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June 2033: Mass Readings and Resources

June 2033 is Year B in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in June 2033 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

June 2033 Liturgical Calendar

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

Wednesday June 1, 2033

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.

St. Justin Martyr

St. Justin Martyr was a 2nd century apologist. He defended Christianity to the Roman emperor. His description of the Eucharistic celebration is cited in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Thursday June 2, 2033

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 June 3, 2033

Friday of the 7th Week of Easter

The Gospel for Friday of the 7th Week of Easter from John 21:15-19 reveals a profound encounter between Jesus and Peter after His resurrection. It presents a beautiful narrative that resonates with the core teachings of the Catholic faith. This passage invites us to reflect on the themes of love, restoration, and service, which are fundamental to our spiritual journey as followers of Christ.

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

St. Charles Lwanga was born in the Kingdom of Buganda (now part of Uganda) in 1860. He was a royal page. King Mwanga II, a pedophile, made advances on the young men at court. Charles protected the younger boys from the king's advances.

Saturday June 4, 2033

Saturday of the 9th Week in Ordinary Time

In Mark 12:38-44, the gospel for Saturday of the 9th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus imparts a lesson on true generosity. He warns his disciples about religious leaders who exhibit outward displays of piety for personal recognition. Instead, Jesus directs their attention to a humble widow who offers all she has to the temple treasury.

Sunday June 5, 2033

Pentecost Year B

The readings for the Pentecost Year B clearly tell us that we need to be willing to receive the Holy Spirit and then use the gifts we receive. Discussion topics for this week could include evangelization, the fruits of the Spirit, and reconciliation. Here are some ideas

Monday June 6, 2033

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.

Tuesday June 7, 2033

Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time

As Christians, we are called to be the salt and light of the world, as emphasized in Matthew 5:13-16, the gospel for Tuesday of the 10th week in Ordinary Time. These verses invite us to reflect upon our role and responsibilities as followers of Christ. At first glance, the metaphors of salt and light may seem simple, but they carry deep spiritual significance that we can apply to our daily lives.

Wednesday June 8, 2033

Wednesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time

In the Bible passage from Matthew 5:17-19, which we read on Wednesday of the 10th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus teaches us about the connection between the Old Testament Law and the complete fulfillment we find in Him, Jesus Christ. He wants us to understand that He didn't come to get rid of the Law, but to bring it to its highest purpose and make it perfect. Jesus fulfills the Law completely, showing us its true meaning, and gives us a new agreement based on love and mercy.

Thursday June 9, 2033

Thursday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 10th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus challenges his listeners to a higher standard of righteousness. He asserts that their righteousness must surpass that of the Pharisees and teachers of the law in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus goes beyond the literal understanding of the commandment against murder and reveals its deeper implications. He explains that being angry with a brother or sister is equally subject to judgment. Even calling someone derogatory names or expressing contempt puts one at risk of severe consequences.

Sunday June 12, 2033

Trinity Sunday Year B

The readings for the Trinity Sunday Year B affirm that we are members of God's family and that God desires the whole world to be united into his relationship of love. Discussion topics for this week could include the Trinity, baptism, or what it means to be a child of God. Find some ideas here.

Monday June 13, 2033

Monday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Monday of the 11th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus addresses the concept of retaliation and offers a radical perspective on responding to evil and mistreatment. He challenges the prevailing notion of "eye for eye, and tooth for tooth," emphasizing a different approach. Jesus urges his listeners not to resist an evil person, but rather to respond with an unexpected gesture of non-violence and love.

Tuesday June 14, 2033

Tuesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 11th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus challenges a prevailing mindset by contrasting the conventional teaching of "love your neighbor and hate your enemy" with his radical command to love even our enemies. He calls his followers to a higher standard of love, one that reflects the character of their Heavenly Father.

Wednesday June 15, 2033

Wednesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 11th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus provides guidance on practicing righteousness in a way that is pleasing to God. He warns against performing acts of righteousness to gain recognition from others, cautioning against the hypocrisy of seeking human applause rather than seeking God's approval.

Thursday June 16, 2033

Thursday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 11th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus teaches his disciples about the nature of prayer. He cautions against empty and repetitive words, urging them not to pray like the pagans who believe that many words guarantee divine attention. Instead, Jesus encourages them to approach prayer with sincerity and trust, knowing that their Heavenly Father is aware of their needs even before they ask.

Friday June 17, 2033

Friday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Friday of the 11th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus addresses the issue of material possessions and their significance in our lives. He advises against placing excessive value on earthly treasures that are susceptible to decay, theft, and loss. Instead, Jesus encourages his followers to prioritize treasures in heaven, which are imperishable and eternal. Our hearts and priorities should align with the pursuit of heavenly treasures, reflecting our true values.

Sunday June 19, 2033

Corpus Christi Year B

The readings for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ - Corpus Christi Year B give background for the notion of sacrifice and explain why we call Jesus the Lamb of God. So the Blessed Sacrament is the main theme for this feast day along with the notion of self-giving. Here are some suggested activities for this date.

Monday June 20, 2033

Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Monday of the 12th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus addresses the issue of judgment and the tendency to criticize or condemn others. He admonishes his followers not to be quick to judge, emphasizing the reciprocal nature of judgment. Jesus warns that the measure by which we judge others will be applied to us in return. He challenges his listeners to examine their own shortcomings before focusing on the faults of others.

Tuesday June 21, 2033

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

St. Aloysius Gonzaga was a young Jesuit. He had many health issues, including kidney and skin diseases. When a plague broke out in Rome in 1591, he volunteered to care for the sick, even though he found the work difficult. He eventually died from the plague.

Tuesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 12th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus provides a series of teachings that offer wisdom for righteous living and making wise choices. He cautions against sharing what is holy with those who are unappreciative or hostile, symbolized by the dogs and pigs. Jesus advises discernment in sharing valuable truths, urging his listeners to use discretion in the proclamation of sacred teachings.

Wednesday June 22, 2033

Wednesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Wednesday of the 12th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus warns his followers to be cautious of false prophets who disguise themselves as harmless sheep but inwardly harbor deceitful motives and intentions. He advises his listeners to discern the true nature of these individuals by examining the fruit they produce.

Thursday June 23, 2033

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist celebrates his birth. St. John the Baptist was the cousin of Jesus and came to prepare the world for the coming of the Messiah.

Friday June 24, 2033

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Year B

In the gospel for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Year B, we witness the events that unfolded after Jesus' crucifixion. It was the day of Preparation before the special Sabbath, and the Jewish leaders requested Pilate to have the crucified bodies removed before the Sabbath began. The soldiers proceeded to break the legs of the two criminals crucified alongside Jesus, but when they came to Jesus, they found that he was already dead and chose not to break his legs. Instead, a soldier pierced Jesus' side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

Saturday June 25, 2033

Saturday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for for Saturday of the 12th week in Ordinary Time, we witness several remarkable healings performed by Jesus. The first encounter involves a centurion, a Roman military officer, who approaches Jesus with deep concern for his paralyzed servant. The centurion's faith shines through as he acknowledges Jesus' authority and power, recognizing that Jesus can heal his servant without even being physically present. Jesus commends the centurion's faith, amazed by his understanding of authority and trust in Jesus' ability to heal.

Sunday June 26, 2033

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

The readings for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B show us that God wants nothing but life and goodness for us. Discussion topics for this week could what we need to be healed in our own lives and gratitude for all that God has provided for us. Here are some ideas.

Tuesday June 28, 2033

St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

June 28 is the feast day of St. Irenaeus. He was an early Christian theologian who argued against the gnostics in his extensive writings.

Tuesday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Tuesday of the 13th week in Ordinary Time, we witness a powerful demonstration of Jesus's authority over nature. While Jesus and His disciples were in a boat, a fierce storm arose on the lake, causing great fear and danger. Despite the intensity of the storm, Jesus remained asleep. The terrified disciples woke Him, pleading for salvation from the impending disaster.

Wednesday June 29, 2033

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

June 29 is the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul. These were the men whom God used to spread the gospel and let the early Church thrive despite terrible persecution. Their flaws should give us hope, that God can also work through us.

Thursday June 30, 2033

Thursday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time

In the gospel for Thursday of the 13th week in Ordinary Time, Jesus encounters a paralyzed man brought to him by some caring individuals. Jesus sees their faith and responds by addressing the paralyzed man, saying, "Take heart, son\; your sins are forgiven."

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