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Sunday, September 23: Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on September 19, 2012

This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for this Sunday’s Mass, Sept. 23 2012. These resources include both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. Posts pending and further updates will be added during the remainder of the week.

ORDINARY FORM
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR B

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • Mass Readings (NJB)Used in most English speaking countries. Scroll down. I’ve seen conflicting reports concerning whether or not it is the JB, or the NJB that is currently used in most English speaking nations. If anyone knows of a Bishop’s Conference site that has a set up similar to the US Bishop’s site linked above (but using the JB or NJB), please let me know.
  • Anglican Use Daily Office. ”Briefly, it is a provision for an “Anglican style” liturgy similar to the Book of Common Prayer as an ecclesiastically approved variant on the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.” More info.

GENERAL RESOURCES: Individual sites that usually deal with the readings as a whole. Commentaries on the individual readings further below.

  • Word Sunday. The readings in both and literal translation, notes on the text, podcast, children’s reading.
  • SacerdosGives the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message, and pastoral application.
  • Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the readings. Can be printed out, copied, and used as bulletin insert.
  • More pending.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8.

  • Pending: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 54. On entire psalm.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: James 3:16-4:3.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37.

  • For more on Mark see below under PODCASTS.

PODCASTS: Commentaries, homilies, reflections, etc.

  • EWTN Podcast: The Way to Follow Jesus. On Mark’s Gospel. Listen to episode 8. Looks at the relation between the healing of the blind man and the disciples lack of understanding concerning the Passion predictions.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Dominica XVII Post Pentecosten IV. Septembris ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Eph 4:1-6.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matt 22:35-46.

  • More Commentaries pending.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:

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