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.
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.
Monday, January 2
St. Basil the Great was a fourth century Greek bishop. His feast day is January 2. He was a skilled orator who was known for supporting the Nicene creed over Arianism.
Wednesday, January 4
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton foundeds the first free Catholic school in America. Because of this, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is considered the founder of the parochial school system in the United States.
Thursday, January 5
St. John Neumann was born in Eastern Europe in 1811. He traveled to the United Stated in his mid-20s in order to do missionary work. At age 29 he joined the Redemptorist order. He continued to serve those in his…
Sunday, January 8
The readings for the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord tell of the revelation of Jesus Christ to all people. discussion of what gifts we could bring to the service of the Lord is appropriate. Also, the international aspect…
Sunday, January 8
The readings for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Year A give us reason to think about our own baptisms. Do we take our own baptisms for granted? Have we really thought about what this sacrament means in…
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.
Saturday, January 21
St. Agnes of Rome was born in the year 291. Many eligible young men sought to marry her. But she saw herself as the spouse of Jesus. When she continued to resist, she was condemned to death and was martyred…
Sunday, January 22
January 22 is the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision and is designated as the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children”. It is a day of prayer and penance.
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.
Wednesday, January 25
January 25 is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. St. Paul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus converted him from a persecutor of Christians to a fully committed follower of Jesus.
Thursday, January 26
January 26 is the feast day of Sts. Timothy and Titus. St. Timothy is the patron saint of stomach ailments. St. Titus is the patron saint of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.
Friday, January 27
St. Angela Merici is the founder of the Ursuline order of religious sisters. She is the patron saint of the sick, the disabled, and all those grieving the loss of parents. Her feast day is January 27.
Saturday, January 28
St. Thomas Aquinas is a 13th century saint and a Doctor of the Church. St. Thomas was influenced by the philosopher Aristotle and was known to for his logical and reasoned approach to theology.
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.
Tuesday, January 31
St. John Bosco was a priest, educator, and founder of the Salesians, an order inspired by the example of St. Francis de Sales. His feast day is January 31. He devoted his life to educating disadvantaged youth and juvenile delinquents.…