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Sunday, September 11: Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Rite)

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 8, 2011

This post contains resources for both Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. The readings in the two forms differ.



Sunday Mass Readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

A Brief Summary of Sunday’s Readings.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 103.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on Romans 14:7-9.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Romans 14:7-9

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matt 18:21-35.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matt 18:21-35.

Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Video. 50 minutes.

UPDATE: Forgiveness: The Readings for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday. Blog post by Catholic biblical scholar John Bergsma.

UPDATE: Sacred Page Podcast on the Readings. Audio from Catholic biblical scholars Dr. John Bergsma and Dr. Michael Barber.

Word Sunday:

  • FIRST READING Ben Sirach wrote a book of wise advice to his students. One of the most difficult pieces of advice he could give was that of forgiveness. Forgiveness leads to healing.
  • PSALM Psalm 103 is a song of praise in the guise of the word “blessing.” How can we praise God? “Bless the Lord, O my soul.”
  • SECOND READING In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul reminded his audience they do not live just for themselves. No, they live for others, especially the Lord.
  • GOSPEL What does it mean to truly forgive? This is the question Peter asked Jesus. Seven times, Lord? Is that enough? No, Jesus answered. Seven times seventy. The Lord knew forgiveness is never perfect; it is a lifelong struggle.
  • CHILDREN’S READINGS In the story for the first reading, we meet the son of Sirach who answered the hatred of his classmates by reading the wisdom of his father’s book. In the story for the gospel, Alice liked to borrow things from her sister Jackie, but she would never return them. After giving so much, Jackie exploded over the loss of a pen. Can she forgive her sister in the Jesus wants all of us to forgive?
  • FAMILY ACTIVITY Stress the need to forgive with the “Arms Folded, Arms Out” game.

Haydock Bible Commentary. Not yet posted. Will update.

Navarre Bible Commentary:

Bible Workshop. Relevant Articles links; Guide to the Gospel; Review of the Readings; Suggested Lessons.

Sunday Gospel with Meditations.

Daily Gospel. Brief commentary from Pope John Paul II.

Historical Cultural Context. The Gospel passage in light of 1st Century Mediterranean culture.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from a sermon by St Augustine.

Scripture in Depth.

Catholic Matters. Readings with brief explanations.

Parish Bible Study. Notes on the readings from St Charles Borromeo Parish.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background. Can be printed out and used as a bulletin insert.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief audio. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s) of the readings.

Father Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast. From a noted speaker and theologian.


Romans Missal. Readings, prayers, etc. Latin and English side by side.

Devout Instruction on the Epistle and Gospel. Online book.

Father Rickaby’s Commentary on Galatians 3:16-22.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Galatians 3:16-22.

UPDATE: Father Callan’s Commentary on Galatians 3:16-22.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on Galatians 3:16-22. Pending.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 17:11-19.

St Augustine’s Homily on Luke 17:11-19.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Luke 17:11-19.

General Confession. Online book. A homily on the Gospel by Fr Augustine Wirth, O.S.B., a famed preacher in his day.

What is Sin? Online book. Another homily by Father Wirth.

Homily on the Epistle. Online book. By Bishop Bonomelli, a renowned preacher in his day.

Homily on the Gospel.

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