Year B

Year B Calendar

Advent B

First Sunday of Advent  Sunday between November 27 and December 3 Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37
Second Sunday of Advent  Sunday between December 4 and December 10 Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8
Third Sunday of Advent  Sunday between December 11 and December 17 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28
Luke 1:47-55
Fourth Sunday of Advent  Sunday between December 18 and December 24 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:47-55 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38
Psalm 89:1-4,19-26

Christmas B

The Nativity of the LordChristmas Eve and/or Christmas Day

(use any of the three propers)

(Christmas Eve A, B, C) Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
(Christmas Day at Dawn A, B, C) Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
(Christmas Day A, B, C) Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14
First Sunday after Christmas Day(use these readings unless the readings for the Epiphany of the Lord are preferred) Sunday between December 26 and January 1 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40
Holy Name of Jesus(A, B, C) January 1 Numbers 6:22-27 Psalm 8 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:15-21
Philippians 2:5-11
New Year’s Day (A, B, C) January 1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 Psalm 8 Revelation 21:1-6a Matthew 25:31-46
Second Sunday after Christmas Day(A, B, C)(Use when Epiphany (January 6) is celebrated on a weekday following the Second Sunday after Christmas Day Sunday between January 2 and January 5 Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9), 10-18
Sirach 24:1-12 Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21

Epiphany B

Epiphany of the Lord (A, B, C) January 6 or first Sunday in January Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord(1st Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between January 7 and January 13 Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11
Second Sunday after the Epiphany(2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between January 14 and January 20 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51
Third Sunday after the Epiphany(3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between January 21 and January 27 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany(4th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between January 28 and February 3 Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany(5th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between February 4 and February 10 Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany(6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 1. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between February 11 and February 17 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Mark 1:40-45
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany(7th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 2. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between February 18 and February 24 Isaiah 43:18-25 Psalm 41 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 Mark 2:1-12
Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany(8th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 3. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between February 25 and February 29 Hosea 2:14-20 Psalm 103:1-13, 22 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 Mark 2:13-22
Ninth Sunday after the Epiphany(9th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 4. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between March 1 and March 7 Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 81:1-10 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6
Last Sunday after the Epiphany(Transfiguration Sunday) 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9

Lent B

Ash Wednesday (A, B, C) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Isaiah 58:1-12
First Sunday in Lent Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15
Second Sunday in Lent Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38
Mark 9:2-9
Third Sunday in Lent Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22
Fourth Sunday in Lent Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21
Fifth Sunday in Lent Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33
Psalm 119:9-16
Sixth Sunday in Lent  Liturgy of the Palms none Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 none Mark 11:1-11
John 12:12-16
Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1-15:47
Mark 15:1-39, (40-47)

Holy Week B

Monday of Holy Week (A, B, C) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week (A, B, C) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week (A, B, C) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32
Holy Thursday (A, B, C) Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday (A, B, C) Isaiah 52:12-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Holy Saturday (A, B, C)(For use at services other than the Easter Vigil) Job 14:1-14 Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 John 19:38-42

Easter B

Easter Vigil(A minimum of 3 Old Testament readings should be chosen. The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used) Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 Romans 6:3-11 Mark 16:1-8
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 Psalm 46
Genesis 22:1-18 Psalm 16
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
Baruch 3:9-15, 32; 4:4 Psalm 19
Isaiah 55:1-11 Isaiah 12:2-6
Ezekiel 36:24-28 Psalm 42 and 43
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 143
Zephaniah 3:14-20 Psalm 98
Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6 Psalm 114
Easter DayResurrection of our Lord Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 John 20:1-18
Isaiah 25:6-9 Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8
Easter Evening (A, B, C)(Use when main Easter service must be late in the day.) Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49
Second Sunday of Easter Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31
Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48
Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18
Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8
Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17
Ascension of the Lord (A, B, C) (May also be used on the 7th Sunday of Easter) Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47  Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53
Psalm 93
Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19

Season After Pentecost / Season After Easter B

Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27,16:4b-15
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Acts 2:1-21
Trinity Sunday(First Sunday after Pentecost) Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17
Proper 4(9th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(The first choice in the First Lesson is linked to the first choice in the Psalms.)

(If the Sunday between May 24 and 28 inclusive follows Trinity Sunday, the Proper for the Eighth Sunday after Epiphany (8th Sunday in Ordinary Time) is used.) 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6
Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 81:1-10
Proper 5(10th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between June 5 and June 11 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35
Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130
Proper 6(11th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between June 12 and June 18 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Psalm 20 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34
Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
Proper 7(12th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between June 19 and June 25 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 Psalm 9:9-20  2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41
I Samuel 17:57-18:5,10-16 Psalm 133
Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
Proper 8(13th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between June 26 and July 2 inclusive 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Psalm 30
Lamentations 3:23-33
Proper 9(14th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between July 3 and July 9 inclusive 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13
Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123
Proper 10(15th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between July 10 and July 16 inclusive 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29
Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13
Proper 11(16th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between July 17 and July 23 inclusive 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23
Proper 12(17th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between July 24 and July 30 inclusive 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21
2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18
Proper 13(18th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between July 31 and August 6 inclusive 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-12 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29
Proper 14(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between August 7 and August 13 inclusive 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51
1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8
Proper 15(20th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between August 14 and August 20 inclusive 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58
Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:9-14
Proper 16(21st Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between August 21 and August 27 inclusive 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69
Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Psalm 34:15-22
Proper 17(22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between August 28 and September 3 inclusive Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15
Proper 18(23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between September 4 and September 10 inclusive Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 7:24-37
Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146
Proper 19(24th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between September 11 and September 17 inclusive Proverbs 1:20-33 Psalm 19 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38
Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1
Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-9
Proper 20(25th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between September 18 and September 24 inclusive Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37
Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 Psalm 54
Jeremiah 11:18-20
Proper 21(26th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between September 25 and October 1 inclusive Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 Psalm 124 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm 19:7-14
Proper 22(27th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between October 2 and October 8 inclusive Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16
Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8
Proper 23(28th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between October 9 and October 15 inclusive Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Psalm 90:12-17
Proper 24(29th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between October 16 and October 22 inclusive Job 38:1-7, (34-41) Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45
Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16
Proper 25(30th Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between October 23 and October 29 inclusive Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22) Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52
Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126
Proper 26(31st Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between October 30 and November 5 inclusive Ruth 1:1-18 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34
Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Psalm 119:1-8
Proper 27(32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between November 6 and November 12 inclusive Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44
1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146
Proper 28(33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sunday between November 13 and November 19 inclusive 1 Samuel 1:4-20 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18), 19-25 Mark 13:1-8
Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16
Reign of ChristChrist the King Sunday

(34th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between November 20 and November 26 inclusive 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18) Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 93
All Saints November 1 or the First Sunday in November Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 Psalm 24 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44
Isaiah 25:6-9
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November (U.S.)Second Monday in October (Canada) Joel 2:21-27 Psalm 126 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Matthew 6:25-33