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February 2031: Mass Readings and Resources

February 2031 is Year C in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in February 2031 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

February 2031 Liturgical Calendar

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

Saturday February 1, 2031

Saturday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Reflecting on the readings for Saturday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we find a cohesive theme of faith and trust in God, even in the face of the unknown or seemingly impossible.

Sunday February 2, 2031

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

The readings for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord speak of purification and offering. What am I willing to present to God as an offering? What parts of my life do I need to purify? Where am I in need of more holiness? Can I offer some aspect of my own life as the gifts are brought up during the offertory?

Monday February 3, 2031

Monday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In reflecting upon the Gospel reading for Monday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, from Mark 5:1-20, we find a powerful narrative of transformation and liberation. This story of Jesus healing the Gerasene demoniac resonates deeply with the themes of faith, deliverance, and the impact of witnessing God's work, themes that are echoed in the day's other readings from Hebrews 11:32-40 and Psalm 31.

St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr

St. Blaise was a fourth century bishop. He is known for his miraculous works. It is said that sick and wounded animals would find their way to him and he would heal them. But he is perhaps best known for healing a child who had a fishbone caught in his throat. For this reason, it is common to bless throats on his feast day.

Tuesday February 4, 2031

Tuesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel reading for Tuesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we encounter two miraculous healings performed by Jesus, offering a profound insight into the nature of faith and Gods compassionate response to it. This narrative, set alongside the days other readings from Hebrews and Psalms, provides a multi-faceted reflection on faith's journey, its challenges, and its ultimate fulfillment in Christ.

Wednesday February 5, 2031

Wednesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

On Wednesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, our focus is drawn to the Gospel of Mark 6:1-6, where we encounter Jesus in His native place, facing skepticism and disbelief. This passage, intertwined with the day's other readings, offers us profound insights into faith, recognition of divine action, and the transformative power of hardships.

St. Agatha

St. Agatha lived in 3rd century Italy. She desired to be consecrated to the Lord and remain unmarried and able to be dedicated to a life of prayer. However she had many men who desired her.

Thursday February 6, 2031

St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

The memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions remembers twenty-six martyrs were crucified on a hillside overlooking Nagasaki, Japan in the year 1597.

Thursday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel reading for Thursday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we find a lesson in the simplicity and trust that should mark Christian discipleship. Jesus sends out the Twelve Apostles with specific instructions that are as challenging as they are enlightening. They are to carry minimal belongings, rely on the hospitality of strangers, and preach repentance.

Saturday February 8, 2031

Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 presents us with a Gospel passage (Mark 6:30-34) that is rich in pastoral imagery and deep compassion, while the first reading (Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21) complements this with themes of praise, obedience, and divine empowerment. In their union, these readings offer a profound reflection on the nature of Christian discipleship and leadership.

Sunday February 9, 2031

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The readings for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C speak about being called by God and sent to do His work. Discipleship is a clear theme here, as is the first reaction of unworthiness.

Monday February 10, 2031

Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Reflecting on the readings for Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we find a message of hope and restoration in the Gospel of Mark, beautifully complemented by the Genesis narrative of creation.

St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict. They lived during the sixth century. St. Scholastica founded a monastery of nuns. Each year she would meet St. Benedict near his monastery and they would spend the day talking and praying.

Tuesday February 11, 2031

Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel for Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we encounter a profound challenge presented by Jesus to the Pharisees and scribes, and by extension, to all of us. This passage from Mark 7:1-13 strikes at the heart of our spiritual journey, calling us to examine the authenticity of our faith and our adherence to God's commandments.

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in honor of her apparitions to St. Bernadette in Lourdes France. Our Lady of Lourdes is the patron saint of bodily ills, sick people, and protection from diseases. Her feast day is February 11.

Wednesday February 12, 2031

Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

The readings for Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 offer a juxtaposition of themes related to human nature, freedom, responsibility, and the internal versus external sources of purity and defilement. This pairing of Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17 and Mark 7:14-23 provides a rich tapestry for reflection, especially in the context of daily life and spiritual growth.

Thursday February 13, 2031

Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel reading for Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 we encounter a narrative that transcends cultural boundaries and speaks directly to the heart of faith. Jesus, in the region of Tyre, is approached by a Syrophoenician woman, a Gentile, who pleads for the healing of her demon-possessed daughter. This encounter is a testament to the universal call of the Gospel, inviting us to reflect on the nature of true faith and the boundless mercy of Christ.

Friday February 14, 2031

Friday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel for Friday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, we witness a moment of healing and restoration in the life of a deaf man with a speech impediment. Jesus, in a tender act of compassion, takes the man aside, touches his ears and tongue, and utters "Ephphatha," which means "Be opened." This simple command reverberates with divine authority, unlocking the man's ability to hear and speak. It's a moment that transcends mere physical healing, pointing us towards the deeper spiritual openings that Christ seeks to enact within each of us.

Saturday February 15, 2031

Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

In the Gospel for Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 we encounter a demonstration of Jesus' compassion and providence through the miraculous feeding of four thousand people with just seven loaves and a few small fish. This event, recorded in Mark 8:1-10, is not just a testament to Christ's miraculous power, but also a rich source of spiritual reflection on the nature of divine compassion, provision, and the Eucharist.

Sunday February 16, 2031

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The readings for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C are all about being blessed, which might also be translated happy or lucky. o the focus this weekend is on the Beatitudes and the many blessings in our lives.

Monday February 17, 2031

Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

On Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1, the Gospel presents us with a poignant scene: the Pharisees demanding a sign from Jesus, and Jesus, in turn, deeply sighing and declaring that no sign would be given to this generation. This passage is a powerful reflection on the nature of faith, the human inclination toward skepticism, and the divine response to our demands for proof.

Tuesday February 18, 2031

Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1 presents us with a Gospel passage from Mark 8:14-21 that invites us into a reflection on the nature of faith, understanding, and the dangers of spiritual complacency. As we delve into this passage, we find the disciples concerned with their lack of bread, a concern that Jesus swiftly redirects towards a caution against the "leaven" of the Pharisees and Herod. This moment is not merely about physical sustenance but points us towards a deeper, more pressing hungera hunger for spiritual insight and truth.

Saturday February 22, 2031

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter is not really just to celebrate a piece of furniture. Instead, it commemorates the importance of the role of St. Peter and all of his successors throughout history. So this feast recognizes the importance of the papal authority and reminds us of the role of the Pope as the shepherd of the Church.

Sunday February 23, 2031

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The readings for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C lead us to think about mercy and justice. This is a good time to think about the way we think and act toward each other. Are we merciful as God is merciful to us?

Wednesday February 26, 2031

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Catholics attending mass on this day have their foreheads marked with ashes as a sign of repentance.

Thursday February 27, 2031

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

In the gospel for Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Jesus speaks to his disciples about the cost of discipleship. He tells them that he must suffer, be rejected, and be killed, and that they too must take up their cross and follow him. Jesus reminds them that whoever wishes to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for his sake will save it.

Friday February 28, 2031

Friday after Ash Wednesday

In the gospel for Friday after Ash Wednesday, the disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus why his disciples do not fast as they and the Pharisees do. Jesus responds by telling them that there is no need to fast while the bridegroom is with them, but that they will fast when he is taken away.

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