Mass Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)
Posted by Dim Bulb on April 17, 2012
Please note I’m still having trouble with my computer, however, most of next week’s posts are complete and I will try to have them available sometime Sunday.
Posts for this previous week (Sun. April 15-Sun. April 22) can be found here.
The post you’re now reading contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. Updates will be added between now and Sunday. These will be marked “Update.”
PLEASE note that the designations for the Masses of the Easter season differ between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms. In the OF it is called the Third Sunday Of Easter (emphasizing the entire Easter season), while in the EF it is called the Second Sunday After Easter (emphasizing Easter itself).
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
READINGS AND OFFICE:
- NAB: Today’s Mass Readings. used in the U.S.
- NJB: Today’s Mass Readings. New Jerusalem Bible commonly used outside US. Scroll down for readings.
- Today’s Divine Office.
ON THE READINGS IN GENERAL:
- Lector Notes. Brief, helpful historical and theological background. Can be printed out and used as a bulletin insert.
- Catholic Mom’s Resource Page. Scroll down for the April 22 resources.
- Get to Know the Readings.
- St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes.
- Sacerdos. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.
- Dr. John Bergsma’s Blog Post on the Readings. One of the scholars writing at The Sacred Page blog.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19) Includes catechism links.
- Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 for the Third Sunday of Easter.
- Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 for the Third Sunday of Easter.
- Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19. Posted in 2009.
- Haydock Bible Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19.
- Word Sunday on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19.
- Hyadock Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19.
- Homilist’s Catechism on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
COMMENTARY ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: (Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9)
- A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 4. On whole Psalm.
- Update: My Notes on Psalm 4.
- St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 4. On entire Psalm.
- Update: Father E.S. Berry’s Commentary on Psalm 4.
COMMENTARY ON THE SECOND READING: (1 John 2:1-5a) Includes catechism link.
- Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.
- Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.
- St Augustine’s Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.
- Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.
- Haydock Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.
- Homilist’s Catechism on 1 John 2:1-5a.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: (Lk 24:35-48) Includes catechism link.
- Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 24:35-48.
- Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 24:35-48.
- Haydock Commentary on Luke 24:35-48.
- Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 24:35-48.
- Christian Leadership Center on Luke 2:35-48. Technically not a commentary. Helpful suggestions for a homily.
PODCASTS AND VIDEOCASTS: Bible studies and homilies.
- Father McBride’s Podcast on Acts 3. Listen to episode 3.
- Father Philip’s Podcast on Acts 3:11-5:16. Scroll down to the Acts study and click on Part 3.
- St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 24. Download or click on the “POD” icon.
- Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Very good. Video study of the Gospel.
- Update: (1) St Martha’s Podcast. This first study employs content and a presenter different from the second.
- Update: (2) St Martha’s Podcast. This second study employs content and a presenter different from the first.
- Update: Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. Noted speaker and theologian.
- Update: Dr. Scott Hahn Podcast. Very brief. Does good job of highlighting the major theme(s) of the readings. Time sensitive link.
UPDATE: HOMILIES AND HELPS FOR HOMILETICS: Texts
- He Waits for You To Approach Him. Father Tommy Lane.
- Jesus’ Forgiveness Flow to Us From the Cross. Fr. Tommy Lane.
- Fr. John Thornhill, SM.
- You Catholics, you’re always talking about sin. Why can’t you give it a rest? Fr. John Speekman.
- Lector Works. “A series of thoughts about the lectionary readings of the day, as an oral proclamation within the church’s public prayer, and how the writer would want to have them declared and received effectively.“
- Lector Notes. Brief theological and Historical background on readings. Can be copied and used as bulletin insert.
- Catechist’s Background and Preparation. From Faith First. Also linked under “For Children.”
UPDATE: FOR CHILDREN:
- Children’s Sermon. Includes links to children’s activities at the end.
- Children’s Readings. From Word Sunday.
- Catechist’s Background and Preparation. From Faith First.
- Primary Level Children’s Lesson Plan. I’m guessing grades 1-3.
- Intermediate Level Children’s Lesson Plan. I’m guessing grades 4-6.
- Junior High Level. Grades 7-8 (Middle School).
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
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- 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.
- Devout Instructions On The Epistle And Gospel. Online book. I’ve linked to the exact page but you may have to scroll down slightly to find the beginning of the text. Includes the readings, along with their explanation, prayers, meditations, etc.
COMMENTARIES ON THE READINGS: (1 Pet 2:21-25; John 10:11-16)~
- Bishop MacEvily on 1 Peter 2:21-25.
- Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 peter 2:21-25. Actually starts with verse 20.
- Haydock Commentary on 1 Peter 2:21-25. Very basic.
- Haydock Commentary on John 10:11-16. Very basic.
- Cornelius a Lapide on John 10:11-16. From the famed 17th century Jesuit.
- Aquina’s Catena Aurea on John 10:11-16. Commentary from the Fathers compiled by St Thomas Aquinas.
- St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on John 10. There are a total of six lectures, numbers 3 & 4 deal with this Sunday’s text.
- Update: Sunday Gospel Scripture Study on John 10:11-16. Originally recorded for the 4th Sunday of Easter(Ordinary Form).
TEXT HOMILIES: Most of the following links are to online books, and the link will take you to the exact page, however, you may have to scroll down slightly to find the beginning of the text.
- Pope St Gregory the Great’s Homily on John 10:11-16.
- The Sacred Passion: Homiletic Sketch On The Epistle.
- Christ The Good Shepherd: Homiletic Sketch On The Gospel.
- The Church And Salvation: Dogmatical Sketch On The Gospel. Scroll down slightly to find the beginning of the sermon.
- The Meaning Of The Five Sundays After Easter: Liturgical sketch. Scroll down slightly.
- The Qualities Of The Sheep Of Christ: Symbolical Sketch.
- We Must Be Good Shepherds Of Our Souls: Moral Sketch.
- The Signs Of Election: Moral Sketch.