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September 2030: Mass Readings and Resources

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

September 2030 Liturgical Calendar

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

Sunday September 1, 2030

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B tell us to be wary of those things which lead us to sin and remind us that we must really follow Jesus in our hearts. Are we truly following Jesus or just "going through the motions"?

Monday September 2, 2030

Monday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 4:16-30, Jesus reads from the scroll of Isaiah in a synagogue in Nazareth and declares that the scripture is fulfilled in him. Initially, the crowd is impressed, but they quickly turn against him when he suggests that God's mercy is not exclusive to Israel. Angered, they even try to throw him off a cliff, but he escapes.

Tuesday September 3, 2030

St. Gregory the Great

St. Gregory the Great called himself a servant of God. His writings are extensive and some of his influences are still seen today. He donated generously to the poor and called deacons to service of those in need. When famine struck Rome he ordered that the assets of the Church be used to give relief to the people in the area. And he is famously known for establishing the form of music now known as Gregorian chant.

Tuesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Luke 4:31-37, Jesus drives out a demon in a synagogue. People are struck not only by the act itself but also by how confidently Jesus speaks and acts. Even the demon acknowledges him as "the Holy One of God."

Wednesday September 4, 2030

Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

The gospel for Wednesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time shows us a busy day in the life of Jesus. He preaches and teaches and heals. And he is busy. But how does he get ready for the next day? He prays and listens to the Father. And then he moves on to what is next.

Thursday September 5, 2030

Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, we hear how Peter, James, and John walk away from their fishing trade to follow Jesus. Jesus told them to leave it all behind and they did it.

Friday September 6, 2030

Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary time, Jesus responds to the questioning of the Pharisees and scribes regarding fasting by using the analogy of new and old wineskins. He emphasizes the need for newness and flexibility in embracing the newness of His teaching and the kingdom of God, cautioning against rigid attachment to old traditions that may hinder spiritual growth. This passage invites us to examine our openness to change and to be willing to let go of old mindsets or practices that no longer serve our spiritual journey, so that we may embrace the transformative power of Christ and experience the fullness of His kingdom in our lives.

Saturday September 7, 2030

Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 6:1-5, we find Jesus and his disciples walking through a grain field on the Sabbath. The disciples pluck some grain to eat, which prompts the Pharisees to accuse them of breaking the Sabbath law. Jesus counters by citing the example of David eating the consecrated bread, and declares, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

Sunday September 8, 2030

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B help us understand that God is faithful and merciful. Do we truly believe that God loves each of us with impartiality? Do we try to love as God does?

Monday September 9, 2030

St. Peter Claver

St. Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest who ministered to slaves arriving in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena. He fed them and treated their diseases and wounds. His feast day is September 9.

Monday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 6:6-11, Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath, leading to further controversy with the Pharisees. He poses a rhetorical question: "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?" He then proceeds to heal the man, causing his critics to become enraged.

Tuesday September 10, 2030

Tuesday of the 23rd Week In Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, we hear another story of Jesus spending time alone with God. And then, having spent the night with the Father, he makes a decision. The twelve apostles are called by Jesus for a special mission.

Wednesday September 11, 2030

Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, we hear the Beatitudes. Jesus reverses the wisdom of the world, telling us that we are blessed when we are poor and weeping. Too much attachment to the things of this world is a danger. "Woe" can also be thought of as "be careful!"

Saturday September 14, 2030

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

This feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14 celebrates the cross as a sign of Christ's victory over sin for us. It is also called the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The cross is not a sign of defeat, but a sign of redemption.

Sunday September 15, 2030

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B challenge us to open our minds and truly see how Jesus is both human and divine and recognize him as the source of our salvation. Do I receive Jesus as my savior and allow him to change my heart?

Monday September 16, 2030

Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian

Saints Cornelius and Cyprian were 3rd century Christians. St. Cornelius was a pope. At the time, many Christians were being martyred. Some renounced their faith and then later repented. A priest named Novatian said that these Christians should not be allowed back in the Church. Pope St. Cornelius successfully opposed Novatian's position. St. Cyprian was a bishop who also opposed Novatian's views. He offered support and encouragement to Cornelius. He also encouraged him to grow in holiness.

Monday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 7:1-10, we find the story of the centurion whose servant is ill. Despite his authority, the centurion humbly requests Jesus to heal the servant, stating that he is "not worthy" for Jesus to enter his home. His faith is so strong that he believes Jesus can heal the servant with just a word. Jesus marvels at his faith and grants his request.

Tuesday September 17, 2030

Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 7:11-17, Jesus encounters a funeral procession for the only son of a widow and raises the young man from the dead. He is moved by the widow's grief and tells her not to weep before performing the miracle. This event has several layers of meaning that can speak to contemporary Catholics.

Wednesday September 18, 2030

Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 7:31-35, Jesus compares his generation to children who are never satisfied, no matter what is played for them. He contrasts the austere John the Baptist with himself, who is criticized for eating and drinking. The point here is that people will find reasons to complain or reject the message, regardless of the messengers style.

Friday September 20, 2030

Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:1-3, we hear how Jesus traveled through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the "good news of the Kingdom of God." Alongside him were the Twelve Apostles and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments. These women also supported the group financially.

Saturday September 21, 2030

St. Matthew - Apostle and Evangelist

St. Matthew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and a tax collector before his conversion. He was known for his Gospel, which emphasizes how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and teaches us about the Kingdom of God through parables. St. Matthew's life teaches us that no matter how far we may have strayed from God, it is never too late to turn back to Him and that we should be willing to leave everything behind to follow Christ.

Sunday September 22, 2030

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B are a call to humility and service. Am I ambitious for power, wealth, or recognition? Or am I willing to be a servant?

Monday September 23, 2030

St. Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, was a 20th century Capuchin friar and priest. He is known for his piety and charity. He had the stigmata, the wounds of Christ in his hands and feet. He also had many mystical experiences, including frequently seeing guardian angels and predicting that Karol Wojtya, a priest, would ascend to "the highest post in the church" Karol Wojtya later became Pope John Paul II.

Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:16-18, the message revolves around the idea that nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed. It starts with the metaphor of a lamp, stating it's not hidden or put under a bed, but rather placed on a stand to illuminate. The passage underscores the idea that the truth will ultimately be revealed, and what we do in private has public consequences.

Tuesday September 24, 2030

Tuesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:19-21, Jesus' family come to see him, but the crowd prevents them from reaching him. When informed, Jesus says that his true family are those who hear God's word and put it into practice. This statement provides several insights relevant for modern Catholics.

Wednesday September 25, 2030

Wednesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time Luke 9:1-6, Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He instructs them to take nothing for the journey, relying solely on the hospitality of those they encounter. Several elements in this passage offer insights for contemporary Catholics.

Thursday September 26, 2030

Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:7-9, Herod hears about the works of Jesus and his disciples and becomes curious, even perplexed, about Jesus' identity. He wonders if John the Baptist, whom he beheaded, has come back to life. The passage is brief but contains some key points relevant for contemporary Catholics.

Saturday September 28, 2030

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Our Lady Undoer of Knots is a devotion to our Blessed Mother. In this devotion, Catholics ask Mary to assist us in untying the knots in our lives through her intersession to our Lord Jesus.

Saturday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:43b-45, after performing a miracle, Jesus tells his disciples that he will be betrayed. The disciples don't understand what he's saying, and they're afraid to ask him about it. This short passage provides several points of reflection for contemporary Catholics.

Sunday September 29, 2030

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B remind us not to exclude or hinder others who are doing the work of God. These readings could lead to a discussion about pride and jealousy or to consider the relationship between the Catholics and other religions.

Monday September 30, 2030

St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor

St. Jerome was born in 347 A.D. He became a Christian in his late teens.He is best known for translating the Bible into Latin. His translation is called the Vulgate. He is considered a Doctor of the Church for his efforts in spreading the Word of God.

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.

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