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(Complete) Resources For Sunday Mass (April 25)

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 22, 2010

As always, this post will be a work in progress right up until Saturday afternoon.  It will contain links to online resources for both Forms of the Roman Rite, with the primary focus being on the readings.  Please note that in the Ordinary Form this Sunday is designated The Fourth Sunday Of Easter, since it counts Easter Sunday as part of the Easter season.  The Extraordinary Form designates this Sunday as the Third Sunday In Easter.  Finally, keep in mind that the readings used in the two forms differ from one another.

Ordinary Form: Fourth Sunday Of Easter.

Readings from the NAB.

Acts 13:14, 43-52Commentary by Bishop MacEvily, with some supplements by me.

St John Chrysostom On Acts 13:42-14:6Exegetical homily. Excellent!

St Cyril Of Alexandria On John 10:18-39The link below has a much shorter excerpt.

The Catena Aurea on John 10:22-30A running commentary compiled from the Fathers of the Church by St Thomas Aquinas.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture On John 10:19-30.

Commentary On John 10:27-30. By Cornelius a Lapide, S.J.

Podcast On The Good ShepherdBy Tim Gray.  Scroll down to show #9.

Podcast On The Sunday Readings. By the Franciscan Sisters.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 100. A collection of comments from Church Fathers and Medieval scholars.

St Augustine’s Exposition Of Psalm 100.

Pope John Paul II’s Catechesis On Psalm 100.

John, Seer Of The ApocalypsePope Benedict XVI.

Readings With Haydock CommentaryContains the text of the readings using the Douay-Rheims Bible, followed by notes from the old Haydock commentary.

Navarre Bible Commentary. The brain child of St Jose Marie Excriva.

Word Sunday.  Text and notes.

  • FIRST READING Acts 13 presented St. Paul evangelizing in southern Anatolia (modern day Turkey). As per his custom, he first proclaimed the Good News to his fellow Jews in the synagogue, then to the non-Jews of the city. He found the reception of the Gentiles much warmer than that of his countrymen. In the Gentile Christians, he found friends.
  • PSALM Psalm 100 called believers to prepare for worship. We are to shout for joy and give thanks for all we are and all we have.
  • SECOND READING Revelations 7 painted a scene of heavenly worship. The saved from every nation would stand before the throne of the Lamb in praise. The faithful would be those who suffered and were glorified.
  • GOSPEL In John’s Gospel, Jesus described his relationship with his followers as that of a shepherd and his sheep. He calls to us by name and we respond. That call and response grows deeper over time. It becomes a life of intimacy.

Lector Notes. These 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.

The Shepherd And The LambPodcast from St Paul’s Center For Biblical Theology.  Dr. Scott Hahn’s brief weekly podcast usually does a very good job of highlighting the theme(s) the the Sunday readings.

The Lordship Of Jesus.  Podcast sermon by Fr. Robert Barron

Thoughts From The Early Church. A brief excerpt from St Cyril of Alexandria’s exegetical homily on the Gospel text.

The Scripture In Depth. Concise treatment of the readings and Psalm, usually very helpful.

Extraordinary Form: Third Sunday in Easter.

Devout Instructions On The Epistle And GospelContains the readings along with brief instructions on them, prayers, aspirations, etc.

Bishop MacEvily on 1 Peter 2:11-19Commentary.

Aquinas’ homily Notes on 1 Peter 2:11-19. His sermon notes often contain points for meditation and further study.

Aquinas’ Use Of 1 Peter 2:11-19 In The Summa Theologica.

St Augustine On John 16:16-22Homily. Prefaced by Gospel Text.  You may have to scroll down the page slightly.

St John Chrysostom’s Exegetical Homily On John 16:16-33.

St Cyril Of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 16:16-22.

St Thomas Aquinas Lecture On John 16:16-22.

Cornelius a Lapide On John 16:16-22. I have not yet edited the post, so it may be a little difficult to read.

The following seven homilies are from Father Johann Evangelist Zollner (1828-1901), a famed preacher in his day.

On The Conduct Of Christians In The various Circumstances Of Life Homily on the Epistle.

The Farewell Discourse Of Our LordHomily on the Gospel.

Christian HopeDogmatic homily on the Gospel.

The Three Feasts Falling In Easter Time. Liturical homily.

The Travail Of The Woman In Childbirth A Figure Of The Miseries Of Human LifeA symbolic exposition of the Gospel textScroll down page slightly.

The Efficacy Of TearsA moral exposition of the Gospel text. Scroll down page.

The Folly Of The Children Of The World And The Wisdom Of The Children Of God. Another moral exposition of the Gospel.  Scroll down page slightly.

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