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• Deepen your understanding of the readings you hear at Mass.
• Get access to the most relevant weekly Bible study of your life.
• Get access to video, audio, outlines, and transcripts.

• Deepen your understanding of the readings you hear at Mass.
• Get access to the most relevant weekly Bible study of your life.
• Get access to video, audio, outlines, and transcripts.

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What's in this series?

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  • The Mass Readings Explained started with the desire to help people better prepare for Mass, as well as to help priests and deacons prepare homilies. With your active subscription you will receive the following:

    1. A Bible study with Dr. Pitre focusing on the Sunday Mass Readings: In-depth, full length Bible study on [a] the Gospel readings, connecting them with the Old Testament reading and Responsorial Psalm, as well as [b] a second video dedicated to the 2nd reading (usually from an epistle of St. Paul) for each Sunday Mass. These full length videos are more exhaustive than excerpt videos you may have seen on our Youtube channel and the subscription gives you access to #'s 2 and 3 below.

    2. Written transcript of Dr. Pitre’s Bible study: For those who prefer to read (rather than view or listen only), a written transcript of the entire Bible study will be provided for reading and reflection. 

    3. 1-2 page study guide with questions for reflection/discussion for each presentation: Ideal for prayer groups and group/parish Bible study, as well as personal reflection.

    4. Guaranteed Monday morning releases: Videos will be available on Monday mornings for group study, homily preparation, or personal preparation for the following Sunday Mass.  We send all subscribers a notification email that the video has been released.

    5.  Bonus videos: Introduction to the Gospel for the liturgical year we are on: Who wrote the Gospel? When was it written? Why was it written? Etc.

    6.  Renewals: Subscriptions will auto-renew based upon the billing interval you select, so you don't have to worry about the subscription suddenly "falling off."  You can update your subscription interval and credit card info in your customer portal if that needs to be updated (see below in the FAQs).

    Additional Notes: 
    7. Structure of the yearly Mass readings:  For those who may be new to our series, the Catholic Church has a 3 year cycle of Gospel Mass readings that goes through most of Matthew in one year ("Year A"), Mark in another ("Year B"), and Luke in the 3rd year ("Year C"). Then that cycle starts over again with each liturgical year beginning in Advent (usually late November).  A similar cycle is had for the 2nd reading as well over the course of 3 years. 

    8. This is a great resource for priests, deacons, teachers, Bible study leaders, and personal growth.

    9. This is also a great gift for your parish priests or deacons, family members, and friends: To gift this series, click here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How do I gift a subscription to someone? Learn more here on the subscription gift page.

    2. Do I need to subscribe at the beginning of the calendar year or liturgical year to get the most out of this series? Absolutely not. Subscribing at any point during the year is the perfect time. You'll have a access to all available videos in this series (previous ones as well) as long as your subscription is active. And, newly released videos moving forward don't assume you have watched prior videos. So, no matter what time of year it is, now is the perfect time to subscribe. 

    3. How do I access the videos after subscribing? While you will get an email explaining how to access them, you can click here to learn how to access the videos.

    4. Will I own these videos, outlines and transcripts? Since this is a digital subscription model, your subscription gives you access to the content, but not ownership.  For further explanation of the terms, kindly click here and read The Mass Readings Explained Series Subscription Policy.

    5. How do I update my credit card and/or pause/cancel my auto-renewing subscription? Log into your account, click on "My Account" at the top of the page (near the shopping cart icon), click on "My Subscriptions" red button, click "View Details" on your active subscription.  Here you can update your card information and/or pause or cancel your subscription near the bottom of the page. 

    6. If you have further questions, please email

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Customer Reviews

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Julie Hassel
Mass Readings Explained

Love it. Highly recommend if you want to grow in your Faith and have a closer relationship with Jesus!

Margene Eiguren
Review of "The Mass Readings Explained"

As a practicing Catholic, I have found The Mass Readings Explained to be invaluable to my understanding of the Bible, from the Old Testament to the New Testament. I highly recommend it to all.

Corina Becerra
The man born blind

Can you let us know where the reading comes from? I had to google the reading for the upcoming Sunday.

Thai you😊

Hello! You can find them listed on the transcript and study guide.

In-depth Reflection

The Mass Readings Explained is excellent. Dr. Pitre's reflections on the Mass readings always give an exhaustive explanations that help us connect the Old Testament with the New Testament. It makes us understand how the Old is fulfilled in the New even in its subtleties. He presents Scripture in such depth that is understandable even to the ordinary readers. Very useful material in group discussions and reflection using Lectio Divina.

Gladys Soto
Weekly Sunday readings are live changing!

Dr Pitre's videos are so easy to follow and deep at the same time. We watch them to prepare our hearts to the Mass. Even the Second Readings are in more detail now. We have more understanding of the Liturgical Year and the connections between the First reading and the Gospel. His quotes from the Church Father and his personal life experience are powerful too. The website is all set up to download everything he says in writing and a file with more detailed reflections and questions. Our hearts have been opening to God more and more the more we discover these hidden treasures. God bless