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February 2024: Mass Readings and Resources

2024 is Year B in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 2 in the weekday cycle. See Mass readings resources for specific Sundays and feast days in February 2024 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in February 2024

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday February 4, 2024

The 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B readings delve into themes of human suffering, divine compassion, and healing. Job’s lamentation underscores life’s trials and the quest for meaning, while the Gospel highlights God’s mercy and healing power. Paul’s reflections emphasize selfless service and sacrifice in ministry, and the Gospel showcases Jesus’ authority over illness and evil, affirming the power of His ministry. Themes of solitude, prayer, and the role of community in faith also emerge, offering insights into the balance between personal spirituality and communal engagement, underscoring the Christian journey’s complexities and divine grace’s transformative potential.

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday February 11, 2024

The 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B readings focus on themes of purity, isolation, compassion, and the healing power of Jesus. Leviticus details the handling of leprosy, underscoring the significance of purity and the impact of isolation. Paul’s letters urge believers to honor God in all actions and emulate Christ’s example. The Gospel recounts Jesus healing a leper with compassion, challenging societal norms and highlighting the importance of obedience and witnessing. Together, these readings invite reflection on spiritual purity, the role of community, the depth of divine compassion, and living a life that mirrors Christ’s teachings and actions.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday February 14, 2024

Ash Wednesday initiates Lent, a period of preparation for Easter in the Catholic Church, emphasizing repentance and spiritual reflection. On this day, ashes from blessed palms of the previous Palm Sunday are placed on foreheads, symbolizing mortality and the call for repentance, echoing Scriptural practices of mourning. Lent’s 40 days focus on turning from sin towards God, engaging in self-examination, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to deepen our relationship with God. The readings from Joel, 2 Corinthians, and Matthew highlight the themes of heartfelt repentance, reconciliation with God, and the importance of sincere faith practices. Ashes serve as a powerful reminder of our mortality and the need for a life of holiness and conversion.

1st Sunday of Lent Year B

1st Sunday of Lent

Sunday February 18, 2024

The 1st Sunday of Lent Year B readings focus on God’s faithfulness, the significance of baptism, overcoming temptation, and the call to repentance. They include God’s covenant with Noah, symbolized by the rainbow in Genesis, a reminder of His mercy in Psalm 25, Christ’s suffering and baptism’s saving power in 1 Peter, and Jesus’ temptation and proclamation of God’s kingdom in Mark. These themes encourage reflection on renewal, preparation for Easter, and the strength derived from divine support, emphasizing Lent as a time for deepening faith and commitment to Gospel living.

2nd Sunday of Lent Year B

2nd Sunday of Lent Year B

Sunday February 25, 2024

The 2nd Sunday of Lent Year B readings highlight themes of faith, obedience, divine revelation, and the promise of salvation. They recount Abraham’s tested faith and God’s provision, emphasizing divine promises and intervention. Romans underscores God’s unwavering support and Christ’s intercession. The Transfiguration in Mark reveals Jesus’ divine glory and sonship, urging attention to His teachings. Together, these readings encourage reflection on God’s plan, the journey of faith, and the anticipation of Jesus’ resurrection, deepening believers’ understanding of sacrifice and divine love.

February 2024

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