Roman Catholic Tridentine Lectionary

This is the lectionary promulgated in 1570 by Pope Pius V after the Council of Trent, and was the Roman Catholic lectionary until 1970. It was replaced in general use by a lectionary utilizing a three-year cycle (I have posted comparison tables of this new Roman Catholic lectionary, the Revised Common Lectionary, and the Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer 1979 lectionary in four separate pages, for First Reading, Psalms, Second Readings, Gospel Readings).

This table is based upon that provided by Father Felix Just, SJ.

Liturgical Date EPISTLE GOSPEL
SEASON OF ADVENT    
First Sunday of Advent Rom 13:11-14a Luke 21:25-33
Second Sunday of Advent Rom 15:4-13 Matt 11:2-10
Third Sunday of Advent Phil 4:4-7 John 1:19b-28
Ember Wednesday in Advent  Isa 2:2-5
Isa 7:10-15
Luke 1:26-38
Ember Friday in Advent  Isa 11:1-5 Luke 1:39-47
Ember Saturday in Advent Isa 19:20-22; 35:1-7; 40:9-11; 45:1-8
Dan 3:47-51, 52-56 
2 Thess 2:1-8
Luke 3:1-6
Fourth Sunday of Advent 1 Cor 4:1-5 Luke 3:1-6
SEASON OF CHRISTMAS    
Christmas Vigil (12/24) Rom 1:1-6 Matt 1:18b-21
Christmas: First Mass at Night Tit 2:11-15 Luke 2:1-14
Christmas: Second Mass at Dawn Tit 3:4-7 Luke 2:15-20
Christmas: Third Mass in Daytime Heb 1:1-12 John 1:1-14
Matt 2:1-12 (post-communion)
St. Stephen (12/26) Acts 6:8-10 ; 7:54-60 Matt 23:34-39
St. John (12/27) Sir 15:1-6 John 21:19-24
Holy Innocents (12/28) Acts 14:1-5 Matt 2:13-18
Sunday in Octave of Christmas Gal 4:1-7 Luke 2:33-40
St. Thomas Becket (12/29) Heb 5:1-6 John 10:11-16
Sixth Day in Octave of Christmas (12/30) Tit 3:4-7 Luke 2:15-20
St. Silvester (12/31) 1 Pet 5:1-4, 10-11 Matt 16:13-19
Circumcision of the Lord & Octave of Christmas (1/1) Tit 2:11-15 Luke 2:21
Holy Name of Jesus
(Sunday between Circumcision and Epiphany, or 1/2)
Acts 4:8-12 Luke 2:21
SEASON OF EPIPHANY    
Vigil of Epiphany (1/5) Gal 4:1-7 Matt 2:19-23
Epiphany of the Lord (1/6) Isa 60:1-6 Matt 2:1-12
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
(Sunday in the Octave of Epiphany)
Col 3:12-17 Luke 2:42-52
Weekdays after the First Sunday after Epiphany Rom 12:1-5 Luke 2:42-52
Octave of Epiphany / Baptism of Our Lord (1/13) Isa 60:1-6 John 1:29-34
Second Sunday after Epiphany Rom 12:6-16 John 2:1-11
Third Sunday after Epiphany Rom 12:16c-21 Matt 8:1-13
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Rom 13:8-10 Matt 8:23-27
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Col 3:12-17 Matt 13:24-30
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany 1 Thess 1:2-10 Matt 13:31-35
Septuagesima Sunday 1 Cor 9:24-27; 10:1-5a Matt 20:1-16
Sexagesima Sunday 2 Cor 11:19-33; 12:1-9 Luke 8:4-15
Quinquagesima Sunday 1 Cor 13:1-13 Luke 18:31-43
SEASON OF LENT    
Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-19 Matt 6:16-21
Thursday after Ash Wednesday Isa 38:1-6 Matt 8:5-13
Friday after Ash Wednesday Isa 58:1-9 Matt 5:43-48; 6:1-4
Saturday after Ash Wednesday Isa 58:9-14 Mark 6:47-56
First Sunday in Lent 2 Cor 6:1-10 Matt 4:1-12
Monday after First Sunday of Lent Ezek 34:11-16 Matt 25:31-46
Tuesday after First Sunday of Lent Isa 55:6-11 Matt 21:10-17
Ember Wednesday in Lent Exod 24:12-18; 1 Kings 19:3-8 Matt 12:38-50
Thursday after First Sunday of Lent Ezek 18:1-9 Matt 15:21-28
Ember Friday in Lent Ezek 18:20-28 John 5:1-15
Ember Saturday in Lent Deut 26:12-19; 11:22-25;
2 Macc 1:23-26, 27
Wis 36:1-10
Dan 3:47-51, 52-56
1 Thess 5:14-23
Matt 17:1-9
Second Sunday in Lent 1 Thess 4:1-7 Matt 17:1-9
Monday after Second Sunday of Lent Dan 9:15-19 John 8:21-29
Tuesday after Second Sunday of Lent 1 Kings 17:8-16 Matt 23:1-12
Wednesday after Second Sunday of Lent Esther 13:8-11, 15-17 Matt 20:17-28
Thursday after Second Sunday of Lent Jer 17:5-10 Luke 16:19-31
Friday after Second Sunday of Lent Gen 37:6-22 Matt 21:33-46
Saturday after Second Sunday of Lent Gen 27:6-40 Luke 15:11-32
Third Sunday in Lent Eph 5:1-9 Luke 11:14-28
Monday after Third Sunday of Lent 2 Kings 5:1-15 Luke 4:23-30
Tuesday after Third Sunday of Lent 2 Kings 4:1-7 Matt 18:15-22
Wednesday after Third Sunday of Lent Exod 20:12-24 Matt 15:1-20
Thursday after Third Sunday of Lent Jer 7:1-7 Luke 4:38-44
Friday after Third Sunday of Lent Num 20:1-3, 6-13 John 4:5-42
Saturday after Third Sunday of Lent Dan 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 John 8:1-11
Fourth Sunday in Lent Gal 4:22-31 John 6:1-15
Monday after Fourth Sunday of Lent 2 Sam 3:16-28 John 2:13-25
Tuesday after Fourth Sunday of Lent Exod 32:7-14 John 7:14-31
Wednesday after Fourth Sunday of Lent Ezek 36:23-28
Isa 1:16-19
John 9:1-38
Thursday after Fourth Sunday of Lent 2 Kings 4:25-38 Luke 7:11-16
Friday after Fourth Sunday of Lent 1 Kings 17:17-24 John 11:1-45
Saturday after Fourth Sunday of Lent Isa 49:8-15 John 8:12-20
Passion Sunday I Heb 9:11-15 John 8:46-59
Monday after Passion Sunday Jonah 3:1-10 John 7:32-39
Tuesday after Passion Sunday Dan 14:27, 28-42 John 7:1-13
Wednesday after Passion Sunday Lev 19:1-2, 11-19, 25 John 10:22-38
Thursday after Passion Sunday Dan 3:25, 34-45 Luke 7:36-50
Friday after Passion Sunday Jer 17:13-18 John 11:47-54
Saturday after Passion Sunday Jer 18:18-23 John 12:10-36
Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday II) Exod 15:27; 16:1-7
Phil 2:5-11
Matt 21:1-9; 26:1-75; 27:1-66
HOLY WEEK    
Monday of Holy Week Isa 50:5-10 John 12:1-9
Tuesday of Holy Week Jer 11:18-20 Mark 14:1-72; 15:1-46
Wednesday of Holy Week Isa 62:11; 63:1-7; 53:1-12 Luke 22:1-71; 23:1-53
Holy Thursday – The Lord’s Supper 1 Cor 11:20-32 John 13:1-15
Good Friday – The Crucifixion Hosea 6:1-6
Exod 12:1-11
John 18:1-40; 19:1-42
SEASON OF EASTER    
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Note: In 1951, the number of OT readings at the Easter Vigil was reduced from twelve to four, retaining only # 1, 4, 8 (v. 1 dropped), and 11. Thus, only four readings were prescribed between 1951 and 1969:
  1) Gen 1:1–2:2
  2) Exod 14:24—15:1a
  3) Isa 4:2-6
  4) and Deut 31:22-30.
1)  Gen 1:1-31; 2:1-2
2)  Gen 5:32—8:21 (excerpts; 48 vv.)
3)  Gen 22:1-19
4)  Exod 14:24-31; 15:1a
5)  Isa 54:17; 55:1-11
6)  Baruch 3:9-38
7)  Ezek 37:1-14
8)  Isa 4:1-6
9)  Exod 12:1-11
10)  Jonah 3:1-10
11)  Deut 31:22-30
12)  Dan 3:1-24
NT:  Col 3:1-4
Matt 28:1-7
Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord 1 Cor 5:7-8 Mark 16:1-7
Monday in Octave of Easter Acts 10:37-43 Luke 24:13-35
Tuesday in Octave of Easter Acts 13:16, 26-33 Luke 24:36-47
Wednesday in Octave of Easter Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 John 21:1-14
Thursday in Octave of Easter Acts 8:26-40 John 20:11-18
Friday in Octave of Easter 1 Pet 3:18-22 Matt 28:16-20
White Saturday (in Octave of Easter) 1 Pet 2:1-10 John 20:1-9
Low Sunday or White Sunday (Octave of Easter) 1 John 5:4-10 John 20:19-31
Second Sunday after Easter 1 Pet 2:21-25 John 10:11-16
Third Sunday after Easter 1 Pet 2:11-19a John 16:16-22
Fourth Sunday after Easter James 1:17-21 John 16:5-14
Fifth Sunday after Easter James 1:22-27 John 16:23-30
Rogation Days (Mon-Wed before Ascension) James 5:16-20 Luke 11:5-13
Vigil of the Ascension Eph 4:7-13 John 17:1-11
Ascension of the Lord (Thursday) Acts 1:1-11 Mark 16:14-20
Sunday in the Octave of Ascension 1 Pet 4:7b-11 John 15:26-27; 16:1-4
Saturday Vigil of Pentecost 1)  Gen 22:1-19
2)  Exod 14:24-31; 15:1
3)  Deut 31:22-30
4)  Isa 4:1-6
5)  Baruch 3:9-38
6)  Ezek 37:1-14
NT:  Acts 19:1-8
John 14:15-21
Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-11 John 14:23-31
Monday in Octave of Pentecost Acts 10:34, 42-48 John 3:16-21
Tuesday in Octave of Pentecost Acts 8:14-17 John 10:1-10
Ember Wednesday of Pentecost Acts 2:14-21; 5:12-16 John 6:44-52
Thursday in Octave of Pentecost Acts 8:5-8 Luke 9:1-6
Ember Friday of Pentecost Joel 2:23-24, 26-27 Luke 5:17-26
Ember Saturday of Pentecost Joel 2:28-32
Lev 23:9-11, 15-17, 21
Deut 26:1-11
Lev 26:3-12
Dan 3:47-51, 52-56
Rom 5:1-5
Luke 4:38-44
SEASON AFTER PENTECOST    
Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (First Sunday after Pentecost) Rom 11:33-36 Matt 28:18-20
Weekdays after First Sunday after Pentecost 1 John 4:8-21 Luke 6:36-42
Corpus Christi (Thursday after Trinity Sunday) 1 Cor 11:23-29 John 6:56-59
Sunday in the Octave of Corpus Christi
(Second Sunday after Pentecost)
1 John 3:13-18 Luke 14:16-24
Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi)
Eph 3:8-12, 14-19 John 19:31-37
Sunday in the Octave of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Third Sunday after Pentecost)
1 Pet 5:6-11 Luke 15:1-10
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Rom 8:18-23 Luke 5:1-11
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Pet 3:8-15a Matt 5:20-24
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Rom 6:3-11 Mark 8:1-9
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Rom 6:19-23 Matt 7:15-21
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Rom 8:12-17 Luke 16:1-9
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Cor 10:6-13 Luke 19:41-47
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Cor 12:2-11 Luke 18:9-14
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 1 Cor 15:1-10 Mark 7:31-37
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 2 Cor 3:4-9 Luke 10:23-37
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Gal 3:16-22 Luke 17:11-19
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Gal 5:16-24 Matt 6:24-33
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Gal 5:25-26; 6:1-10 Luke 7:11-16
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Eph 3:13-21 Luke 14:1-11
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Eph 4:1-6 Matt 22:34b-46
Ember Wednesday in September Amos 9:13-15
Neh 8:1-10
Mark 9:16-28
Ember Thursday in September Hosea 14:2-10 Luke 7:36-50
Ember Saturday in September Lev 23:26-32
Lev 23:39-43
Micah 7:14, 16, 18-20
Zech 8:14-19
Dan 3:47-51, 52-56
Heb 9:2-12
Luke 13:6-17
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Cor 1:4-8 Matt 9:1-8
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Eph 4:23-28 Matt 22:1-14
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Eph 5:15-21 John 4:46b-53
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Eph 6:10-17 Matt 18:23-35
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Phil 1:6-11 Matt 22:15-21
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Phil 3:17-21; 4:1-3 Matt 9:18-26
Twenty-fourth & Last Sunday after Pentecost Col 1:9-14 Matt 24:15-35

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