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Resources For Sunday Mass, Feb 13 (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on February 9, 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.


Cornelius a Lapide on 1 Corinthians 2:6-10.

Bernardin de Piconio (Picquigny) on 1 Corinthians 2:6-10. Actually this post includes commentary on verses 6-16.

Father Callan on 1 Corinthians 2:6-10.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 5:17-37.

UPDATE: Some Notes Relating to Sirach 15:15-20 for Sunday Mass.

Catholic Matters. Readings with explanation.

Dr. Scott Hahn Podcast. Brief, does good job of highlighting the theme(s) of the readings. Text also available.

St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at the Gospel in some detail.

Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. Usually posted on Thursdays. Usually examines all the readings.

Father Robert Barron Podcast. Audio homily on the Gospel.

Word Sunday:

  • MP3 PODCAST In this week’s audio podcast, we explore the crisis in modern morality: moral authority.
  • FIRST READING Ben Sirach presented his readers (and us) a choice. In a society with competing cultures, do we choose the popular or the pious, the relevant or the eternal?
  • PSALM Psalm 119, the longest psalm in the Bible, was a song of the individual. It was a hymn that sought God’s will over all else.
  • SECOND READING St. Paul wrote the Corinthians about the superiority of God’s wisdom, even over that of the aged.
  • GOSPEL In Matthew 5, Jesus commented on the Law in an original way. He interpreted the Law with an eye for the Kingdom.
  • CHILDREN’S READINGS In the story for the first reading, ordinary Elliot received the “Student of the Month” for his wisdom. St. Paul promoted a greater wisdom than anyone else has, the wisdom of God. In the story for the gospel, Jude got in an argument with his older brother over doing the right thing and following the rules. Obeying the rules helps us respect others, stay organized and love all of God’s creation.
  • CATECHISM LINK In this week’s Catechism Link, we review the Ten Commandments.
  • FAMILY ACTIVITY Just as Jesus was THE Law Giver, parents are the law givers and enforcers in the family. Parents need the prayers and support of their families, not only for the order and well-being of the family, but for their role as evangelizers to the family.

Catholic Mom:Printable resources for children.

Meditation on the Gospel.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background to the readings. Can be printed out and used for bulletin insert.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from St John Chrysostom’s homily On The Treachery Of Judas.

Scripture in Depth. Usually does a good job of highlighting main themes of the readings.

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 on the Gospel in the Carmelite tradition.

Sunday Reflections. By Father Eugene Lobo, S.J.

Bible Study. St Charles Borromeo Parish.

UPDATE: St John Chrysostom on Matt 5:17-25. Includes link to his homily on the remainder of the Sunday text.



This Weeks Missal. This Sunday’s readings, prayers, etc in both Latin and English.

My Notes on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

Father Callan on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

UPDATE: Bishop MacEvily on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

UPDATE: St John Chrysostom on 1 Thess 1:2-10.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 13:31-35.

Cornelius a Lapide on Matt 13:31-35.

UPDATE: Juan de Maldonado on Matt 13:31-35.

UPDATE: St Jerome’s Commentary on Matt 13:31-35.



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