Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sunday Readings No Longer Available on the Subscriber Resource Center

Back in April, when it became apparent that many churches in the United States would not be open for Mass any time soon, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) decided to make the texts of the Sunday scriptures available free of charge to anyone who wanted to publish them. This was intended to allow people staying at home easier access to the Sunday readings through their electronic Sunday bulletins or other means. It was a temporary measure to help with an unprecedented situation. We at J. S. Paluch decided to offer these free readings to our customers on the Subscriber Resource Center (SRC) for as long as they were available. A couple months later, the USCCB extended the free reprint permission until the end of the liturgical year. We have continued to offer these free readings on the SRC as well.

The liturgical year ends on Sunday, November 22, and the USCCB has not extended the free reprint permission beyond that date. So starting with Sunday, November 29, we will no longer be offering the Sunday scripture texts on the SRC. Summaries of the Sunday readings and the citations for the readings are still available in the Today’s Readings and Readings for the Week features that have always been available to our customers.

Parishes can provide their parishioners a link to the readings at https://bible.usccb.org but they can no longer reprint the texts of the readings in their bulletins without paying a fee to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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