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October 2030: Mass Readings and Resources

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

October 2030 Liturgical Calendar

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

Tuesday October 1, 2030

Tuesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus shows us a different way. Instead of wanting revenge when we are rejected, we must hold fast to the path of discipleship. In fact, at this point Jesus is headed toward Jerusalem and the cross, the ultimate rejection of his message.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux lived in late 19th century France. She is also called "The Little Flower of Jesus". For her, the path to holiness was "doing of the least actions for love".

Wednesday October 2, 2030

Guardian Angels

Each of us has a guardian angel who watches over us.  October 2 is the Memorial of the Guardian Angels.

Wednesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:57-62, several individuals express their desire to follow Jesus, but they present conditions or voice concerns. Jesus offers pointed responses to each. This exchange provides insights on the demands and challenges of discipleship relevant for contemporary Catholics.

Thursday October 3, 2030

Thursday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells the disciples to go out and preach the Good News. He knows he must send out laborers to spread his message. He cannot do it alone. And he does not tell them to go alone, but he sends them in pairs.

Friday October 4, 2030

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi was a 13th century Italian. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he gave away his possessions and started a religious order. October 4 is his feast day.

Friday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus has stern words for those who reject his message. We all have the choice to accept or reject the Good News.

Saturday October 5, 2030

St. Faustina Kowalska

St. Faustina is known for her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Her family had ten children and was very poor. She joined the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and experienced several visions of Jesus. She is known for her diary and for promoting devotion to Jesus as the King of Mercy which is particularly done by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Saturday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 10:17-24, narrates the return of the seventy-two disciples from their mission, rejoicing in their successful ministry. This passage provides insights into the nature of discipleship, authority, and the joy of divine revelation.

Sunday October 6, 2030

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B focus on marriage and relationships. The sacrament of marriage and theology of the body are obvious choices for discussion this weekend. The need for friendship is also touched on in these readings. Here are some ideas.

Monday October 7, 2030

Our Lady of the Rosary

October 7 is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory. This feast day commemorates a victory at sea to fend off Turkish invaders in the 16th century. Europeans were encouraged to pray the rosary to avoid invasion. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary afterwards.

Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. He asks us to reflect on who we see as our neighbors.

Tuesday October 8, 2030

Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus visits Martha and Mary in Bethany. There is a great contrast between the way these two sisters respond to his presence. We can reflect if we are more like Martha or Mary.

Wednesday October 9, 2030

Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, the disciples say to Jesus, "Teach us to pray." The response is a different version of the Our Father than the more familiar version we hear in the gospel of Matthew, but it still includes the familiar elements.

Thursday October 10, 2030

Thursday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus speaks of persistence. Keep asking. Keep seeking. Don't give up.

Friday October 11, 2030

Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Friday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus talks about being with or against him. He warns that nothing which is internally divided can stand. Jesus always seeks to bring us closer to him and each other.

Saturday October 12, 2030

Saturday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus declares that those who hear the word of God and observe it are blessed. This is what it means to be a member of his family.

Sunday October 13, 2030

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B challenge us to focus on trusting in God instead of in our material goods. This weekend's discussion could focus on not being too attached to things and spending our energy on spiritual riches instead.

Monday October 14, 2030

Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus admonishes the people for asking for signs. They are seeking miracles, not a closer relationship with God.

Tuesday October 15, 2030

Tuesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus criticizes Pharisees for failing to see what is important. They were concerned with appearing completely observant, but they missed the heart of the law. Their devotion lacked authenticity.

St. Teresa of Avila

October 15 is the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, a Carmelite mystic, and doctor of the Church. Along with St. John of the Cross she worked to reform the Carmelite order which she felt was too lax.

Wednesday October 16, 2030

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque was a 17th century mystic. She was a Visitation nun. When she started having visions of Jesus, members of her order and theologians did not believe her. Eventually her visions were accepted.

Wednesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 28th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus admonishes the Pharisees and scholars for laying heavy burdens on others. They used the law to make themselves feel superior and to make it difficult for others to encounter the love of God.

Thursday October 17, 2030

Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus once again has harsh criticism of the scholars of the law. Instead of reaching out to the lost, they memorialize prophets whose words they ignore.

Friday October 18, 2030

St. Luke, Evangelist

St. Luke is the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He is thought to be the Luke identified by St. Paul in the epistles. He is thought to have been a physician.

Saturday October 19, 2030

North American Martyrs

The North American Martyrs were a group of eight Jesuits who served as missionaries to the Hurons in Canada. Their feast day is October 19.

Saturday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Saturday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that we will experience opposition and persecution as his followers. And he tells us not to worry!

Sunday October 20, 2030

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B speak of the cost of discipleship. Humility, sacrifice, and mercy are topics for these readings.

Monday October 21, 2030

Monday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that what matters to God is not the amount of our material wealth but our willingness to use what we have for the good of all God's children.

Tuesday October 22, 2030

Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that we must be ready, like a servant waiting for the master's return.

Wednesday October 23, 2030

Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us that much will be required of us. When the end comes, we should be ready.

Thursday October 24, 2030

Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus talks about setting the earth on fire and divisions in families. Where is the peaceful Jesus we love so much?

Friday October 25, 2030

Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us to read the signs of the times. God speaks to us through the events of our lives today.

Sunday October 27, 2030

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B make us think of how we are blind and how Jesus can give us new vision. Sight, healing, and answering the call of Jesus are themes for this weekend.

Monday October 28, 2030

St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles

St. Jude is called the saint of lost causes. St. Simon is the "other Simon", also known as Simon the Zealot or Simeon. It is thought that he and St. Jude traveled to Persia to preach the gospel there. Both were eventually martyred.

Tuesday October 29, 2030

Tuesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus tries to describe how the Kingdom of God grows. It starts small, but then like a force of nature it becomes larger and larger.

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