March 2024

March 2024: Mass Readings and Resources

March 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 March 2024 here. Learn more about lectionary cycles from the USCCB.

Sundays and Holy Days in March 2024

3rd Sunday of Lent Year B

Sunday March 3, 2024

The readings for the 3rd Sunday of Lent Year B help us understand that we must follow God’s commandments and truly live them in our hearts to find life. Some possible themes for this weekend are the Ten Commandments, morality, and Church authority.

4th Sunday of Lent Year B

Sunday March 10, 2024

The readings for the 4th Sunday of Lent Year B focus on God’s faithfulness in drawing us closer to him. Discussions for these readings could include topics such as God’s love for us, light and darkness, and our longing for God. Here are some ideas.

5th Sunday of Lent – Year B

Sunday March 17, 2024

The readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent for Year B focus on God’s covenant with us, even though we are often unfaithful. Discussions for these readings could include topics such as the covenants in scripture, how death can lead to life, and why we should pray for God’s will to be done

Palm Sunday Year B – Passion Sunday

Sunday March 24, 2024

The readings for Palm Sunday Year B (Passion Sunday) focus the sacrifice which Jesus Christ made for me and you. So these readings would definitely lead into a discussion of the Pascal Mystery. Here are some ideas.

Holy Thursday

Thursday March 28, 2024

On Holy Thursday, Catholics remember the last supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. This marks the establishment of the sacrament of the Eucharist (Holy Communion). This day also commemorates the establishment of the priesthood. The washing of the feet reminds us how Jesus instructed us to love and serve one another.

Good Friday

Friday March 29, 2024

On Good Friday, Catholics remember the death by crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This is a solemn day of fast and abstinence. Traditionally mass is not celebrated on Good Friday. Instead a service with a reading of the passion of Jesus Christ, veneration of the cross, and distribution of communion (consecrated on Holy Thursday) is held.

Holy Saturday

Saturday March 30, 2024

Holy Saturday is the day between Good Friday and Easter. It is a mix of both sorrow for the suffering of Jesus Christ and expectation of his rising. There is no “Holy Saturday” mass. A prayer service, such as morning prayer from Liturgy of the Hours, may be offered.


Sunday March 31, 2024

Easter is the last day of March 2024. It is the most significant celebration in the church year. Catholics celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It begins with the celebration of the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening. Easter is actually an octave, lasting eight days. Easter tells us that death does not have the final word and that God never abandons us.

March 2024

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March 2024