Sunday, April 7~Resources for Sunday Mass: Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Posted 3/30/2013

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MASS RESOURCES FOR THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE RITE
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 2013
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

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: Acts 5:12-16.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24.

  • Pending: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 118. Whole psalm.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 20:19-31. Please note that the Gospel reading this week is the same for the two forms. You may wish to consult the homilies on the Gospel listed under the Extraordinary Form (bottom of the post).

  • St Cyril Of Alexandria’s Commentary On John 20:19-31 in Two Parts:

Part 1On 20:19-23.
Part 2On 20:24-31.

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

  • SacerdosGives 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. 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.
  • Pending: Sacred Page Blog. Reflection on the readings by a Catholic biblical scholar.

CHILDREN’S RESOURCES:

  • Catholic MomScroll down to this Sunday. Resources appear oriented towards 7-14 years of age.
  • Word Sunday’s Children’s Reading. Please note only the gospel reading is applicable this year. Usually has two very short stories seeking to draw a lesson from the first and Gospel readings.
  • We Believe. Activities geared towards Kindergarten through 8th grade. Also has resources for catechists, clergy, etc.
  • Domestic Church. Lent and Easter activities arranged for families, younger children, older children.

PODCASTS:

  • St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of John in Two Parts:

Part 1 on John 20:1-23. Click on POD icon or direct download link.Part 2 on John 20:24-21:25. Click on POD icon or direct download link.

  • Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Not yet available. Consistently excellent resource looks at the gospel reading in detail.

MASS RESOURCES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE RITE
Dominica in Albis in Octava Paschae ~ I. classis

READINGS AND GENERAL RESOURCES:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: 1 John 5:4-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 20:19-31. Please note that this reading is identical to that used in the Ordinary Form. You may wish to consult some of the Ordinary Form links under the headings “General Resources” and “Podcasts”.

  • St Cyril Of Alexandria’s Commentary On John 20:19-31 in Two Parts:

Part 1On 20:19-23.
Part 2On 20:24-31.

HOMILIES:

  • The following six homilies are from Father Johann Evangelist Zollner:

Homiletic Sketch On FaithPrefaced by Epistle reading (1 Jn 5:4-10).
Homiletic Sketch On The Two Apparitions Of The Lord. Prefaced by Gospel.
Dogmatical Sketch On Faith. Based on Gospel. May have to scroll down slightly.
Liturgical Sketch On The Renewal Of Baptismal Promises. Based on Epistle.
Symbolical Sketch On The Wounds Of Christ As Mementos Of Our Peace. Based on the Gospel.
Moral Sketch On Peace. Based on the Gospel.