The Archdiocese of New York has published Lector Guidelines. Lectors are commissioned for a period of three years. After that time, there is an option to renew the mandate.
The Sunday (and Holy Day) Readings follow a three year cycle: A, B, and C.
Years divisible by 3 (such as 2016) are Year C.
We will use the Year A reading for Palm Sunday 2017 (April 9)
For Palm Sunday and Good Friday, we use the Dialogue form of the Passion.
Choose the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) for the Bible translation that corresponds to the Lectionary
Contains pronunciations for biblical names and places.
This online Second Edition English Translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church includes the corrections promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 8 September 1997. These corrections to the English text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church were made to harmonize it with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II on the same date. Includes Table of Contents, Table of Contents with Paragraph Numbers, Index, and Search capabilities. Also has instruction on how to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This website contains a variety of materials, mostly related to biblical and liturgical studies, intended for scholars, teachers, students, pastors, believers, seekers, and others. Compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. - Loyola Institute for Spirituality
This site contains a wealth of information about upcoming Sunday liturgies including links to Scripture readings, numerous articles, contextual information, and more. There is a Spanish language option.
This site allows you to look up the readings for a given day, but unlike most other sites, in addition to allowing the site visitor to select the date of the readings, there is an option to select the language of the readings. Options include English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch and several more. The location of the language option might not be immediately apparent - it is to the right of the date option. Note that the default display is for the Gospel only. On the left, there is a link to all of the readings for the day.
Other information includes short commentaries on the Gospel and Saints of the Day.
This site is offered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It provides the daily scripture readings.
These notes try to serve the Church by helping lectors prepare to proclaim the Scriptures in our Sunday assemblies. For each day's first and second readings and occasionally for the gospel), the Notes give the historical and theological background, plus suggestions on oral interpretation.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offers the bible online, although they do not sell printed Bibles.
A comprehensive Catholic apologetics website, Scripture Catholic provides over 2,000 Scripture citations from the Old and New Testament that explain and defend the teachings of the Catholic Church. This site also provides hundreds of excerpts from the writings of the early Church Fathers (1st through 8th centuries) and explain the Fathers’ interpretation of Scripture and demonstrate that the early Church was unequivocally Catholic.
Explore the background and meaning of the Sunday Readings.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.
The USCCB web site contains a wealth of information on virtually all important issues. It also provides extensive information for anyone interested in the Beliefs and Teachings of the Catholic Church and much more
Online version of a Catholic Devotional Magazine based on the Daily Mass Readings.