Mass Resources for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)
Posted by Dim Bulb on December 14, 2010
This post contains resources (mostly biblical) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. The readings for the two forms often differ, such is the case this week. It is generally my practice to post these “Resources for Sunday Mass” on the preceding Wednesdays and, when possible, update them during the remainder of the week.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, Dec 19 2010
Readings. New American Bible.
Readings. Jerusalem Bible.
Father Mass on Isaiah 7:10-14. PDF document.
Father Rickaby on Romans 1:1-7 for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Somewhat Technical.
My Notes on Matthew 1:18-24. My personal notes, for whatever they’re worth.
Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. The sisters post the podcast on Thursdays.
Dr. Scott Hahn Podcast. Brief, does a good job of highlighting major theme(s) of the readings.
UPDATE: St Martha’s Podcast on the Sunday Readings. By Jeff Crandall a good treatment of the readings.
- MP3 PODCAST In this week’s audio podcast, we ask the simple but hard question, “God, what do you want me to do?”
- FIRST READING Isaiah prophesied a common occurrence as the sign of God’s activity. A young woman would have a child. Something as simple as child birth could change history.
- PSALM Psalm 24 was a call-response song that praised God, the King of Glory.
- SECOND READING Romans 1 presented St. Paul’s “resume.” He listed the core of his ministry: the activity of God in history. Paul was an apostle, but that title only made sense in God’s plan for salvation, not anyone’s self promotion.
- GOSPEL In Matthew 1, the Hebraic evangelist presented Joseph’s side to the Infancy Narrative. Joseph, the righteous Jew, faced a moral choice and a challenge to his reputation. Both were answered with a visitor from heaven.
- CHILDREN’S READINGS In the story for the first reading, King Ahaz failed to understand Isaiah’s prophecy about the salvation of the nation. In the story for the gospel, Sally faced a choice over her unpopular friend Jerry. Did she want a popular friend or a true friend? Was she willing to suffer the cost that each friendship presented? Joseph faced the same choice: popularity or fidelity. An angel helped his to make the right answer.
- CATECHISM LINK In this week’s Catechism Link, we cover the subjects of Mary, the Mother of God, and the Incarnation.
- FAMILY ACTIVITY Make this Christmas memorable. Plan your visits or your hospitality with God in mind.
Navarre Bible Commentary.
Lector Notes: Brief historical and theological notes can be printed out for bulletin insert.
Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from Bede the Venerable.
Gospel Summary. St Vincent’s Archabbey.
A Lectio Divina Reading. Prayer, meditation, reflection of the text in the Carmelite tradition.
Bible Study Lessons. St Charles Borromeo Parish.
Sunday Reflections. Father Eugene Lobo, S.J.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Dec 19 2010
Father Callan on 1 Cor 4:1-5 for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Actually, the post includes notes on verse 6 as well.
Please note that many of the links below are to online books which will take you to the exact page. You can use the book’s zoom feature to increase text size if necessary. Depending on the text size you may also have to scroll down the page slightly to find the beginning of the section being linked to.
Sermon plans: Can be used for sermon ideas, meditation points, reflection, points for further study.
- Human Respect. On 1 Cor 4:3.
- Rash Judgment. On 1 Cor 4:5.
- Preparation for Christmas. On Luke 3:4.
- God’s Love For Man. On Luke 3:6.
Homily on the Epistle. Bishop Bonomelli.
Homily on the Gospel. Bishop Bonomelli.
What W e Are and How We Are to behave Towards Ourselves and Others. Homily on the Epistle.
How We Are To Prepare Ourselves For Christmas. Homily on the Gospel.
Jesus Christ is Truly God. Homily on the Gospel.
The Ordinances of the Church for Advent. Homily on the Gospel.
How We Are to Prepare the Way for Christ. Homily on the Gospel.
The Small Number of True Penitents. Homily on the Gospel.
We Have Many Preachers of Penance but few Penitents. Homily on the Gospel.
Christ Is Our Lord. An analysis of the Gospel, followed by an excerpt from the Catechism of the Council of Trent and two short sermons.