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Dec 03 2013

This Week’s Commentaries and Posts~Sunday, December 1-Sunday, December 8, 2013 (First Week of Advent)

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR A

COMMENTARIES AND RESOURCES FOR TODAY’S MASS (Ordinary Form).

EXTRAORDINARY FORM: Commentaries and Resources.

Last Week’s Posts.

Update: Study the Gospels and the Catechism Online in a Year.

Update: The Time of the Antichrist: Newman’s First Advent Discourse. The first of four discourse on the Antichrist by John Henry Newman.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
MONDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings

Today’s Divine Office.

My Notes on Isaiah 4:2-6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 122.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 122.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 122.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on 122.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 8: 8:5-11.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew  8:5-11.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 8:5-11.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 8:5-11.

Update: Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER, PRIEST

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Isaiah 11:1-10. This post is actually on verses 1-16.

My Notes on Isaiah 11:1-10.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 72.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 72.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 72.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 10:21-24.

Update: Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
WEDNESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Haydock’s Commentary on Isaiah 25:6-10. Very basic notes.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 23.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 23.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 23.

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 23.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 15:29-37.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 15:29-37.

Update: Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
THURSDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

My Notes on Isaiah 26:1-6.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 118.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 118.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 118.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 7:21, 24-27.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 7:21, 24-27. This post includes commentary on verses 22 & 23 as well.

Maldonado’s Commentary on Matthew 7:21, 24-27. This post includes commentary on verses 22 & 23 as well.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 7:21, 24-27. On 21-27.

Update: Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
FRIDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Pending (maybe): My Notes on Isaiah 29:17-24.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 27.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 27.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 27.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 27.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 9:27-31.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 9:27-31.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 9:27-31.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 9:27-31.

Update: Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST AMBROSE, BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

Today’s Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 147.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 147.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 147. On verses 1-11.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8.

Update: Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR A

Resources and Commentaries for the Second Sunday of Advent (Ordinary Form). Not yet complete.

Extraordinary Form: Resources and Commentaries.

Update: Free Study of the Gospels in a Year Using the Ignatius Study Bible.

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Nov 16 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013: Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

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This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. Please keep in mind that the readings for the two forms differ from one another.

ORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Malachi 3:19-20a (4:1-2 in some translations)

Navarre Bible Commentary on Malachi 3:19-20a (4:1-2).

Word-Sunday Notes on Malachi 3:19-20a.

Homilist’s Catechism on Malachi 3:19-20a.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 98.

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 98.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12. On 6-15.

Word-Sunday Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

Homilist’s Catechism on 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 21: 5-19.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 21:5-19.

Word-Sunday Notes on Luke 21:5-19.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 21:5-19.

Homilist’s Catechsim on Luke 21:5-19.

GENERAL RESORUCES:

Sacred Page Blog: The End is Near! Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings. Time sensitive link.

Lector Notes.

Gospel Summary with Life Implications. St Vincent’s Archabbey.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Brief excerpt on the gospel from Nilus of Ancyra.

Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.

The Bible Workshop. Links to relevant articles, a reading guide on the gospel, review of the readings, suggested lessons (homily ideas).

Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.

PODCASTS:

Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on Malachi. Very basic introduction to the books of Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Malachi. Click on POD icon to listen to part 4 which includes the verses used in the first reading.

Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast on 2 Thessalonians. Very basic introduction to the letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 21. Click on POD icon to listen.

Father Mcllhone’s Audio/PowerPoint Lecture on Luke 21. Begins at 20:41.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the Sunday readings in some detail. Link is to archive page and newest studies are usually posted on Thursdays.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast on the Sunday Readings. Looks at the readings in some detail.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Very brief. Highlights major theme(s).

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. From the noted speaker, author and theologian.

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections on the Sunday Readings: In four parts approx. 15 minutes each.

1. Introduction: Contemplation and Purity of Heart.

2. On the First Reading and Psalm.

3. On the Second Reading.

On the Gospel Reading.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Dominica VI quae superfuit Post Epiphaniam IV. Novembris ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

Daily Roman Missal. Be sure correct date is set.

Roman Breviary. Be sure correct date is set.

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistle and Gospel.

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10.

My Notes on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

Father Callan on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

Bishop MacEvily on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

St John Chrysostom on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 13:31-35.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 13:31-35.

Cornelius a Lapide on Matt 13:31-35.

Juan de Maldonado on Matt 13:31-35.

St Jerome’s Commentary on Matt 13:31-35.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matt 13:31-35.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES: Lesson and Gospel. Please Note: A number of the links below are to online books. You can use the site’s zoom feature at the bottom of the page to increase the text size for easier reading.

St John Chrysostom’s Homily on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Same as commentary listed above.

What the Apostle Praises in the Thessalonians. Homily on 1 Thess 1:1-10.

Sermon Plan: Prayer for Each Other. Homily Notes on the 1 Thess 1:2 with some catechism links.

St Jerome’s Homily on Matthew 13:31-35. Same as commentary listed above.

Pending: Sermon Plan: Parables.  Homily notes on Matthew 13:34 with some links.

Cross and Crown. A homily on the Gospel.

Sins of Which Little Account Is Made. Homily on the Gospel.

On Venial Sin. Homily on the Gospel.

The Small Beginning, Yet Marvelous Growth of the Church. Homily on the Gospel.

The Two Parables of the Gospel. Homily on Gospel.

The Catholicity of the Church. Homily on the Gospel.

The Feast Day’s of the Church. Homily on the Gospel.

The Church a Grain of Mustard Seed. Homily on the Gospel.

Sins Which Many People Think Trivial. Homily on the Gospel.

Venial Sins a Great Evil. Homily on the Gospel.

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Oct 13 2013

This Week’s Posts: Sunday, October 13-Sunday, October 20, 2013

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica XXI Post Pentecosten II. Octobris ~ II. classis

 

RESOURCES FOR TODAY’S MASS (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms).

 

Last Week’s Posts.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
MONDAY OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Today’s Mass Readings.

 

Today’s Divine Office.

 

Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 1:1-7.

 

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 1:1-7.

 

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 1:1-7.

 

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Romans 1:1-7.

 

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Romans 1:1-7. Scroll down to page 14 and read lectures 1-4.

 

Father Rickaby’s Commentary on Romans 1:1-7.

 

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 98.

 

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 98.

 

Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 98.

 

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 98.

 

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:29-32.

 

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 11:29-32. Somewhat fragmented on verses 29-36.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST TERESA OF JESUS, VIRGIN AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

 

Today’s Mass Readings.

 

Today’s Divine Office.

 

Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 1:16-25. On 15-25.

 

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 1:16-25.

 

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 1:16-25.

 

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Romans 1:16-25. Scroll down and read lectures 5-7.

 

Update: Father Rickaby’s Notes on Romans 1:16-25.

 

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 19.

 

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 19.

 

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 19.

 

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 19.

 

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:37-41. On 37-46.

 

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 11:37-41.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
WEDNESDAY OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Today’s Mass Readings.

 

Today’s Divine Office.

 

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 2:1-11.

 

Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 2:1-11.

 

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 2:1-11.

 

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 62.

 

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 62.

 

Pope John Paul II’s Commentary on Psalm 62.

 

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:42-46. On 37-46.

 

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 11:42-46. On 42-48.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, BISHOP AND MARTYR

 

Today’s Mass Readings.

 

Today’s Divine Office.

 

Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 3:21-30. On 21-31.

 

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 3:21-30. On 21-31.

 

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 3:21-30. On 21-31.

 

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 130.

 

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 130.

 

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 130.

 

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 11:47-54.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013
FEAST OF ST LUKE, EVANGLEIST

 

Today’s Mass Readings.

 

Today’s Divine Office.

 

Father Callan’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:10-17.

 

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:10-17.

 

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 145.

 

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 145.

 

Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 145.

 

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 10:1-9.

 

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Luke 10:1-9.

 

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 10:1-9. On 1-7.

 

Aquinas’ Homily Notes for the Feast of St Luke.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013
MEMORIAL OF SAINTS JOHN DE BREBEUF AND ISSAC JOGUES, PRIESTS, AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS

 

Today’s Mass Readings.

 

Today’s Divine Office.

 

Father Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Romans 4:13, 16-18. On 13-25.

 

Bishop MacEvilly’s Commentary on Romans 4:13, 16-18. On 13-18.

 

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 4:13, 16-18. On 13-18.

 

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 105.

 

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 105.

 

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 12:8-12.

 

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on Luke 12:8-12. On 8-10.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013
TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Dominica XXII Post Pentecosten IV. Octobris ~ II. classisTWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 

Pending: RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY MASS (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms). Usually posted on the evenings of Tues., Wed., or Thurs.

 

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Aug 03 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013: Commentaries and Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013
ORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17.

  • Pending: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 90. Whole psalm.
  • Pending: Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 12:13-21.

  • Pending: Bishop Knecht’s Practical Commentary on Luke 12:13-21. From the St Joe of O blog. I’m assuming it will be posted.

GENERAL RESOURCES:

  • Sacerdos. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral applications.
  • The Bible Workshop. Guide to the Gospel; review of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).
  • Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background.
  • The Wednesday Word. Reflections and commentary on the Sunday readings by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. He is a world renowned biblical scholar who contributed four commentaries on the NT section of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (Matt, Mark, Acts, Pastorals), and was general editor of the New Jerusalem Bible.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica XI Post Pentecosten I. Augusti ~ II. classis

 MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 Cor 15:1-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 7:31-37.

HOMILIES AND HELP FOR HOMILIES:

  • Abuse of Speech. Homily on the Gospel by Fr. Agustine Wirth, O. S.B., a famed preacher of his day.

HOMILY NOTES: May supply suggestions or ideas for a homily but can also be used as points for meditation and prayer.

  • Correspondence to Grace. Pending. On the Epistle.

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Jul 06 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013~Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

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As noted in a previous post, severe weather and flooding have caused these resources to be delayed. Additional resources such as podcasts and links to other sites (under the heading “General Resources”) may or may not be posted by Sunday.

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
ORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 66:10-14c.

  • Pending (maybe): My Notes on Isaiah 66:10-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Galatians 6:14-18.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20.

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica VII Post Pentecosten ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Rom 6:19-23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matt 7:15-21.

HOMILIES ON THE LESSON AND GOSPEL:

HOMILY NOTES:  The following four homily notes can be used for sermon ideas, points of meditation, further study.

  • Hell. Epistle Lesson Theme.

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Jun 05 2013

Sunday June 9, 2013~Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

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This post contains resources (biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. A couple of commentaries are listed as pending, and I hope to have them up by later tonight, or on Wednesday evening. I will add a General Resources category for the Ordinary Form, and also some podcasts as well.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
ORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME.

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: 1 Kings 17:17-24.

  • Pending: Navarre Commentary on 1 Kings 17:17-24.
  • Pending (maybe): My Notes on 1 Kings 17:17-24.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 30.

  • Pending: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 30.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Galatians 1:11-19.

COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 7:11-17

EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica III Post Pentecosten ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 Peter 5:6-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 15:1-10.

HOMILIES, HOMILY NOTES  & OUTLINES:

  • Homily Notes on Luke 15:4. On the Human Soul. Can be used for sermon preparation, meditation points, or points to further study.

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May 16 2013

Resources for Pentecost Sunday (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

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This post contains links to a number of general resources relating to Pentecost, followed by specific resources (mostly biblical commentaries) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. A few resources are marked “pending” and will be made available Sunday or Monday evening. If any further resources are added these will be marked “update.” Resources for the Vigil Mass of Pentecost can be found here.

GENERAL RESOURCES
PENTECOST SUNDAY

MAY 19, 2013

  • Catechism of the Catholic ChurchContains links to all the articles on the Holy Spirit. For catechism texts quoting or referencing the specific Mass readings see the “Homilist’s Catechism” links in the Ordinary and Extraordinary sections below.

The Church and the Mystery of Pentecost. Audio lecture by catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre.

  • Pope John Paul II’s Catechesis on the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit:

Reflection on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit .
1. Gift of Wisdom
.
2. Gift of Understanding.
3. Gift of Knowledge
.
4. Gift of Counsel.
5. Gift of Fortitude

6. Gift of Piety

7. Gift of Fear of the Lord
.

RESOURCES FOR THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
PENTECOST SUNDAY

READINGS AND OFFICE: Please Note: the Lectionary for today allows for an alternate second reading and an alternate Gospel reading. I’ve supplied commentary for all.

  • Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 2:1-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13. Or Rom 8:8-17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 20:19-23. Alternate: John 14:15-16, 23b-26.

HOMILIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 2:1-11.

RESOURCES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE
DOMINICA PENTECOSTES

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • Roman Missal. Latin and English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.
  • Roman Breviary. Latin and English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Acts 2:1-11.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 14:23-31.

HOMILIES ON THE LESSON READING: Acts 2:1-11.

HOMILIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 14:23-31.

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Apr 20 2013

Sunday, April 21:Resources for Mass~Fourth Sunday of Easter (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

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This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 2013
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR C
ORDINARY FORM

 

READINGS AND OFFICE:

 

 

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 13:14, 43-52.

 

 

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5.

 

 

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 7:9, 14b-17.

 

 

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 10:27-30.

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES: Sites which offer commentaries, reflections, summaries,etc., on one or more of the readings in a single post.

 

  • SacerdosGives the theme(s) of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.
  • Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.
  • Scripture Speaks. Since the site doesn’t post every week I’ve linked to the archive.
  • The Bible Workshop. Links to several relevant articles, contains a reading guide to the gospel text, a comparison of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).
  • The Wednesday WordIt’s about the Sunday readings, but the document is posted on Wednesday, hence the name. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.
  • St Charles Borromeo Parish’s Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings, usually with some background info as well.
  •  Sacred Page Blog: Both “Lamb” and “Shepherd”. Reflection on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.
  • Preaching the Lectionary. Reflection on the gospel from the Christian Leadership Center, an ecumenical site.
  • Glancing Thoughts: Brief reflection on the first reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.
  • The Gospel in its Historical Cultural Context. Briefly highlights the significance of Jesus’ relationship to the Father in terms of first century Mediterranean culture.
  • Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt on the Gospel from St Cyril of Alexandria.
  • Scripture In Depth. Succinct summary of the readings and their relation to one another.
  • The Unofficial Lectionary. Readings from the Douay-Rheims bible followed by notes from the old Haydock commentary.

 

CHILDREN AND TEEN RESOURCES:

 

 

PODCASTS: Bible studies and homilies.

 

  • On the Readings as a Whole: On the three readings and the Psalm.

 

    1. St Martha’s Bible Study Podcast for the 4th Sunday of Easter.
    2. Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast for the 4th Sunday of Easter. Link is to archive page. Episode will be available sometime Thursday.
    3. Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief overview highlighting the main theme(s) of the readings

 

  • Father Francis Martin’s Reflections: 4 parts, each approximately 15 minutes. The first is introductory and the remaining three look at the readings.

 

  1. Part 1. Introduction.
  2. Part 2First reading and psalm.
  3. Part 3. Second reading.
  4. Part4. Gospel.

 

  • Acts of Apostles Chapter 7:

 

  1. Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast on Acts of Apostles. Listen to part 6 which deals with chapters 6-9.
  2. EWTN’s Gospel of the Holy Spirit (on Acts of Apostles). Listen to episode 4.
  3. St Catherine of Siena’s Podcast Study of Acts of Apostles. On chapters 6-8.

 

  • Revelation Chapter 7:

 

  1. Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast Study of Revelation. Three part study provides background and overview to the book.
  2. St Martha’s Parish Podcast Study of Revelation Chapters 6 & 7. Please note that the study opens with a brief reading from Mark 13. Power-point handout for above talk.
  3. (2) Another Study on Revelation by St Martha’s Parish On chapters 7-11.
  4. Catholic Study of the Book of Revelation. On chapters 7-12.

 

  • Gospel of John 10:
  1. EWTN’s Series on John 10-11. Scroll down and listen to episode 9.
  2. St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast on John. Click on session 8.
  3. St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on John. Click on POD icon or direct download link.
  4. Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast on John. Scroll down and click on the episode deal with 10:14-12:6.
  5. Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Video. Excellent resource. Looks at the gospel in detail.

 

  • HOMILIES:

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily.

Life Teen Podcast for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. I’ve also listed this below under the podcast heading.

Fr. Guilbeau’s Homily – April 25, 2010 Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download
Fr. Jones’s Homily – April 25, 2010 Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download
Fr. Matarazzo’s Homily – April 25, 2010 Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
Dominica III Post Pascha ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

  • Roman Missal. Latin & English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.

  • Roman Breviary. Latin & English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.

  • Goffine’s Instruction on the Epistle and Gospel. Famous devotional work in English. Similar to the content in the Missal link but it also includes brief instructions on the readings plus a brief essay on Encouragement to Patience in Adversity, base upon John 16:20.

COMMENTARIES/RESOURCES  ON THE LESSON: 1 Peter 2:11-19.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 16:16-22.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:

  • Pending: St Augustine’s Homily on the Gospel.

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Apr 08 2013

This Week’s Posts: Sunday, April 7–Sunday, April 14 (Divine Mercy Sunday–Third Sunday of Easter)

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Please note that Divine Mercy Sunday is also known as the Second Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form of the Rite.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 2013
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Dominica in Albis in Octava Paschae ~ I. classis

 RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY MASS (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms).

Last Week’s Posts (Sunday, March 31-Sunday, April 7.

MONDAY, APRIL 8 2013
SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
In Annuntiatione Beate Mariæ Virgine ~ I. classis
Commemoratio: Feria Secunda infra Hebdomadam Passionis

ORDINARY FORM:

EXTRAORDINARY FORM: Reading from Isaiah differs slightly from the OF, Gospel is identical.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 2013
TUESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER
Feria Tertia infra Hebdomadam I post Octavam Paschae ~ IV. classis
Commemoratio: S. Aniceti Papae et Martyris 

ORDINARY FORM:

EXTRAORDINARY FORM:

  • NOTE: The Gospel reading for today (see below) is the same as was used in the Ordinary Form for Divine Mercy Sunday.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 2013
WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER
Feria Quarta infra Hebdomadam I post Octavam Paschae ~ IV. classis

ORDINARY FORM:

EXTRAORDINARY FORM:

  • NOTE: The Gospel reading for today (see below) is the same as was used in the Ordinary Form for Divine Mercy Sunday.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 2013
MEMORIAL OF ST STANISLAUS, BISHOP AND MARTYR
Feria Quinta infra Hebdomadam I post Octavam Paschae ~ IV. classis 

ORDINARY FORM:

EXTRAORDINARY FORM:

  • NOTE: The Gospel reading for today (see below) is the same as was used in the Ordinary Form for Divine Mercy Sunday.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER
Feria Sexta infra Hebdomadam I post Octavam Paschee ~ IV. classis

ORDINARY FORM:

EXTRAORDINARY FORM:

  • NOTE: The Gospel reading for today (see below) is the same as was used in the Ordinary Form for Divine Mercy Sunday.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 2013
SATURDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF EASTER
S. Anselmi Episcopi Confessoris et Ecclesiae Doctoris ~ III. classis
Tempora: Sabbato infra Hebdomadam I post Octavam Paschae

ORDINARY FORM:

EXTRAORDINARY FORM:

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 2013
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Dominica II Post Pascha ~ II. classis

RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY MASS (Ordinary Form). Almost complete.

Pending: RESOURCES FOR SUNDAY MASS (Extraordinary Form). Wednesday or Thursday evening.

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Mar 14 2013

Mass Resources for the 5th Sunday of Lent (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

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This post contains Mass resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for the Fifth Sunday of Lent for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. The post will be updates several times before Sunday.

MASS RESOURCES FOR THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE RITE
SUNDAY,MARCH 17, 2013
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 43:16-21.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 126.

  • Pending: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 126.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 3:8-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 8:1-11.

  • UPDATE: Was the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Really a Later Addition? From Dr. Michael Barber of the Sacred Page Blog. Not a commentary on today’s reading but an issue of importance in relation to it. I’ve decided to link to it here rather than under “General Resources” since more people tend to focus on the “Commentaries on the Gospel” heading. Do check out the General Resources though, there are a number of fine resources there, including Dr. Barber’s fellow Sacred Page blogger, Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings (actually, this week’s SP reflection is by Dr. Barber and, as just noted, is located below under “General Resources”.

GENERAL RESOURCES: sites that usually deal with the readings as a whole (with some occasional specialty studies).

  • Word Sunday. All the readings in both and literal translation, notes on the text, podcast, children’s reading.
  • The Unofficial Lectionary. Previously posted. All the readings from the Douay-Rheims Challoner version followed by notes from the old Haydock Commentary.
  • Sacerdos.  Gives the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.
  • Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.
  • Scripture Speaks. I’ve linked to the archive. Hasn’t been updated in a while.
  • The Bible Workshop. Links to several relevant articles, contains a reading guide to the gospel text, a comparison of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).
  • The Wednesday Word.  It’s about the Sunday readings, but the document is posted on Wednesday, hence the name. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.

CHILDREN’S RESOURCES:

  • Catholic Mom.  Scroll down to this Sunday. Resources appear oriented towards 7-14 years of age.
  • We Believe. Activities geared towards Kindergarten through 8th grade. Also has resources for catechists, clergy, etc.
  • The Catholic Toolbox. Not yet posted. Activities, crafts, games, etc., for class or home.
  • Domestic Church. Lent and Easter activities arranged for families, younger children, older children.

 PODCASTS:

MASS RESOURCES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE RITE
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
PASSION SUNDAY

Dominica I Passionis ~ I. classis

READINGS, BREVIARY, GENERAL RESOURCES:

COMMENTARIES ON THE EPISTLE: Hebrews 9:11-15.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 8:46-59.

TEXT HOMILIES, NOTES, OUTLINES: More homilies pending.

Pending: PODCASTS:

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