A Biblical Devotional for Catholics
Year B


by Scott Hahn & Ken Ogorek

Prepare for the new liturgical year.


As Catholics, we draw meaning and purpose from the celebration of the Mass each Sunday. But what if we could enhance our experience of the Mass with a better grasp of the readings we hear?


In Breaking the Bread, a beautiful, full-color, clothbound companion for the Sunday Mass, beloved Scripture scholar Scott Hahn reflects on the Sunday Mass readings, providing insightful context for all Catholics to better understand what we hear—and why we hear it—on any given Sunday.

Breaking the Bread Devotional by Scott Hahn and Ken Ogorek
Breaking the Bread Devotional by Scott Hahn and Ken Ogorek

Draw more from the Mass.


Breaking the Bread will help all Catholics make the most of Sunday Mass through reflections on Scripture, the Catechism, and short prayers to help you deepen your personal relationship with the living Word of God: Jesus Christ.


This edition of Breaking the Bread highlights the lectionary readings for Year B. Additional volumes for Year A and Year C are forthcoming.


Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. Founder and President of the St. Paul Center, Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly since 1979; they have six children and twenty-one grandchildren. The author or editor of over forty popular and academic books, Dr. Hahn’s works include best-selling titles Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb’s Supper, Hope to Die, and Catholics in Exile.
Ken Ogorek
Ken Ogorek has served in catechetical and evangelization leadership for over thirty years. Ogorek’s service as a diocesan staff member—along with his involvement in national leadership initiatives—have made him a dependable, effective proponent of authentically Catholic evangelization and catechesis. He earned an MA in religious education from a Pontifical Center for Catechetical Studies and has authored two catechisms, one for youth and another for adults. Ken and his bride are parents to three adult children and currently live in Indiana where he serves on the pastoral staff for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Praise for Breaking the Bread

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

“In this magnificent book, Scott Hahn and Ken Ogorek show through the lens of Mark’s Gospel how God invites us into a loving relationship with His Word. These rich and powerful reflections on the Sunday Mass readings help us to truly encounter, fall more deeply in love with, and give ourselves completely to Jesus.

- Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Author of Building a Civilization of Love: A Catholic Response to Racism
Bishop Fernandes

“In Breaking the Bread, Scott Hahn and Ken Ogorek have produced a readable, digestible, and thoroughly enjoyable work with reflections on the lectionary cycle for Year B. The work helps capture the spirituality of the liturgical year and the short questions at the end of each reflection invite the reader to deeper interior reflection and prayer. The work is not to be missed!”


-Bishop Earl K. Fernandes
Bishop of Columbus (Ohio)
Ralph Martin

“What a good idea: integrating the Sunday readings with excerpts from the Catechism and questions for prayer and personal reflection. With Dr. Hahn’s customary profound and refreshing insight into Scripture and how it relates to us personally, this is a very useful resource.”


-Ralph Martin
President of Renewal Ministries and Author of A Church in Crisis
Kendra Tierney

"Good for individual study for grownups or older kids, or perfect to use together as a family after Mass on Sundays and important feast days throughout the year, the brief but comprehensive reflections will help everyone better understand the readings we hear each week. What a blessing for all ages!”


-Kendra Tierney
Mother of Ten and Author of The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life
Matt Fradd

“Breaking the Bread provides an excellent template for praying with the Sunday Mass readings. Scott Hahn's exegesis gives us the context we need for understanding the Word of the Lord and Ken Ogorek's catechesis helps us apply it to our lives.”


-Matt Fradd
Host of Pints with Aquinas

Breaking the Bread will be helpful not only for lay readers but especially for young priests trying to understand how to proclaim the combined message of the Sunday readings. Beautiful, well written, and easy to follow.”


Marcus Grodi, Founder and President of the Coming Home Network