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Sundays and Holy Days

All Dates this Month

2023 is Year A in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and other days in August 2023 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in August 2023

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Sun Aug 6

This day commemorates the day Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, traditionally thought to be Mount Tabor. This is recounted in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Peter, James, and John witnessed the event. This event is a foreshadowing of heaven, when we will see God face to face in all of His glory.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Sun Aug 13

The readings for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A show us that God is Lord over all of the earth. This might be a good time to talk about how we can let Jesus be Lord in our own lives. There is also a theme of recognizing God.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday August 15

August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This holy day celebrates Mary’s passing and being assumed into heaven.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

Sun Aug 20

The readings for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A highlight that God wills all of the world to be saved. So here we can talk about being inclusive and wanting all people to be joined in the Kingdom of God.

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

Sun Aug 27

The readings for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A remind us that God’s wisdom is not the same as our own wisdom. Possible topics for this Sunday are Church authority, faith, and prayer. Here are some ideas.


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