The readings of the Gospel during the weekday Catholic Daily Masses follow an yearly cycle from January 1 to December 31. This cycle is Year 1 and Year 2. Each of the three Synoptics Gospels is read for a part of the year.
- Gospel Mark – Weeks 1-9
- Matthew – Weeks 10-21
- Luke – Weeks 22-34
You might wonder about the fate of The Gospel according to John. Parts of the Gospel of John are read outside of Ordinary Time, during Lent, Eastertide and other feasts.
Catholic Daily Readings – Year 1 and year 2 Cycles
The first reading during the weekday Catholic Daily Readings in Ordinary Time covers most of the Bible in a two-year cycle. The first reading is not thematically linked with the Gospel as it is the case on Sundays.
All odd-numbered years use the selections for “Year 1” and all even-numbered years use the selections for “Year 2”. For example the year 2019 falls in Year 1 and year 2020 falls in Year 2.
The Catholic Daily Readings are taken in a semi-continuous manner from various books of the Old and New Testaments.
The weekday cycle comprises of readings only in the ordinary time. The other seasons like Advent, Christmas time, Lent and Easter have their own readings.
The Weekday readings for the Ordinary Time are as follows
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