Read the Catholic Bible in a Year

Including the Deuterocanonicals

Week 1

with 50 comments

Day 1 Gen 1 | Ps 1 | Mt 1:1-17
Day 2 Gen 2 | Ps 2 | Mt 1:18-25
Day 3 Gen 3 | Ps 3 | Mt 2
Day 4 Gen 4 | Ps 4 | Mt 3
Day 5 Gen 5-6:8 | Ps 5 | Mt 4
Day 6 Gen 6:9-7:24 | Ps 6 | Mt 5:1-20
Day 7 Gen 8-9 | Ps 7 | Mt 5:21-48

Are you reading on a smart phone? You might prefer all of the readings on a single page … find it here!

Written by Lori

March 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

50 Responses

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  1. Thank you for this work….God bless you!


    August 27, 2011 at 2:21 am

  2. This is wonderful. Thank you!

    Kathleen Bush

    August 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

  3. I am excited to join praying the bible in one year … so touched it is Catholic bible in one year! Yes!


    September 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm

  4. Thank you for organizing this. We Catholics often didn’t grow up reading the Bible, and most Bible-reading plans don’t include the Apocrypha. So again, thank you!!


    December 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    • You are very welcome! I really had a lot of fun putting it together; I hope you are blessed as you read it all as much as I have been!


      December 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      • Lori, I’m thrilled to have found your site and excited to get started! I was a little confused and want to make sure I don’t miss anything! When I looked at week 1, day 1… For instance, Genesis 1 – 28, below the footnotes there is an opportunity to hit a ‘forward’ button… Do I hit the button for more reading? Or is that for more footnotes? It appears to take me to the next days readings, is that correct? Don’t want to miss a word!
        Thank you and God bless you…


        November 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      • I think the “forward” button is a feature on the Bible Gateway website, to which I link. It isn’t related to the readings I have posted.

        If you click the “forward” button at the bottom of the Genesis readings, it will take you only to the next chapter of Genesis. If you click the “forward” button at the bottom of the Psalm reading, it will take you to the next chapter of Psalms.

        To get to the next day’s readings, you need to go back to the “Read the Catholic Bible in a Year” website and click the link there, in order to get all 3 readings (Old Testament, Psalm/Wisdom, New Testament).

        I hope that makes sense – please let me know if it is only more confusing!

        In His Love, Lori


        November 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm

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    December 14, 2011 at 12:35 am

  6. I just finished reading the Catholic Bible for 2011 and plan to read it again in 2012. Thank you for your help.

    Manuel Silva

    December 31, 2011 at 2:37 am

  7. Thank you. My son was giving me readings from a protestant site, only starting in December. He also gave them to me late at night so I was too tired to read them. I know that they are missing books that our Bible has so I am thrilled about this. What would be really great would be a reading companion to go with the readings.

    Praise be to God for a very Blessed New Year and that we focus on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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    Linda Meglio

    January 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm

  8. Finally found a Catholic version of reading the bible in a year!! Thank you thank you. Lord be with us all!

    Cecile Clark

    January 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  9. This is wonderful! Thank you~

    Charlene Rehder

    January 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  10. thank you for do this great work, i have a question, it is posible to have this program in spanish?.

    Marco José

    January 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    • I am not able to do this in Spanish, but I did find this website where someone can download a copy of the Catholic Bible in Spanish for free. They could then follow the reading plan on their own computer:

      I’m sorry I can’t be more help, but maybe this will work?


      January 13, 2012 at 12:59 am

  11. Thank-you for your work and for continuing to host these pages! Happy New Year!


    December 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    • I hope 2013 is a year of great blessings for you Lisa-Marie!


      December 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm

  12. hello, can we use the same readings for 2013?


    January 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

    • Absolutely! I set it up so that you can start it any time (doesn’t have to be Jan. 1) and if you follow the plan, you will read every word of the Bible in 365 days. Good luck and be blessed!


      January 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  13. Do you have a print out for the yearly Bible read? It would be helpful when traveling and have no internet connection…..thank–you…..bill


    January 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

  14. This is a blessing and a God given gift for the year 2013 the year of blessings and break ghrough.

    Stella Nkhonya

    January 9, 2013 at 11:37 am

    • Thank you Stella! I’ve been blessed many times over and hope you will be too!


      January 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

  15. Please share with me the daily literagical.

    Bertha Mkanda Banda

    January 11, 2013 at 12:41 am

  16. Thanks for all your work on this, it is excellent! I started with this at the beginning of the year and am primarily reading on my iPhone. It would be useful to me if the links to all 365 days were on one page as I am lagging behind schedule a bit and I have to do a lot of clicking around on a small screen to find my place. Do you have any objection to making my own page of links to all 365 days, and if I do, could I post it on my parish website including a link to your site and a statement of credit for your work?


    February 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    • I have no objection whatsoever, and you don’t need to give any credit. I don’t use a smart phone so I didn’t realize it would be helpful to have all of the links on a single page – now I’m wondering if I should have another page to give people that option?


      February 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    • Hi Darick – I spent time this morning creating a page that has all of the readings on it. You’ll find it here:

      I’d appreciate your feedback – should I create some kind of a break to make it easier to find your place? What would you suggest?

      You can let me know when you have a moment.

      Thank you! Lori


      February 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

  17. I am so happy that I discovered this site. It will be a blessing to read the bible in one year and May the Blessings of Almighty God be with you!


    August 12, 2013 at 10:28 am

    • Welcome! I hope you are as blessed as I have been! ~Lori


      August 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  18. I am so happy to have discovered this site. I began today and trust that 2014 will be a year of blessings from Our Savior.


    December 23, 2013 at 3:18 am

    • Welcome! I’m so happy you have started and will pray for you today, that your journey through scriptures with the Holy Spirit is greatly blessed!


      December 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  19. This is a great tool. Happy New Year and thanks!


    January 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    • You are very welcome! Happy New Year and I pray you are blessed!


      January 1, 2014 at 10:21 pm

  20. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Lori! May God bless you!


    July 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    • You’re welcome, Leigh! Good luck and be richly blessed!


      July 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm

  21. This is amazing Lori! Thank you! Have you thought about bringing this into an App form?


    July 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    • Hi Angie! I don’t know how to create an app. If someone else had the know-how, I would certainly help in any way I could! Did you see the link to a page with all the readings on one page? It’s at the top, just below the readings and above the weeks’ photo.


      July 31, 2014 at 9:47 pm

  22. This is a wonderful contribution. God bless you. Is it possible to download the electronic form of Bible arranged as per the suggested reading plan to assist those that may not have internet all the time

    Magnus Ngoile

    August 1, 2014 at 8:15 am

    • Hi Magnus! I don’t have an electronic version to download, unfortunately. Have you ever heard of e-sword? It is free and you can download it to your desktop – I think the King James Version has the deuterocanonical books included. You could print out the reading plan from a website (like this one: ) and follow it even if you don’t have internet!


      August 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

  23. I did this “pilgrimage” a year and a half ago, and just started again on Sept 1. I learned so much the first time, and am looking forward to absorbing much more this time. Thank you for putting this online for us who know so little about the Bible. God bless you, and everyone who participates in this reading.


    September 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    • Welcome back, and may God bless you richly as you journey once again. I think one of my favorite things in the world is reading something familiar, but hearing it new and having an “aha!” moment. Thank you for taking time to comment!


      September 3, 2014 at 10:54 pm

  24. Thankyou very much for this, it’s very good, God Bless you all. Thanks.


    November 26, 2014 at 5:53 am

    • You’re welcome, Keki! God bless you as your spend time with Him.


      November 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

  25. I am grateful to you for all of your hard word. May Jesus richly bless you.


    January 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    • Thank you so much! I hope you are blessed as well as you spend time in His Word. ~Lori


      January 8, 2015 at 2:07 am

      • Hi, Lori , i am a catholic and always wanted to read the Bible and get a better undetstandi understanding of the Bible, and wanted to know if you can get a understanding reading alone, i do read in my Bible, and i enjoy it want. Don’t have a study partner, can i do it alone. Beverly reaching out for help.

        Beverly Williams

        February 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      • Hi Beverly! You don’t need a study partner. What this plan does is simply tell you what you need to read each day in order to read the entire Catholic Bible in one year.

        What I like is that you will read scripture in order from start-to-finish (not bouncing around) so certain things will make sense in a way they haven’t before – you read a complete book in context. I also like that you are reading new testament and old testament at the same time; if one section is a little tedious, the other is still interesting.

        I guess what I don’t like is some days there is a LOT of reading and when I am pressed for time a tend to skim through it. If you don’t care whether you actually complete this in one year, you can certainly slow it down a little! I also recommend journaling – you can be as brief or as detailed as you like, but just write something about what you read that day.

        Other than that, there is no formal study with this plan. When I first started I really lacked discipline to read each day. If you already do, you’ve won half the battle! Now, though, I love to read every single day and am so blessed by it. I hope you will be too!

        In His Love,


        February 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

  26. Could you please gove me a complete plan fo a year so that I can download and follow easily.
    Thank you.

    Alex PonnIah Arul

    June 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

  27. This has been here a while now but I am so glad I found it – I look forward to an amazing year (at least) of visiting this site. Thank you! yours with prayer


    August 4, 2015 at 4:08 am

    • I guess it has been here a while! I didn’t realize it’s been over 4 years until you wrote that and I looked back. What a blessing this has been for me – I hope and pray that it is for you as well! God bless you.


      August 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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