The Daily Gospels

The Daily Gospel Readings from the Catholic Lectionary: a personal view, using the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

I began work on this project about 2006 and completed it in 2015. My purpose in embarking on it was to have something that I could use in speaking to people about the daily Gospel readings from the Lectionary at Mass. It covers those readings from Monday to Saturday of each week of the liturgical year, beginning with Monday of the first week of Advent, and ending on Saturday of Week 34 of Ordinary Time.

As the title indicates, it is a personal view. I have had no formal training in scripture other than the general seminary course of now more than forty-five years ago. Professional scripture scholars may raise an eyebrow – or blow a fuse – from time to time if they ever read it. But that is unlikely, since I have compiled it for my personal use with no thought of publishing it.

My hope is that it may help, in those churches which I serve, to bridge the large gap that exists between the findings of the biblical scholars and the understanding of the ordinary man or woman in the pew. If it helps that process in some way, I will feel well rewarded.


You can read or download a PDF of the text of The Daily Gospels here.