Catholic Daily Readings for the whole Year 2019 – April – December
Catholic Prayers – Daily Catholic Morning Prayer
God our Father, I come before you this morning, I thank you for the gift of my life, the life of my family members and that of my friends.
Thank you Lord for directing, protecting, guiding, guarding, governing and …… More
Catholic Bible Verse of the Day – Inspirational Bible Verses
After reading the Catholic Daily Readings, we bring you this Inspirational Catholic Bible Verse of the Day to help you uplift your spirit every day. Each day comes with its unique challenges and therefore we give you unique Bible Verses to help you pacify the torments of our and your hearts. …. More
Catholic Quote of the Day – Positive Inspirational Quotes, Motivational Life Quotes
At times life can be tough on us. Also, in many other instances, we can find ourselves in mind-boggling situations. At this point apart from prayers and
Catholic Daily Readings, we need life quotes that will cool the fire in our hearts and minds and also keep us free from anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. …… More
Catholic Saint of the Day
In our Catholic Church, Blesseds and Saints have been allocated specific days to celebrate their Memorial Days, Feast Days and Solemnities.
Some saints especially the martyrs have been given more emphasis because they gave up their life for the sake of their faith in Christ and also for the sake of the Church and its Holy Teachings.
Everyday, we will be giving you the details about a particular saint i.e. Biography, Feast Day, Patronage, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
Catholic Sunday Readings – Catholic Daily Readings
The following are the Catholic Sunday Readings for this month
Catholic Daily Readings for the Three Liturgical Years
In the Catholic Church we have three Liturgical Years namely Year A, Year B and Year C. Each Liturgical Year starts with the first Sunday of Advent and also marks the transition from one lectionary cycle (A, B, or C) to the next.
These lectionary cycles came into existence after the Second Vatican Council ordered a change in the Sunday Mass Readings so that Catholics would familiarize themselves with with the whole Holy Bible.
The above change resulted into the current three-year cycle of Catholic Daily Readings which are built around the readings from the three synoptic Gospels namely Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
Catholic Daily Readings – Year A
In Year A we get the Gospel Readings from the Gospel of MatthewDaily Mass Readings for Year A
Catholic Daily Readings – Year B
In Year B we get the Gospel Readings from the Gospel of MarkDaily Mass Readings for Year B
Catholic Daily Readings – Year C
In Year C we get the Gospel Readings from the Gospel of LukeDaily Mass Readings for Year C
During the Easter Season, we always get the First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles. During other liturgical seasons, we get the First Reading from the Old Testament.
The First Reading shares the same theme with Gospel and The Psalm is usually our response to God’s Word given to us in the First Reading.
The Second Reading is chosen independently. It is more or less a continuous reading (even though in some instances some verses or chapters are omitted) of the whole book of the New Testament bar the Gospels.
When one book is over we begin reading another Book.
Daily Bible Reading – Cycle of Catholic Daily Readings in Ordinary Time
The reading of the Gospel during the Daily Masses follows an yearly cycle. 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 Catholic Bible
The word ‘The Bible’ comes from a Greek word ‘τὰ βιβλία’. The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures written by human beings through Divine Inspiration and also an account of the relationship between God and man.
There are Holy Books written in The Old Testament and in The New Testament. The Old Testament is the account of God’s Word interaction with the People of Israel while the New Testament is the Word from God the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit to the people of the whole world.
The Catholic Bible has 73 Books, which include the Deuterocanonical Books that the Protestant Churches have a low opinion about.
It is from The Catholic Bible that we derive the Catholic Daily Readings.
The Old Testament of The Catholic Bible
The Books written in The Old Testament of The Catholic Bible are as follows:
The Historical Books
- 1 Samuel
- 2 Samuel
- 1 Kings
- 2 Kings
- 1 Chronicles
- 2 Chronicles
- 1 Maccabees
- 2 Maccabees
The Wisdom Books
- Song of Solomon
- Wisdom of Solomon
The Prophetic Books
The New Testament of The Catholic Bible
The Books written in The New Testament of The Catholic Bible are as follows
Early Church Historical Book
New Testament Letters: Letters of St Paul
- 1 Corinthians
- 2 Corinthians
- 1 Thessalonians
- 2 Thessalonians
- 1 Timothy
- 2 Timothy
General Catholic Letters
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter
- 1 John
- 2 John
- 3 John