Resources by Date for January 2023

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

Sundays and Holy Days in January 2023

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Sunday, January 1

January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. This feast day celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as the mother of our Lord Jesus. This is also a day to think about the ups and downs of being a parent and on our identity as children of God.

The Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Sunday, January 8

The feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord commemorates when Jesus Christ was revealed as the Messiah. The Gospel of Matthew recounts that three wise men from the East visited our savior after his birth and acknowledged him with gifts representing kingship, priesthood, and death.

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Sunday, January 15

The Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A inspire us to think about the call to holiness and the need to declare that Jesus has died for our redemption.

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Sunday, January 22

The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A inspire us to understand that Jesus has saved us and we are called to spread that good news to others.

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Sunday, January 29

The readings for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A tell us we must seek the Lord. Consider if you are actively seeking God or if you are just waiting for something to happen.

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