Feb 15 2012
This post is now nearly complete and contains links (mostly biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. A few posts are still pending and links will probably also be added before Saturday.
SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Pending: My Notes on Today’s Responsorial (Psalm 41:2-3, 4-5, 13-14).
St Augustine on Today’s Responsorial Psalm (41:2-3, 4-5, 13-14). On the entire Psalm.
Haydock Bible Commentary on Today’s Psalm (41:2-3, 4-5, 13-14). On entire Psalm. In the Haydock numbering (following Septuagint and Vulgate) this is Psalm 40.
St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Today’s First Reading (2 Cor 1:18-22). Introduction and study of all of chapter 1.
Sunday Gospel Scripture Study Video on Today’s Gospel (Mark 2:1-12). Looks at the Gospel reading in detail. 64 minutes.
EWTN Podcast Study on Today’s Gospel (Mark 2:1-12). Podcast is on Mark 1:16-2:10.
A Lectio Divina Reading of Today’s Gospel (Mark 2:1-12). Reflection and prayer on the Gospel in the Carmelite tradition.
Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. This week’s episode not yet posted.
(1) St Martha’s Scripture Study Podcast. Looks at all the readings in some detail.
(2) St Martha’s Scripture Study Podcast. Different study, different presenter.
The Bible Workshop. Links to other resources, followed by a reading guide, the connection between the readings, and suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily, religious ed. instruction).
Res Biblica. Brief reflections on the readings.
- MP3 PODCAST In this week’s audio podcast, we discuss loneliness. Are we ostracized by choice or because of the choices others make? What do we do about loneliness? Do we accept it or do we try to overcome it?
- FIRST READING Leviticus laid out treatment for someone with a contagious rash (called “Leprosy” by the ancient writers). The reaction was quarantine. The infected were to live outside the community until their condition improved. The priests were the gates that allowed the sick to leave and reenter the community.
- PSALM Psalm 32 was a hymn of repentance, confession, and forgiveness. Blessed is the sinner who repents, then leads others to repentance.
- SECOND READING When can we do what we want? That might sound like a self-serving question, but it is a choice we face everyday in Western society. My self interest vs. the common good. However, we don’t have to face this dilemma, if we take St. Paul’s advice from his first letter to the Corinthians. Do whatever you like, but do it FOR the glory of God.
- GOSPEL A leper approached Jesus with a desire for a cure. Jesus obliged. In fact, Jesus made himself unclean by touching the leper, but that touch healed the sick man. Despite instructions to the contrary, the healed man went out and spread the Good News of this Jesus, the one who had God’s power.
- CHILDREN’S READINGS The stories for the reading present two different types of people. Jeremy was lonely, since he was the shy new kid at school. He didn’t have any friends. Brandy, however, was brave. She even asked a strange, lonely neighbor for help on her science project. That neighbor did help, and soon became a friend, just like Jesus was the friend of the leper.
- FAMILY ACTIVITY How do you welcome the outcast home? Create a “Welcome Home” poster and use that project to explain the gospel for this Sunday to your family members.
Catholic Mom’s Resources: Some resources not available, will update if this changes.
- Sunday’s Gospel
- Children’s Liturgy of the Word Planning Tool
- Coloring Page
- Lesson Plan
- Mass Worksheets – 7-10, 11-14
- Word Search – Puzzle, Solution
- Crossword – Puzzle, Solution
- Catholic Quiz of the Week Questions and Solutions
- Catechist Resources For Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
- Celebrating the Mass Lesson Plans
- Magnifikid free resource for Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological overview of the readings. Can be copied and distributed as a bulletin insert.
Lection Notes. Different from above. Very brief.
Sacerdos. Gives themes of today’s readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.
Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from a homily on the Gospel by St John Chrysostom.
Scripture in Depth. Succinct overview of the readings.
Father Barron’s Podcast Homily. Not yet listed as available.
Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief audio. Does good job of highlighting the major theme(s) of the readings. Text available.
Roman Missal. Latin and English side by side.
Roman Breviary. Latin and English side by side.
1. St John Chrysostom’s Commentary on 1 Cor 13:1-3. Commentary on homiletic form.
2. St John Chrysostom’s Commentary on 1 Cor 13:4-8a. Commentary in homiletic form.
Pending: 3. St John Chrysostom’s Commentary on 1 Cor 13:8b-13.
Aquinas’ Lectures on 1 Cor 13:1-13. Read all four lectures. Difficult but rewarding.
St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke 18:31-43. Commentary in homiletic form.
St Cyprian’s Treatise on Patience. Includes a treatment of 1 Cor 13:4~”love is patient.”
John Henry Newman’s Sermon on Love, The One Thing Needful. On 1 Cor 13:1. Preached while still an Anglican.
John Henry Newman’s Sermon on Faith and Love. On 1 Cor 13:2. Preached while still an Anglican.
John Henry Newman’s Sermon on Christian Manhood. On 1 Cor 13:11. Preached while still an Anglican.
Homily On The Epistle. Prefaced by Epistle Reading.
Homily On The Gospel. Prefaced by the Gospel Reading.
The following four links are to sermon notes which can provide excellent points for meditation or further study.
The Theological Virtues. Based upon the Epistle reading.
Charity. Based upon the Epistle text “the greatest of these is charity.”
Spiritual Blindness. Based upon the Gospel reading.
Self-Examination. Based upon the Gospel reading.