acknowledging the authority and divinity of Jesus. They also illustrate the negative outcomes of disobeying or rejecting the truth and emphasize the importance of believing in Jesus as the means to attain eternal life. Overall, these readings emphasize the importance of being faithful to God and having trust in Jesus Christ as the way to salvation.

Friday May 3, 2030

Saints Philip and James, Apostles

Sts. Philip and James, also known as St. Philip the Apostle and St. James the Less, are two of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Although they are often overshadowed by some of the more well-known apostles such as Peter, Paul, and John, Philip and James played important roles in the early Christian church.

Friday of the 2nd Week of Easter

The readings for Friday of the 2nd Week of Easter remind us of God's ability to use even the smallest of offerings for His great works. In the Gospel, we see Jesus take five barley loaves and two fish, a meager amount of food, and use them to feed thousands of people. Similarly, in the first reading, we see the early Christian community giving what they could to spread the good news, and God using their offerings to bring about great growth.

Saturday May 4, 2030

Saturday of the 2nd Week of Easter

The readings for Saturday of the 2nd Week of Easter highlight the importance of trust in God's power and provision, recognizing and utilizing the gifts of others, empowering others to serve the community, delegation of tasks to better serve the community, and prioritizing the primary mission.

Sunday May 5, 2030

3rd Sunday of Easter Year B

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter Year B encourage us to truly believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to accept his love. So faith, hope, and trust in the love of God are themes for this weekend.

Monday May 6, 2030

Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter

In the readings for Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter, we are reminded of the importance of bearing witness to Christ through our words and actions.

Tuesday May 7, 2030

Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

The readings for Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Easter help us to reflect on the themes of faith, rejection, and perseverance in the face of persecution.

Wednesday May 8, 2030

Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

The readings for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter offer important insights and teachings for Catholics to reflect upon, including the early Church's perseverance despite persecution and Jesus' proclamation as the bread of life.

Thursday May 9, 2030

Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter

In the readings for Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter, we see how the Holy Spirit leads and guides believers to encounter others and to come to faith in Jesus Christ. We also see the importance of scripture in understanding and proclaiming the gospel, and the centrality of Jesus Christ as the source of salvation and eternal life.

Friday May 10, 2030

St. Damien of Molokai

St. Damien of Molokai volunteered to be a missionary to Molokai in Hawaii. There was a colony of people afflicted with leprosy (Hansen's disease) there. Because of fear of the disease, these people were isolated from other communities.

Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

The readings for Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter emphasize the themes of conversion, transformation, and the power of Jesus' message.

Saturday May 11, 2030

Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

The Mass readings for Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the power of faith, the transformative nature of God's grace, and the gift of the Eucharist

Sunday May 12, 2030

4th Sunday of Easter Year B - Good Shepherd Sunday

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter Year B (Good Shepherd Sunday) demonstrate that Jesus Christ cares for us as a shepherd cares for his flock. Our relationship with Jesus is a good topic for this weekend. Here are some ideas.

Monday May 13, 2030

Monday of the 4th Week of Easter

The readings for Monday of the 4th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the themes of inclusion and unity in the context of our faith.

Our Lady of Fatima

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima commemorates the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta were shepherds, and while watching their sheep Our Lady appeared to them on six separate occasions. She instructed them to be devoted to God and to pray the rosary.

Tuesday May 14, 2030

St. Matthias, Apostle

St. Matthias was chosen by the apostles to replace Judas, who betrayed Jesus. Unlike the other apostles, he was not called directly by Jesus, but was chosen by casting lots.

Wednesday May 15, 2030

Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter

On the Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter, the readings highlight the mission of spreading the Gospel and the very basic belief in Jesus as the Son of God.

Thursday May 16, 2030

Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

The readings for Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter call us to continue the missionary work of Jesus and his disciples, spreading the good news of the gospel to all corners of the world.

Friday May 17, 2030

Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

Reflecting on the readings for Friday of the 4th Week of Easter offers us an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the central role that Jesus Christ plays in our faith. These passages emphasize that faith in Jesus is the means of salvation and eternal life, and that there is no other way to access these gifts.

Saturday May 18, 2030

Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

The readings for Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter offer a wealth of insights for reflection. One of the most prominent themes that emerges from these readings is the idea of perseverance.

Sunday May 19, 2030

5th Sunday of Easter Year B

The readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter Year B remind us of our dependence on God and each other. In the gospel Jesus explains that he is the vine and we must depend on him. Topics for this weekend could include community and humility.

Monday May 20, 2030

Monday of the 5th Week of Easter

As we reflect on the readings for Monday of the 5th week of Easter, we are called to consider our role in spreading the Gospel message.

Tuesday May 21, 2030

Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter offer guidance on how to deal with struggles in our lives by reminding us of the importance of evangelizing and building up communities of faith, finding peace and comfort through faith, and resisting the temptations and attacks of the evil one through obedience to God's will.

Wednesday May 22, 2030

Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter remind us of the importance of abiding in Christ and living out our faith in the world.

Thursday May 23, 2030

Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the profound connection between love and obedience, reminding us of the transforming power of Christ's love in our lives. Let us open our hearts to the Holy Spirit and allow the Word of God to guide our reflections.

Friday May 24, 2030

Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Friday of the 5th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the themes of unity, love, and the mission of the Church. They remind us of the foundational values that should guide our lives as followers of Christ.

Saturday May 25, 2030

Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the important aspects of discernment, evangelization, and following Jesus. These themes remind us of our call as disciples and challenge us to deepen our commitment to Christ.

St. Bede the Venerable

Even during his own lifetime people respected St. Bede for his faith and wisdom. He was called "venerable" by those around him.

Sunday May 26, 2030

6th Sunday of Easter Year B

Discover the key themes of the 6th Sunday of Easter Year B. Explore how the readings emphasize God's universal love, the importance of inclusion, and our call to live out love in our actions. Dive deeper into understanding how these scriptures guide us in embodying Christ's commandment to love one another.

Monday May 27, 2030

Monday of the 6th Week of Easter

In the readings for Monday of the 6th Week of Easter, we are reminded of the transformative power that comes from listening to the Word of God, opening our hearts, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. These themes invite us to reflect on our own spiritual journey and consider how we can grow in our relationship with God.

Tuesday May 28, 2030

Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter

In the readings for Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter, we encounter profound themes of conviction that resonate in both the First Reading from Acts 16:22-34 and the Gospel of John 16:5-11. To fully appreciate these themes, let us reflect on the two definitions of "convict" and their connections to the readings.

Wednesday May 29, 2030

Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter

The readings for Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter invite us to deepen our faith and embrace the mysteries of God's revelation and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday May 30, 2030

Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter

The readings for the Thursday of the 6th week of Easter invite us to consider persistence, divine providence, transformative joy, and the mystery of God's plan.

Friday May 31, 2030

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. John was aware of the presence of the Lord and leapt in Elizabeth's womb.

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