May 5: Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted 4/27/2013

READINGS AND OFFICE:

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8.

  • Pending: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 67.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 14:23-29.

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: 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 examines the gospel reading in light of first century Mediterranean culture.
  • Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt on the Gospel from St Bernard of Clairvaux.
  • 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.

PODCASTS: Pending.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
DOMINICA V POST PASCHA~II. CLASSIS

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: James 1:22-27.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 16:23-30.

HOMILY NOTES: Useful for sermon ideas, points of meditation or further study.

HOMILIES: