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October 2023: Mass Readings and Resources

October 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 October 2023 below.

Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in October 2023

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 1, 2023

The resources for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A include Mass readings, themes of humility, obedience, words vs actions, and church authority, as well as homilies, reflections, and additional thoughts and reflection questions related to the readings.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 8, 2023

The Mass readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A highlight themes of faithfulness, protection for truth-speakers, bearing fruit, and caring for the vineyards in our lives. Additional reflections and reflection questions can be found in the Homilies and Reflections section for further exploration.

28th Week in Ordinary Time Year A

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 15, 2023

The focus for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A includes gratitude for abundance, God’s care for us, and the concept of heaven. The Mass readings highlight the wonders of the Kingdom of God and the lavishness of a heavenly banquet, inviting reflection on the blessings in our lives.

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday October 22, 2023

The Mass readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A include mass readings that focus on themes of allegiance and responsibility. These readings emphasize the importance of giving ourselves wholly to God, addressing our rights and duties as citizens, and the need to work towards changing unjust laws and systems.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Sunday October 29, 2023

The Mass readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A emphasize the importance of love. They highlight the need for social justice, different expressions of love, and the significance of living as disciples of Jesus. The Great Commandment and the Golden Rule are central teachings in the Gospel.

October 2023

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