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Resources for Sunday Mass, Feb 6 (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on February 1, 2011

This post contains resources (mostly biblical) for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. Some further resources may be added before Sunday, these will be marked UPDATE. Please keep in mind that the readings for the two forms differ from one another.



Father Callan on 1 Cor 2:1-5.

Bernardin de Piconio (Picquigny) on 1 Cor2:1-5.

Cornelius a Lapide on 1 Cor 2:1-5.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 5:13-16.

Maldonado on Matt 5:13-16.

Bishop MacEvily on Matt 5:13-16.

Catholic Matters. The readings with brief explanation.

Dr. Scott Hahn Podcast. Brief audio, does good job of highlighting the themes, text also available.

St Martha’s Podcast. An audio study of the readings, usually very thorough.

Father Robert Barron Podcast. Audio homily on the Gospel.

Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. New episodes are usually published on Thursday.

Word Sunday:

  • MP3 PODCAST In this audio podcast, we’ll discuss the almost universal metaphors of salt and light, and how Jesus gave those metaphors a direction.
  • FIRST READING Isaiah 58 spoke to a callous and dejected populace: “Share with others and you will see the light of YHWH.”
  • PSALM In Psalm 112, the author addressed immature spirituality, a view of God’s blessings as immediate gratification or somehow earned. The psalmist pointed to a spirituality that was greater than the self.
  • SECOND READING St. Paul told his audience in Corinth that the power of his preaching did not come from his eloquence or his insight, but from the power of the message: Christ crucified.
  • GOSPEL In Matthew 5, Jesus used the metaphors of salt and light to describe the true disciple, the one who lived out the Beatitudes.
  • CHILDREN’S READINGS In the story for the first reading, we compare selfless Sandy to selfish Jerry. Who let’s their light shine and not live in the dark? In the story for the gospel, we hear the true story of Billy the high school wrestler, the handicapped boy who’s gritty determination was a light to all who saw him compete.
  • CATECHISM LINK In the Catechism Link for this week, we explore the Communion of Saints.
  • FAMILY ACTIVITY In this week’s family activity, experiment with salt and dirt to show the power of the salt metaphor.

Catholic Mom Resources. Can be printed out for use.

Meditation on the Gospel.

Lector Notes. Brief theological and historical background, can be printed out for use as bulletin inserts.

Historical Cultural Context. Interesting information on the salt and light images.

Thoughts From the Early Church. An excerpt from the Saint’s Eighth Baptismal Catechesis.

Scripture in Depth. Brief but with a good bit of information.

Gospel Summary With Life Implications. St Vincent’s Archabbey.

Today’s Good News. Brief commentary on the Gospel.

A Lectio Divina reading of the Gospel. Meditation, prayer, reflection in the Carmelite tradition.

Sunday Reflections. Father Eugene Lobo, S.J.

Bible Study. St Charles Borromeo Parish.



Online Missal. Prayers and readings in both Latin and English.

Bernardin de Piconio on Colossians 3:12-17.

Father Callan on Colossians 3:12-17.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 13:24-30.

Father Mass on Matt 13:24-30.

The Omission of the Punishment of Sin is a Participation in its Guilt. Homily on the Gospel by Fr. Augustine Wirth.

The Sleep of the Sinner. Homily on the Gospel by Fr. Augustine Wirth.

Homily on the Epistle. Bishop Bonomelli.

Homily on the Gospel. Bishop Bonomelli.


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