Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship
September 2016 and January 2017 Newsletter
The publication of the current four-volume Lectionary for Mass between 1998 and 2002 included all saints and blesseds at that time. With the passage of time, and another Lectionary update from the Congregation in 2015 (Notitiae 51 , 349-360), the USCCB’s Secretariat of Divine Worship began to compile all the updated citations and other corrections into a supplemental volume of the Lectionary for Mass. This collection of readings was eventually augmented and developed into the Lectionary for Mass Supplement.
Contents of the Supplement include readings for saints included in the Third Edition of the Roman Missal (e.g., St. Sharbel Makhlūf, Priest) or those following its 2011 publication (e.g., St. John Paull II, Pope); saints proper to the dioceses of the United States of America (e.g., St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin); readings for the extended Vigil of Pentecost; and other texts for some Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, and Votive Masses.
Editions are available from Catholic Book Publishing Company, Liturgy Training Publications, and Liturgical Press.