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May 2033: Mass Readings and Resources

May 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 May 2033 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

May 2033 Liturgical Calendar

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

Sunday May 1, 2033

3rd Sunday of Easter Year B

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter Year B encourage us to truly believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to accept his love. So faith, hope, and trust in the love of God are themes for this weekend.

Monday May 2, 2033

Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter

In the readings for Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter, we are reminded of the importance of bearing witness to Christ through our words and actions.

Tuesday May 3, 2033

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.

Wednesday May 4, 2033

Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

The readings for Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter offer important insights and teachings for Catholics to reflect upon, including the early Church's perseverance despite persecution and Jesus' proclamation as the bread of life.

Thursday May 5, 2033

Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter

In the readings for Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter, we see how the Holy Spirit leads and guides believers to encounter others and to come to faith in Jesus Christ. We also see the importance of scripture in understanding and proclaiming the gospel, and the centrality of Jesus Christ as the source of salvation and eternal life.

Friday May 6, 2033

Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

The readings for Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter emphasize the themes of conversion, transformation, and the power of Jesus' message.

Saturday May 7, 2033

Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

The Mass readings for Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the power of faith, the transformative nature of God's grace, and the gift of the Eucharist

Sunday May 8, 2033

4th Sunday of Easter Year B - Good Shepherd Sunday

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter Year B (Good Shepherd Sunday) demonstrate that Jesus Christ cares for us as a shepherd cares for his flock. Our relationship with Jesus is a good topic for this weekend. Here are some ideas.

Monday May 9, 2033

Monday of the 4th Week of Easter

The readings for Monday of the 4th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the themes of inclusion and unity in the context of our faith.

Tuesday May 10, 2033

Tuesday of the 4th Week of Easter

In the readings for Tuesday of the 4th Week of Easter, we are reminded of the importance of trusting in God's plan for our lives, even when we face challenges and uncertainty.

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.

Thursday May 12, 2033

Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

The readings for Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter call us to continue the missionary work of Jesus and his disciples, spreading the good news of the gospel to all corners of the world.

Friday May 13, 2033

Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

Reflecting on the readings for Friday of the 4th Week of Easter offers us an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the central role that Jesus Christ plays in our faith. These passages emphasize that faith in Jesus is the means of salvation and eternal life, and that there is no other way to access these gifts.

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.

Saturday May 14, 2033

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.

Sunday May 15, 2033

5th Sunday of Easter Year B

The readings for the 5th Sunday of Easter Year B remind us of our dependence on God and each other. In the gospel Jesus explains that he is the vine and we must depend on him. Topics for this weekend could include community and humility.

Monday May 16, 2033

Monday of the 5th Week of Easter

As we reflect on the readings for Monday of the 5th week of Easter, we are called to consider our role in spreading the Gospel message.

Tuesday May 17, 2033

Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter offer guidance on how to deal with struggles in our lives by reminding us of the importance of evangelizing and building up communities of faith, finding peace and comfort through faith, and resisting the temptations and attacks of the evil one through obedience to God's will.

Wednesday May 18, 2033

Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter remind us of the importance of abiding in Christ and living out our faith in the world.

Thursday May 19, 2033

Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the profound connection between love and obedience, reminding us of the transforming power of Christ's love in our lives. Let us open our hearts to the Holy Spirit and allow the Word of God to guide our reflections.

Friday May 20, 2033

Friday of the 5th Week of Easter

The readings for Friday of the 5th Week of Easter invite us to reflect on the themes of unity, love, and the mission of the Church. They remind us of the foundational values that should guide our lives as followers of Christ.

Saturday May 21, 2033

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 22, 2033

6th Sunday of Easter Year B

The readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter Year B are a call to love each other just as we are loved by God. Topics for this weekend could human dignity, community, or God's commandments. Here are some ideas.

Monday May 23, 2033

Monday of the 6th Week of Easter

In the readings for Monday of the 6th Week of Easter, we are reminded of the transformative power that comes from listening to the Word of God, opening our hearts, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. These themes invite us to reflect on our own spiritual journey and consider how we can grow in our relationship with God.

Tuesday May 24, 2033

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 25, 2033

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.

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.

Thursday May 26, 2033

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.

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.

Friday May 27, 2033

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 28, 2033

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 29, 2033

7th Sunday of Easter Year B

The readings for the 7th Sunday of Easter Year B tell us that God knows our hearts and wants us to belong to him, not to the world. So this weeks focus can be on commitment, rejecting evil, and living lives of service.

The Ascension of the Lord Year B

The readings for the The Ascension of the Lord for Year B encourage us to being open to the Holy Spirit and willing to spread the Good News. Discussion topics for this week could include evangelization, the Holy Spirit, and transitions.

Monday May 30, 2033

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 31, 2033

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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