OFFICE FOR LITURGY

of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford

YEAR C: THE YEAR OF SAINT LUKE

Luke’s Gospel represents Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem - a journey which is completed in the Acts of the Apostles by the journey of the Church from Jerusalem ‘to the ends of the earth’. The Lectionary in the year of Luke represents faithfully his ‘Travel Narrative’ (chapters 9-19) - Jesus’ journey to death, to resurrection and his return to the Father (see Sundays 13-31). Luke’s vision of the journey is not geographical or chronological Rather it is seen as a journey for the whole Church and for the individual christian, a journey towards suffering and glory. Each Gospel passage should mean a great deal more to preacher and reader when it is seen in the context of the whole programme of readings for Year C.
 
Unit I The figure of Jesus the Messiah Sundays 1-2
SUNDA Y 1 The baptism of Jesus Lk 3:15-16. 21-22
SUNDAY 2 The marriage feast at Cana Jn 2:1.12
 
Unit II Luke’s programme for Jesus’ ministry Sundays 3-4
SUNDAY 3 Prologue. The visit to Nazareth (1) Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21
SUNDAY 4 The visit to Nazareth (2) Lk 4:21-30
Unit III The Galilean Ministry Sundays 5-12
SUNDAY 5 *The call of the first apostles Lk 5:1-11
SUNDAY 6 The sermon on the plain (1) Lk 6:17. 20.26
SUNDAY 7 The sermon on the plain (2) Lk 6:27-38
SUNDAY 8 The sermon on the plain (3) Lk 6:39.45
SUNDAY 9 The cure of the centurion’s servant Lk 7:1-10
SUNDAY 10 *The Widow ofNain Lk 7:11.17
SUNDAY 11 *Jesus’ feet anointed: the sinful woman Lk 7:36-8:3
SUNDAY 12 Peter’s confession offaith Lk 9:18-24
 
Unit IV The first part of the ‘Travel Narrative’: Sundays 13-23
The qualities Jesus demands of those who follow him

SUNDAY 13 *The journey to Jerusalem begins Lk 9:51-62
SUNDAY 14 *The mission of the seventy.two Lk 10:1-12.17-20
SUNDAY 15 *The Good Samaritan Lk 10:25-37
SUNDAY 16 *Martha and Mary Lk 10:38-42
SUNDAY 17 *The importunate friend Lk 11:1-13
SUNDAY 18 *The parable of the rich fool Lk 12:13-21
SUNDAY 19 The need for vigilance Lk 12:32-48
SUNDAY 20 ‘Not peace but division’ Lk 12:49-53
SUNDAY 21 Few will be saved Lk 13:22-30
SUNDAY 22 True humility Lk 14:1. 7-14
SUNDAY 23 The cost of discipleship Lk 14:25-33
 
Unit V The ‘Gospel within the Gospel’: Sunday 24
The message of pardon and reconciliation - the parables of God’s mercy

SUNDAY 24 *The lost coin, the lost sheep, and the prodigal son Lk 15:1-32
 
Unit VI The second part of the ‘Travel Narrative’: Sundays 25-31
The obstacles facing those who follow Jesus

SUNDAY 25 *The unjust steward Lk 16:1-13
SUNDAY 26 *The rich man and Lazarus Lk 16:19-31
SUNDAY 27 * A lesson on faith and dedication Lk 17:5-10
SUNDAY 28 *The ten lepers Lk 17:11-19
SUNDAY 29 *The unjust judge Lk 18:1-8
SUNDAY 30 *The Pharisee and the tax collector Lk 18:9-14
SUNDAY 31 *Zacchaeus Lk 19:1-10
 
Unit VII The ministry in Jerusalem Sundays 32-33
SUNDAY 32 The resurrection debated Lk 20:27-38
SUNDAY 33 The signs announcing the end Lk 21:5-19
 
Unit VIII Christ the King: reconciliation Sunday 34
SUNDAY 34 *The repentant thief Lk 23:35-43

Note: Passages marked with an asterisk are found only in the Gospel of Luke