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COMPLETE: Jan 15, 2012: Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on January 11, 2012

This post contains links to both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. This post is now complete, however, should I come upon other resources I think might be helpful I will post a link.



Mass Readings.

St Augustine’s Notes on All of  Psalm 40.

Bernardin de Piconio’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20. This post is on all of chapter 6, I’ll try and post an abbreviated version of commentary focusing on the verses of the reading tomorrow.

Father Callan’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20. This post is no verses 12-20.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20. This post is on verses 12-20.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20. This post is on verses 12-20.

St Irenaeus Ministries’ Podcast Study of 1 Corinthians 6. Online audio study of chapters 6 and 7 of the letter.

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on John 1:35-42.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Today’s Gospel (John 1:35-42). Scroll down and read lecture 15.

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on John 1:35-42.

A Lectio Divina Meditation on Today’s Gospel (John 1:35-42).

UPDATE: Is God a Person or “The Force.” Blog post on the Sunday readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.

Word Sunday:

  • MP3 PODCAST In this week’s audio podcast, Eddie asked his father a question we all ask ourselves: How do we know God is calling us? The answer depends upon our feeling, our context, and those around us.
  • FIRST READING 1 Samuel told the story of Samuel’s roots, especially his call to prophecy. God called and the young man responded. Do we hear the call of God.=?
  • PSALM Psalm 40 is actually two prayers connected by a transition. It praises God, then asks for his help in time of need. We can praise him for the good times; call out to him in the bad. Sometimes the difference between the two is matter of moments.
  • SECOND READING St. Paul wrote the church in Corinth about the freedom God calls us to. It is not a freedom to immoral choice, but a freedom to become what God wants us to be. It is a gift that includes everything about us, even our bodies.
  • GOSPEL In John’s gospel, Andrew and a friend left the Baptist so they could disciples follow Jesus. Jesus asked them what they were doing; they inquired where Jesus was staying. Then, Jesus called them with an invitation, “Come and see.”
  • CHILDREN’S READINGS In the story for the first reading, Danny feared the dark. One night, he woke more than once from a voice calling him. The nightmare wouldn’t go away, until he found the real source of the call. Samuel also heard a voice in the night and would not find rest until he knew the source of the voice, God. In the story for the gospel, Sally received an invitation to a mystery party. “Come and see what will happen next!” the invitation read. Like Sally, two men heard the call of Jesus to “Come and see” what he was really all about.
  • CATECHISM LINK In this week’s Catechism Link, we discuss the Holy Spirit, the power of God that John the Baptist saw descend upon Jesus.
  • FAMILY ACTIVITY “Come and see.” Jesus invited two men to see where he lived. These men soon became followers. Jesus calls us to follow him, as well. What sort of invitation cards would he use if he sent them today? Create such cards with your family members.

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

Haydock Bible Commentary. Text of the Douay-Rheims Challoner translation followed by notes on the readings from the old Haydock Commentary. Originally posted in 2009.

Navarre Bible Commentary:

Catholic Mom:

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological overview of the readings.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt from an exhortatory homily by Caesarius of Arles.

Scripture in Depth.

Catholic Matters. Readings followed by brief explanations and suggested application to our lives.

The Bible Workshop. They may not post anything for this Sunday.

Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Video study, approx. running time 50 minutes.

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. Noted speaker and theologian.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief audio. Does good job of highlighting the major theme(s) of the readings. Text available.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Audio. Looks at all the readings.

St Martha’s Bible Study Podcast. Audio. Looks at all the readings in some detail.

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

Homiletic Notes.



Goffine’s Devout Instruction on the Epistle and Gospel. The readings followed by brief instructions, prayers, etc. Online book, use site’s zoom feature to increase text size.

Bernardin de Piconio on Romans 12:6-16.

Aquinas’ Lectures on Romans. This is a PDF document. In the small box next to the blue arrow type in the page number 482 then hit the ENTER or RETURN key on your keyboard. This will take you to the desired page. Read lectures 2 & 3.

Aquinas Catena Aurea on John 2:1-11.

Aquinas Lecture on John 2:1-11.

Father MacRory’s Notes on Today’s Gospel (John 2:1-11).

Haydock Bible Commentary on John 2:1-11.

St Cyril of Alexandria on John 2:1-11.

My Notes on John 2:1-12.

St Augustine on John 2:1-4.

The following links are to online books. Use the site’s zoom feature (magnifying glass icon) to increase page size for easier reading. Once desired page size is achieved, collapse tool bar by clicking downward pointing arrow.

Epistle Homilies:

Gospel Homilies:

Homily on the Gospel.

The Marriage Feast at Cana.

Christian Marriage a Sacrament.

Trials in the Married State.

The Necessity of a Divine Vocation for the Married State.

What Those Must Observe Who Intend to Enter the Married State.

Mary’s Goodness Towards Man.

Homily Notes:

Fervor and Tepidity. On Rom 12:11.

Curse Not. On Rom 12:14.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Romans 12:13~The Law of Hospitality.

Aquinas’ Homily Notes on John 2:1~The Duties of Marriage.

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