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Resources for Sunday Mass, August 8

Posted by Dim Bulb on August 7, 2010

Note: This post contains resources (mostly biblical) for this Sunday’s Mass.  These resources are for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite.  Several resources listed below were posted on this site over the past week. To view all my posts from this past week go here (Link has been fixed. No, really, this time it’s true!!!)

Ordinary Form of the Rite: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The Readings From the NAB.

Bishop MacEvily on Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 for Sunday Mass (August 8).

Father Callan on Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-11 for Sunday Mass (August 8).

St John Chrysostom on Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19:

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 12: 32-48 for Sunday Mass (August 8).

Cornelius a Lpaide on Luke 12:32-48 for Sunday Mass (August 8).

Haydock Bible CommentaryReadings from the Douay -Rheims followed by notes from the old Haydock Commentary.

Word Sunday:

  • First Reading. Sets the context, very brief.
  • Psalm. Brief notes on the entire Psalm.
  • Second Reading. Popular & Literal translation followed by notes and commentary.
  • Gospel Reading. Popular & Literal translation with notes, commentary & Catechism excerpts.
  • Childrens Reading. Includes brief story and some questions to help children understand.

Faith of our Fathers. Brief podcast by Dr. Scott Hahn. Text also available.

Word on Fire. Audio homily by Father Robert Barron.

Lector Notes. Helpful notes giving theological and historical background.

Thoughts from the Early Church. Brief excerpt from St Gregory of Nyssa on the Gospel.

Scripture In Depth. Usually very good at presenting the major theme(s).

Prepare for Mass. A series of musical and meditative videos related to the readings.


Extraordinary Form of the Rite:
11th Sunday after Pentecost.

Latin Mass: Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Mark 7:31-37 for Sunday Mass, August 8.

Latin Mass: Cornelius a Lapide on 1 Corinthians 15:1-10 for Sunday Mass, August 8.

Latin Mass: Bernardin de Piconio on 1 Corinthians 15:1-10 for Sunday Mass, August 8.

Note: The following links are to online books. Use the site’s zoom feature to increase text size for easier reading.

Devout Instructions on the Epistle and Gospel.

Abuse of Speech. Homily on the Gospel by Fr. Agustine Wirth, O. S.B., a famed preacher of his day.

On Conformity to the Will of God. Gospel homily by Fr. Wirth.

Homily on the Epistle. By Bishop Bonomelli, a famed preacher of his day.

Homily on the Gospel. By Bishop Bonomelli.

Sermon Notes: The first 2 are on the Epistle, the other 2 on the Gospel.  These can provide excellent points for meditations, further study, and, of course, sermons.

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