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September 2032: Mass Readings and Resources

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

September 2032 Liturgical Calendar

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

Wednesday September 1, 2032

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 2, 2032

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 3, 2032

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.

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 4, 2032

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 5, 2032

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A focus on a conversion of heart. Possible themes for this weekend's readings are conversion of heart, the sacrament of Reconciliation (confession), or overcoming hatred.

Monday September 6, 2032

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 7, 2032

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 8, 2032

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Feast of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the birth of Our Blessed Mother. Her immaculate conception and birth prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. This feast day is celebrated annually on September 8.

Thursday September 9, 2032

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.

Saturday September 11, 2032

Saturday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Saturday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, Jesus speaks of the wisdom of being built on rock. When God is the foundation of all we do, then we will not be swept away by the storms of life.

Sunday September 12, 2032

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A focus on mercy and forgiveness. Possible themes for this weekend's readings are spiritual works of mercy and forgiving others.

Monday September 13, 2032

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 14, 2032

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.

Wednesday September 15, 2032

Our Lady of Sorrows

The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the extreme sorrow that the Blessed Virgin Mary experienced during the life, passion, and death of Jesus Christ. The Seven Sorrows Devotion is a traditional Catholic devotion related to the seven sorrows of Mary.

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.

Thursday September 16, 2032

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.

Friday September 17, 2032

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 18, 2032

Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 8:4-15, the Parable of the Sower is told, where a farmer sows seeds that fall on various types of ground. The focus is on how different conditions affect the growth of the seed, symbolizing how the message of the Kingdom of God is received differently by people based on their readiness and openness.

Sunday September 19, 2032

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A highlight God's generosity. So for this weekend we might discuss being generous with our own resources and helping others.

Monday September 20, 2032

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 21, 2032

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.

Wednesday September 22, 2032

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 23, 2032

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.

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 25, 2032

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 26, 2032

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A focus on staying on the path of discipleship. When we do sin, we need to turn back to God. He will show us the way. It requires a humble heart to admit we have sinned and seek to get back on the right path. Christ is our model of obedience and humility.

Monday September 27, 2032

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.

Tuesday September 28, 2032

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.

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.

Wednesday September 29, 2032

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

The archangels are leaders of angels in the army of God. These three archangels are mentioned in scripture. Their feast day is on September 29.

Thursday September 30, 2032

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.

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.

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