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May 2032: Mass Readings and Resources

May 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 May 2032 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

May 2032 Liturgical Calendar

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

Saturday May 1, 2032

Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the important aspects of discernment, evangelization, and following Jesus. These themes remind us of our call as disciples and challenge us to deepen our commitment to Christ.

Sunday May 2, 2032

6th Sunday of Easter Year A

The readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year A remind us that God is always with us and always caring for us, no matter where we are or what the circumstance. So some possible themes for this Sunday are trust in God and a reverence for human dignity.

Monday May 3, 2032

Saints Philip and James, Apostles

Sts. Philip and James, also known as St. Philip the Apostle and St. James the Less, are two of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. Although they are often overshadowed by some of the more well-known apostles such as Peter, Paul, and John, Philip and James played important roles in the early Christian church.

Tuesday May 4, 2032

Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter

In the readings for Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter, we encounter profound themes of conviction that resonate in both the First Reading from Acts 16:22-34 and the Gospel of John 16:5-11. To fully appreciate these themes, let us reflect on the two definitions of "convict" and their connections to the readings.

Wednesday May 5, 2032

Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter

The readings for Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter invite us to deepen our faith and embrace the mysteries of God's revelation and the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday May 6, 2032

Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter

The readings for the Thursday of the 6th week of Easter invite us to consider persistence, divine providence, transformative joy, and the mystery of God's plan.

Friday May 7, 2032

Friday of the 6th Week of Easter

The readings for Friday of the 6th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on important aspects of our faith journey and our relationship with God. We reflect on trust in God, stewardship of time and ministry, transformation of sorrow into joy, and the power of prayer and access to the Father.

Saturday May 8, 2032

Saturday of the 6th Week of Easter

As we reflect on the Daily Mass Readings for Saturday of the 6th Week of Easter, we are invited to deepen our relationship with God and strengthen our faith. We see openness to learning, exemplified by Apollos in the first reading, and growth in faith, illustrated by his own journey of development as a disciple. In the gospel, we see the importance of unity in Christ.

Sunday May 9, 2032

7th Sunday of Easter Year A

The readings for the 7th Sunday of Easter Year A remind us that even though Jesus is not with us in his human body, we are still connected to him and to each other in prayer.

The Ascension of the Lord Year A

The feast of the Ascension of the Lord Year A commemorates the day that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. He also gave the Great Commission, that all of the world should be saved. So this is a day to focus on our service to the Kingdom of God and evangelization. Here are some ideas for youth ministry, your home, and your Sunday School.

Monday May 10, 2032

St. Damien of Molokai

St. Damien of Molokai volunteered to be a missionary to Molokai in Hawaii. There was a colony of people afflicted with leprosy (Hansen's disease) there. Because of fear of the disease, these people were isolated from other communities.

Monday of the 7th Week of Easter

In the readings for Monday of the 7th Week of Easter, we are reminded of the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the peace that can be found in Jesus.

Tuesday May 11, 2032

Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter

As we reflect on the readings for Tuesday of the 7th Week of Easter, we discover important messages that can transform our lives as young Catholics. These readings talk about being faithful to God, getting along with others, and the amazing gift of eternal life.

Wednesday May 12, 2032

Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter

In the readings for Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter, we are reminded of the responsibility of Church leaders. They have the important task of caring for and protecting the community of believers, much like a shepherd tending to a flock. This highlights the significance of their role in guiding and nourishing us spiritually.

Thursday May 13, 2032

Our Lady of Fatima

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima commemorates the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta were shepherds, and while watching their sheep Our Lady appeared to them on six separate occasions. She instructed them to be devoted to God and to pray the rosary.

Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter

In the readings for Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter, we encounter the themes of hope, unity, Jesus' prayer for us, and how He sees us as precious gifts.

Friday May 14, 2032

St. Matthias, Apostle

St. Matthias was chosen by the apostles to replace Judas, who betrayed Jesus. Unlike the other apostles, he was not called directly by Jesus, but was chosen by casting lots.

Saturday May 15, 2032

Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter

In the Gospel for Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter of John 21:20-25, we encounter a profound encounter between Jesus and the beloved disciple, John. We are invited to reflect on the enduring bond of love that existed between Jesus and John, and the lessons we can glean from their relationship.

Sunday May 16, 2032

Pentecost Year A

The Mass readings for Pentecost Year A clearly emphasize the role of the Holy Spirit. Through the Spirit's gifts, we are empowered to share the message of Jesus Christ with the world. This important day marks the birth of the Church and is celebrated 50 days after Easter, signifying the end of the Easter season.

Monday May 17, 2032

The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church

The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church recalls that Mary received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost with the Apostles. At this time, she understood what it meant to say "yes" to God and saw the grace bestowed on us all by her son, Jesus Christ. This feast also reminds us that at the cross, Jesus gave Mary to the Church to be a mother to us all.

Sunday May 23, 2032

Trinity Sunday Year A

Trinity Sunday is the Sunday after Pentecost. Catholics celebrate Trinity Sunday to honor one of the most basic of our beliefs, God is three persons in one - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. See resources for Trinity Sunday Year A here.

Tuesday May 25, 2032

St. Bede the Venerable

Even during his own lifetime people respected St. Bede for his faith and wisdom. He was called "venerable" by those around him.

Tuesday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time, we encounter a beautiful passage that invites us to reflect on our commitment to Christ and the rewards that come with it.

Wednesday May 26, 2032

St. Philip Neri, Priest

St. Philip Neri lived in Italy in the sixteenth century. He trained with his uncle to be a merchant, but felt himself called to serve the poor of Rome instead. There he ministered to the sick and to prostitutes. After 17 years of ministry, he decided to enter the priesthood. Eventually he founded an order of priests known as the Oratory. These priests visited various churches in Rome to preach and to hear confessions. Philip himself was known for his piety, humor, and joyful nature.

Thursday May 27, 2032

Thursday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time

The gospel for Thursday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time presents the story of Bartimaeus, a blind man who encounters Jesus and receives his sight. This passage offers profound insights into faith, compassion, and the significance of encountering Jesus in our lives.

Friday May 28, 2032

Friday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time, we encounter a passage that encompasses two distinct yet interconnected events: Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and His cleansing of the temple. As we reflect on Mark 11:11-26, we are invited to contemplate the themes of faith, prayer, and the transformation of hearts.

Saturday May 29, 2032

Saturday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time

Reflecting on the gospel for Saturday of the 8th week in Ordinary Time reminds us of the importance of humility and sincerity in our faith. In this passage, the religious leaders question Jesus' authority, more concerned about their own positions than seeking the truth. Jesus exposes their hypocrisy, highlighting the importance of genuine intentions.

Sunday May 30, 2032

Corpus Christi Year A

The readings for Corpus Christi Year A focus on the Eucharist. So the Blessed Sacrament is the focus for this feast day. We can focus on how it brings us together and gives us strength Here are some ideas for this weekend

Monday May 31, 2032

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. John was aware of the presence of the Lord and leapt in Elizabeth's womb.

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