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(UPDATED) March 7, Mass Resources For The Third Sunday Of Lent (Both Forms Of The Rite)

Posted by Dim Bulb on March 4, 2010

This post contains resources for this Sunday’s Mass for both Forms of the Rite.  Remember that the Scripture readings for the two forms differ.

MORE UPDATES COMING: One or two more under the Extraordinary Form.

Ordinary Form:


Sunday Gospel Scripture StudyExcellent audio/video.  47 minutes.

Notes on Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15.

Cornelius a Lapide”s Notes on 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12.

Bernard de Picquigny’s Notes on 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12.

My Notes on Luke 13:1-9Compiled from various sources.

Navarre Bible Commentary.  Instigated by St Jose Marie Escriva the links belong will give you the text of the readings in the RSVCE translation followed by commentary.

Readings with Haydock Bible CommentaryText of the Douay-Rheims translation with notes by the old Haydock commentary.

Prepare For MassMostly short devotional and music video’s relating to the themes and readings of the Mass.

Word Sunday.  Contains more than just the links listed below.

  • FIRST READING Exodus 3 recorded the story of Moses and the burning bush. God called out to Moses through the bush, and Moses responded in faith.
  • PSALM Psalm 103 is a hymn of blessing. The Song calls upon all of us to bless God for his goodness, not to ask for blessings. Instead of masked petitions (our blessings), it turns the notion of blessing into thanks and praise.
  • SECOND READING In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul drew a parallel between the Exodus and Christian sacraments of initiation. Both journeys lead from death to life, from bondage to freedom.
  • GOSPEL In Luke’s gospel, Jesus answered the question “Why do bad things happen to good people?” According to the Master, we cannot presume the good are being punished for evil, or the evil are receiving their just ends. Instead, Jesus pointed to the mystery of God’s actions and the need for repentance.

Lector NotesThese notes try to serve the Church by helping lectors prepare to proclaim the Scriptures in our Sunday assemblies. For each day’s first and second readings (and occasionally for the gospel), the Notes give the historical and theological background, plus suggestions on oral interpretation.

Thoughts From The Early ChurchExcerpt from a Homily by St Augustine.

Scripture In Depth.  First relates the readings to one another then goes a little deeper.

Word On Fire Audio homily from Fr Robert Barron’s site.  Today’s Homily~A Tale Of Two Trees.

Daily Gospel.  Contains both the Text of the readings and commentary.

Extraordinary Form: Please remember that the readings in the EF differ from those in the OF.

Readings~ Ephesians 5:1-9~Luke 11:14-28Douay-Rheims translation.  Sorry, I couldn’t find a search engine which would link directly to the verses, so I linked to the chapters.  The site is an intra-textual concordance which allows you to search for the highlighted words and phrases-i.e., where they are used elsewhere in the Bible.  May of the resources listed below, especially the sermons, are prefaced with the Scripture reading of the day.

Aquinas’ Lectures on Ephesians 5Read the first four Lectures.  (They may be a bit difficult for some).

Devout Instruction on the Epistles and Gospels Online book.  Text begins at middle of page, so you may have to scroll down slightly.  Contains both the Gospel and Epistle reading, with instructions, prayers, meditations.

Notes on Ephesians 5:1-9Based upon St Thomas Aquinas’ Lectures on Ephesians.

Bernard de Picquigny’s Notes on Ephesians 5:1-9Actually contains his notes up to verse 12

Homily on the EpistlePrefaced by reading.

Homily on the Gospel Prefaced by reading.  Text begins near bottom of page; scroll down to find.

On the Miserable State of the Relapsing SinnerA homily on Luke 11:14.

On Invalid ConfessionA homily on Luke 11:26.

On The GospelA homily by St Bede the Venerable.  Prefaced by reading.

CovetousnessSermon outline based upon Eph 5:5.

Delusions About PenanceSermon outline based upon Eph 5:8.

The Two StandardsSermon outline based upon Luke 11:23.

Hearing the Word of GodSermon outline based upon Luke 11:28.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on the EpistleThe Walk of the Righteous and of the Wicked.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on the GospelOn the cast-out devil.

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