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January 2032: Mass Readings and Resources

January 2032 is Year A in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 2 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in January 2032 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

January 2032 Liturgical Calendar

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

Thursday January 1, 2032

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. This feast day celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as the mother of our Lord Jesus.

Friday January 2, 2032

St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen

St. Basil the Great was a fourth century Greek bishop. His feast day is January 2. He was a skilled orator who was known for supporting the Nicene creed over Arianism.

Christmas Weekday on January 2

The Gospel reading for a Christmas weekday on January 2 from John 1:19-28 presents a poignant portrayal of John the Baptist, a figure emblematic of humility and purpose. As he interacts with the Jewish leaders, John's responses illustrate a profound understanding of his identity and mission.

Saturday January 3, 2032

Christmas Weekday on January 3

In the gospel for a Christmas weekday on January 3, John the Baptist points out Jesus and says, "Behold, the Lamb of God".

Sunday January 4, 2032

The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord

The readings for the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord tell of the revelation of Jesus Christ to all people. discussion of what gifts we could bring to the service of the Lord is appropriate. Also, the international aspect of the three Kings speaks to our common humanity and issues such as racism and immigration. Here are some ideas for youth ministry, classroom use, or in the home.

Monday January 5, 2032

Christmas Weekday on January 5

As we celebrate a Christmas weekday on January 5, our hearts are still warmed by the light of Christ's birth. The Gospel reading from John 1:43-51 offers a profound reflection on discovery and recognition, themes that are deeply relevant in the ongoing Christmas season.

St. John Neumann

St. John Neumann was born in Eastern Europe in 1811. He traveled to the United Stated in his mid-20s in order to do missionary work. At age 29 he joined the Redemptorist order. He continued to serve those in his community, especially the immigrants. Eventually he became the bishop of Philadelphia. There he organized the first diocesan school system in the United States. In addition to his contributions to establishing Catholic education, he was also known for his holiness and his spiritual writings.

Sunday January 11, 2032

Baptism of the Lord Year A

The readings for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Year A give us reason to think about our own baptisms. Do we take our own baptisms for granted? Have we really thought about what this sacrament means in our lives?

Tuesday January 13, 2032

Tuesday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 1st week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus drives an unclean spirit from a man. The people are amazed by his authority. Jesus performed miracles which were seen as signs of his divine power.

Wednesday January 14, 2032

Wednesday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 1st week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we see a day in the life of Jesus. He heals Simon's mother-in-law, cures the sick, and drives out evil spirits. But after all of this, he takes the time go get up early and pray.

Thursday January 15, 2032

Thursday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Thursday of the 1st week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus heals a leper. The leper approaches Jesus as a supplicant, saying, "If you wish, you can heal me." He does not make demands on Jesus.

Friday January 16, 2032

Friday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Friday of the 1st week in Ordinary Time, Jesus heals a paralytic man. His friends struggle to bring him in through the door because of the crowds. So they lower him through the roof instead.

Saturday January 17, 2032

Saturday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Saturday of the 1st week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus calls Matthew, also known as Levi, to follow him. Matthew was a tax collector, hated by his fellow Jews for collaborating with the Romans. But where others see a hated outsider, Jesus sees a potential disciple.

Sunday January 18, 2032

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A inspire us to think about the call to holiness and the need to declare that Jesus has died for our redemption.

Monday January 19, 2032

Monday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Monday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, people are asking Jesus why his disciples don't fast like the disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees. Jesus is not like the teachers they are accustomed to.

Tuesday January 20, 2032

Tuesday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, the disciples of Jesus pick and eat grain as they are walking through a field. It is the sabbath, and the Pharisees point out that this is a violation of the law. Jesus wants them to see that the law is made to meet the needs of the people.

Wednesday January 21, 2032

Wednesday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 2nd week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the sabbath. Jesus challenges the idea of putting the law before people.

St. Agnes of Rome

St. Agnes of Rome was born in the year 291. Many eligible young men sought to marry her. But she saw herself as the spouse of Jesus. When she continued to resist, she was condemned to death and was martyred at the age of 13.

Thursday January 22, 2032

Thursday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Thursday of the 2nd week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2 a crowd presses in around Jesus as he preaches and heals. Even the demons he drives out recognize him as the Son of God.

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

January 22 is is designated as the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children". It is a day of prayer and penance. When January 22 falls on a Sunday, this observance is moved to Monday.

Friday January 23, 2032

Friday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Friday of the 2nd week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus goes up a mountain an summons his apostles. He grants them authority to teach and drive out demons.

Saturday January 24, 2032

Saturday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Saturday of the 2nd week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus and his disciples don't even have the opportunity to eat because of the demands of the mission. His relatives call him crazy because of this and try to stop him.

Sunday January 25, 2032

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A inspire us to understand that Jesus has saved us and we are called to spread that good news to others.

Monday January 26, 2032

Monday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

On Monday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, we delve into the Gospel of Mark 3:22-30, where Jesus confronts accusations from the scribes, a moment that is both profound and challenging. This passage, when contemplated alongside the day's other readings, offers a rich tapestry for reflection on the nature of Christs mission, the unity of Gods Kingdom, and the discernment of good and evil.

Saints Timothy and Titus

January 26 is the feast day of Sts. Timothy and Titus.  St. Timothy is the patron saint of stomach ailments.St. Titus is the patron saint of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.

Tuesday January 27, 2032

Tuesday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 3rd week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus tells us that when we do God's will, we are members of his family.

St. Angela Merici

St. Angela Merici is the founder of the Ursuline order of religious sisters. She is the patron saint ofthe sick, the disabled, and all those grieving the loss of parents. Her feast day is January 27.

Wednesday January 28, 2032

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas is a 13th century saint and a Doctor of the Church. St. Thomas was influenced by the philosopher Aristotle and was known to for his logical and reasoned approach to theology.

Wednesday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 3rd week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, Jesus tells the parable of the sower and the seed. We must be good soil, ready to accept the Word of God.

Friday January 30, 2032

Friday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

On this Friday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, the Church invites us to a profound contemplation on human frailty, divine mercy, and the mysterious unfolding of God's Kingdom. The readings from 2 Samuel, Psalm 51, and the Gospel of Mark weave together a narrative that speaks to our hearts about sin, redemption, and the transformative power of God.

Saturday January 31, 2032

Saturday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

On this Saturday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2, the readings present a compelling combination of faith, divine power, sin, repentance, and the pursuit of righteousness. The Gospel of Mark, in particular, offers a profound narrative that speaks directly to the heart of our faith.

St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco was a priest, educator, and founder of the Salesians, an order inspired by the example of St. Francis de Sales. His feast day is January 31. He devoted his life to educating disadvantaged youth and juvenile delinquents. He felt that love was more important in teaching than punishment. This method became known as the Salesian Preventative System. One of his students was St. Dominic Savio.

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