Sunday, November 25 2012~Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)
Posted by Dim Bulb on November 20, 2012
This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Rite. One or two posts are marked as pending and I hope to have these done by Wednesday night. Other resources may be added and these will be marked “update.” I hope to have a resource post for the first Sunday of Advent up before the end of this week.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
READINGS AND OFFICE:
- Mass Readings in the RNAB Translation. Used in the USA.
- Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. 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: 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.
- Sacerdos. Gives 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.
- Scripture Speaks. I’ve linked to the archive. This Sunday’s post not yet available.
- The Bible Workshop. Links to several relevant articles, contains a reading guide to the gospel text, a comparison of the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., homily).
- The Wednesday Word. It’s about the Sunday readings, but the document is posted on Wednesday, hence the name. Designed for prayer and reflection, the pdf document ends with Father Dom Henry Wansbrough’s reflections on the first and second readings. Fr. Wansbrough is General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and contributed commentaries on Matt, Mark, and the Pastorals in A New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture.
- St Charles Borromeo Parish’s Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings, usually with some background info as well.
- Update: Sacred Page Blog: Viva Cristo Rey!. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma reflects on the readings.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Daniel 7:13-14.
- Navarre Bible Commentary on Today’s 1st Reading (Dan 7:13-14). Includes 9-10.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 93.
- Pending: St Augustine’s Notes on Today’s Responsorial (Ps 93).
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 1:5-8.
- Pending (maybe): My Notes on Today’s 2nd Reading (Rev 1:5-8).
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 18:33b-37.
- Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Today’s Gospel (Jn 18:33-37). Includes 38.
- St Thomas’ Lecture on Today’s Gospel (Jn 18:33-37). Scroll down to lecture 6.
- The Church and the Mystery of the Kingdom. Some helpful insights into Daniel and the question of the Kingdom.
- Podcast on Revelation 1:1-8. By Dr. Peter Williamson, co-editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, a new commentary series. All his podcasts on Revelation can be found here (scroll down).
- (1) St Martha’s Parish Podcast on Revelation. Scroll down slightly. This series is less in depth than the second one listed below.
- (2) St Martha’s Parish Podcast Study of Revelation. Scroll down and click on “class 2.”
- EWTN’s Study of John. Listen to episode 11.
- St Martha’s Parish Podcast Study of John. Listen to session 10.
- St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on John 17-18. Click on POD icon or the direct download link.
- Franciscan Sisters’ Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all the readings.
- St Martha’s Bible Study for Christ the King. Looks at all the readings.
- Update: Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Looks at the Gospel in detail.
- Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s). Text available.
- Father Francis Martin’s Reflection on the Readings. 4 videos, each approximately 15 minutes long. The last three deal with the readings, the first is introductory. The link is time sensitive.
Dominica XXIV et ultima Post Pentecosten V. Novembris ~ II. classis
MISSAL AND BREVIARY:
- Daily Roman Missal. Be sure correct date is set.
- Roman Breviary. Be sure correct date is set.
COMMENTARIES ON THE LESSON: Col 1:9-14.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matt 24:15-35.
HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:
- The General Judgment. A homily on the Gospel.
- The Cross on the Day of Judgment. Homily on the Gospel.
- Thanksgiving and Prayer. Homily on the Epistle.
- The Destruction of Jerusalem and the End of the World. Homily on the Gospel.
- How Jesus Christ Will Hold the Last Judgment. Homily on the Gospel.
- Processions. A Liturgical Sketch based upon the Gospel.
- The Abomination of Desolation, a Figure of Sin. A Symbolic Sketch on the Gospel.
- Our Death is for Us the End of the World and the Last Judgment. A Moral Sketch on the Gospel.
- What We Must Do in Order to be Prepared for the Last Judgment. A Moral Sketch on the Gospel.