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July 2030: Mass Readings and Resources

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

July 2030 Liturgical Calendar

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

Tuesday July 2, 2030

Tuesday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 13th week in Ordinary Time, we witness a powerful demonstration of Jesus's authority over nature. While Jesus and His disciples were in a boat, a fierce storm arose on the lake, causing great fear and danger. Despite the intensity of the storm, Jesus remained asleep. The terrified disciples woke Him, pleading for salvation from the impending disaster.

Wednesday July 3, 2030

St. Thomas, Apostle

St. Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. He is perhaps best known as "Doubting Thomas". When the resurrected Jesus appeared in the upper room, Thomas was not there. The apostles told him about it, but he said "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe." When Jesus appeared again, he invited Thomas to touch the marks. St. Thomas replied with a profession of faith: "My Lord and my God!".

Thursday July 4, 2030

Independence Day

On Independence Day, we celebrate the many freedoms we enjoy living in the United States and remember the sacrifices made so that we can live in our democracy. We recount our many blessings and consider how we can share them so that all can live free with the opportunities we have.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati loved to climb mountains. He served the poor with the same enthusiasm which he participated in this athletic activity. The phrase "verso l'alto" is often associated with Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati. It means "to the heights". It refers to the desire to reach the summit of eternal life. He is called "Man of the Eight Beatitudes" because of his holiness.

Thursday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 13th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus encounters a paralyzed man brought to him by some caring individuals. Jesus sees their faith and responds by addressing the paralyzed man, saying, "Take heart, son\; your sins are forgiven."

Friday July 5, 2030

Friday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time, we witness Jesus's encounter with Matthew, a tax collector. Tax collectors were often seen as collaborators with the Roman oppressors and were considered social outcasts. Yet Jesus extends an invitation to Matthew, saying, "Follow me." Matthew responds by leaving his tax collector's booth and becoming a disciple of Jesus.

Saturday July 6, 2030

St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti is an Italian martyr. One day, a young man made sexual advances to her. When she resisted him, he stabbed her fourteen times. At the hospital, before she died, she forgave him. Her feast day is July 6. She is the patron saint of victims of rape and crime, teenage girls, and modern youth.

Saturday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time, John's disciples question Jesus about fasting. They observe that both they and the Pharisees fast regularly, while Jesus's disciples do not. Jesus responds with two parables to explain the difference in their practices.

Sunday July 7, 2030

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B are a call to listen to God and follow Him even when those around us do not. These readings make us think of how we can persist as disciples in times of adversity and how to handle rejection. Here are some ideas.

Monday July 8, 2030

Monday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time, we witness two powerful healing encounters that demonstrate Jesus's authority and compassion. A synagogue leader approaches Jesus, humbly seeking his help as his daughter has just died. He believes that if Jesus lays his hand on her, she will come back to life. Jesus responds to the man's faith and accompanies him to his home.

Tuesday July 9, 2030

Tuesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 14th week in Ordinary Time, we witness Jesus's continuous ministry of healing and teaching. A man who was demon-possessed and unable to speak is brought to Jesus, and with the driving out of the demon, the man is able to speak again. The crowd marvels at this miraculous healing, recognizing it as something unprecedented.

Chinese Martyrs

This feast day honors 120 Chinese martyrs who were canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000. They died between 1648 and 1930. Many were killed during the Boxer Rebellion from 1899 to 1901. This uprising resulted in much violence against foreign and Christian influences in China.

Wednesday July 10, 2030

Wednesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 14th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus selects and commissions his twelve disciples, empowering them with authority to drive out demons and heal diseases. The twelve apostles are named, representing a diverse group of individuals who would play significant roles in spreading the message of Jesus.

Thursday July 11, 2030

St. Benedict

St. Benedict was a monk who founded a dozen monasteries in the 5th century. He was also the twin brother of St. Scholastica. Benedict is primarily known for writing a set of rules which monks follow.

Thursday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus continues instructing his disciples on their mission as he sends them out. He charges them to proclaim the message that the kingdom of heaven has come near. Furthermore, he commissions them with the authority to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, and drive out demons, empowering them to bring tangible manifestations of God's kingdom.

Friday July 12, 2030

Friday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 14th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus prepares his disciples for the challenges they will face as they proclaim the message of the kingdom. He describes the difficult and hostile environment they will encounter, using the metaphor of sheep among wolves. Jesus urges them to be both shrewd and innocent in their dealings with others.

Saturday July 13, 2030

Saturday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time

In the Gospel for Saturday of the 14th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus encourages his disciples by reminding them of the relationship between a teacher and his students, and a master and his servants. He tells them that if he, the master, has been accused and slandered, they can expect similar treatment as his followers.

Sunday July 14, 2030

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B are a call to spread the gospel in our communities. This selection from scripture could lead to a discussion of evangelization and the importance of not walking alone.

Monday July 15, 2030

St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure was a 13 century Franciscan. He was a man of prayer known for his embrace of simplicity and poverty. When he was made a cardinal in 1273 he refused to wear the traditional red hat of a cardinal. Instead he left it hanging on a bush!

Monday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus shares a challenging message with his disciples. He speaks about the divisive nature of his mission, explaining that his coming will not always bring peace but may cause conflicts even within families. Jesus's teachings and presence may lead to tensions and disagreements, as some will choose to follow him wholeheartedly, while others may reject him.

Tuesday July 16, 2030

Tuesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus denounces the towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum for their lack of repentance, despite witnessing many of his miracles. He expresses deep disappointment and warns of the severe consequences they will face on the day of judgment.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to Our Blessed Mother as the patroness of the Carmelite order. Mount Carmel is located in the Holy Land. The early Carmelites lived as hermits there. They are a contemplative order

Wednesday July 17, 2030

Wednesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus offers a prayer of praise and gratitude to the Father. He acknowledges that the Father has chosen to reveal the mysteries of the kingdom not to the wise and learned, but to those who are humble and childlike in their approach.

Thursday July 18, 2030

Thursday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time

In the comforting Gospel passage for Thursday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus extends a compassionate invitation to all who are weary and burdened. He offers rest to those who feel weighed down by the struggles and challenges of life. Jesus acknowledges our human limitations and graciously invites us to come to him for solace and refreshment.

Friday July 19, 2030

Friday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus encounters opposition from the Pharisees regarding the actions of his disciples on the Sabbath. The disciples, feeling hungry, pluck heads of grain and eat them as they pass through the grain fields. The Pharisees, strictly observing Sabbath regulations, accuse Jesus's disciples of breaking the law.

Sunday July 21, 2030

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B are focused on Jesus Christ as the one who loves and cares for us as a shepherd and also the need to care for ourselves. Discussion for these readings might focus on the need for rest, especially Sabbath rest, the emotions of Jesus, or how God always cares for us.

Monday July 22, 2030

St. Mary Magdalene: The Apostle to the Apostles

St. Mary Magdalene was one of the disciples of Jesus. She was probably wealthy and provided financial support for his ministry. She was present at Jesus crucifixion and burial and was one of the first witnesses to his resurrection.

Tuesday July 23, 2030

Tuesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time

In the readings for Tuesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time Year 2, Jesus asks "Who are my mother and brothers?"

Wednesday July 24, 2030

Wednesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time

In the readings for Wednesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time Year 2, Jesus tells the parable of the sower. "Some seed fell on good ground." We must prepare ourselves so that the Lord's message can take root in us.

Thursday July 25, 2030

St. James the Greater, Apostle

St. James is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and the brother of St. John the Evangelist. They were nicknamed "The Sons of Thunder". They were fishing with their father Zebedee when Jesus called them to follow him. St. James was one of the three apostles to witness the transfiguration of Jesus.

Friday July 26, 2030

Saturday July 27, 2030

Saturday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells the parable of the wheat and weeds. Sometimes I can't see the evil in my life right away. What seems good at first can grow into something sinful.

Sunday July 28, 2030

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B tell of how God provides for all of our needs and feeds us spiritually. These readings would lead to a discussion of Eucharist and recognizing the abundance in our lives.

Monday July 29, 2030

Sts. Martha, Mary and Lazarus

St. Martha is the sister of St. Lazarus and St. Mary. This family lived in Bethany and were close friends of Jesus.

Monday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time

In the parables for Monday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus uses vivid and relatable images to describe the nature of the kingdom of heaven. In the first parable of the mustard seed, Jesus compares the kingdom to a tiny seed that grows into a large tree, providing shelter and sustenance for birds. Despite its humble beginnings, the kingdom of heaven has the potential for expansive and impactful growth, welcoming all who seek refuge and life in its branches. (Matthew 13:31-35)

Tuesday July 30, 2030

Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time

In the parable of the wheat and weeds, explained by Jesus in the gospel for Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time (Matthew 13:36-43), we encounter a powerful reminder of the reality of the end times. Jesus emphasizes the urgency to grow like wheat, drawing closer to the Lord and living according to His will.

Wednesday July 31, 2030

St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Ignatius of Loyola is the founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. He was pursuing a career in the military when a cannonball shattered his leg. While recovering, he discovered that reflecting on the things of this world, such as fame and romance, only brought him temporary pleasure. Reading about the lives of the saints and thinking about serving Jesus Christ brought him lasting happiness.

Wednesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time

In the parables of the buried treasure and the pearl of great price from the gospel for for Wednesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time (Matthew 13:44-46), Jesus presents two different scenarios of encountering the Kingdom of God. In the first parable, a man stumbles upon a hidden treasure while working in a field, and in the second, a wealthy merchant actively searches for a valuable pearl.

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