Sunday, February 24~Resources for the Second Sunday of Lent (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms) Substantially Updated
Posted by Dim Bulb on February 19, 2013
This post has been substantially update but further updates (e.g., podcasts) are pending. This post contains resources for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. These resources include commentaries on the readings, sermons and homilies, podcasts, children’s resources, etc. If anyone is aware of children’s resources relating to the Extraordinary Form please let me know.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2013
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
READINGS AND OFFICE:
- Today’s Mass Readings. Used in the USA.
- Mass Readings in the NJB Translation. Scroll down. Used in most English speaking countries. For some reason the site has the Gospel reading before the second reading.
- 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 (with some occasional specialty studies). Commentaries on individual readings are listed further below.
- Word Sunday. The readings in both and literal translation, notes on the text, podcast, children’s reading.
- The Unofficial Lectionary. Previously posted. Readings from the Douay-Rheims Challoner version followed by notes from the old Haydock Commentary.
- 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. Hasn’t been updated in a while.
- 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.
- Sacred Page Blog: The New Exodus. Reflection on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr John Bergsma.
- Not Yet Posted: Christian Leadership Center: Preaching the Lectionary. An ecumenical site. The focus this Sunday is on the Gospel.
- Glancing Thoughts. Brief reflections on the 1st reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.
- Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt from homily by St Cyril of Alexandria.
- Scripture In Depth. Succinct summary of the readings and their relation to one another.
- Catholic Mom. Scroll down to this Sunday. Resources appear oriented towards 7-14 years of age.
- Word Sunday’s Children’s Reading. Two very short stories seeking to draw a lesson from the first and Gospel readings.
- We Believe. Activities geared towards Kindergarten through 8th grade. Also has resources for catechists, clergy, etc.
- The Catholic Toolbox. Activities, crafts, games, etc., for class or home.
- Domestic Church. Lent and Easter activities arranged for families, younger children, older children.
- Sunday Connection. Resources for different grade levels, and family activities.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18.
- Our Father Abraham. A Bible Study Lesson from the St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. An overview of the significance of Abraham in the Old and New Testaments.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 27.
- Pending: Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 27.
- Pending: St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 27.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 3:17-4:1. Note that a shorter reading is allowed Phil 30:20-4:1.
- Father de Piconio’s Commentary on Philippians 3:17-4:1. Includes 4:2-3.
- My Notes on Philippians 3:17-4:1. Includes 4:2-3.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Luke 9:28b-36.
- St Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on Luke 9:28-36. Begins with 27.
PODCASTS: Scripture studies, homilies, etc.
- Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Brief. Does good job of highlighting major theme(s).
- (1) Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast. Introduction to the book of Genesis.
- (2) Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast. Introduction to Philippians-Thessalonians.
- (3) Father Mike’s Bible Study Podcast. Introduction to Luke.
- Abraham, Our Father. Scroll down click on the audio player or the mp3 download link. This is part of a 30 part audio study on the Bible.
- Seeds of Abraham Episode 2. EWTN Study of Major OT Figures by fr. Mitch Pacwa. The first 5 episodes look at Abraham.
- Franciscan Sisters Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all of the readings.
- St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.
- St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 8-9. Click on POD icon or direct download link.
- Sunday Gospel Scripture Study of Luke 9:28-36. Looks at the reading in detail.
- Father Barron’s Homily Podcast. From the noted speaker and theologian.
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Dominica II in Quadragesima ~ I. classis
MISSAL AND BREVIARY:
- Daily Roman Missal. Make sure you have the correct date set.
- Roman Breviary. Make sure you have the correct date set.
- Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistle and Gospel. Begins at very bottom of page. Readings and prayers from the Mass of the day, with brief instructions on the readings.
COMMENTARIES ON THE EPISTLE: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7.
- My Notes on 1 Thess 4:1-7. Actually, this post contains commentary on all of chapter 4.
- St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on 1 Thess 4:1-7. Actually, this is on verses 1-11.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Matthew 17:1-9.
- St John Chrysostom Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 17:1-9: An exegetical homily on Matthew’s account.
Sermons and Homilies:
- Why We Must Shun the Vice of Impurity. Homily on the Epistle.
- Homily on the Epistle. Prefaced by the Epistle reading.
- Homily on the Gospel. Prefaced by the Gospel reading.
- The Imitation of our Lord Jesus Christ Crucified. A sermon based on Matt 17:5.
Sermon and Homily Notes: for sermon/homily ideas, points for meditation or further study.
- Sanctification of the Soul. Based upon 1 Thess 4:3.
- Impurity. Based upon 1 Thess 4:7.
- The Transfiguration. Based upon Matt 17:2.
- Heaven. Based upon Matt 17:7.
Update: DOGMATICS AND CATECHESIS: Besides preaching on the transfiguration it was also common to preach on the transforming effects of Holy Communion (Eucharist).
- RELATING TO THE EPISTLE: 1 Thess 4:1-7. Verses 3-8 of this passage have been and can be variously interpreted as the footnote to 4:3-8 in the NABRE makes clear. Some (Aquinas’ commentary) interpret part of the passage as concerned with greed (e.g., the business practices mentioned by the NABRE footnote). Below I’ve included resources for both adultery (9th commandment) and theft (7th commandment). In addition, I’ve included some resources on the sacrament of marriage.
Catechism of the Council of Trent on the 9th & 10th commandments. Starts near middle of page. It should be kept in mind that commandments 9 & 10 are more properly treated of next week.
- RELATING TO THE GOSPEL: Matt 17:1-9.
Catechism of the Council of Trent on the Effects of Holy Communion. This was a common theme for preaching in relation to the transfiguration. The source used here contains the catechism’s teaching followed by two short sermons on the subject.
The Sacraments: A Dogmatic Treatise. Pages 218-234. On the effect of the Eucharist.
- (1) St Irenaeus Ministries Bible Study Podcast on 1 Thessalonians 4. Click on the POD icon or the direct download link.
- (2) St Irenaeus Ministries Bible Study Podcast on Matthew 17:1-9. Click on the POD icon or the direct download link.
- St William of York”s Podcast Study of Matthew. Begins at 16:34 and proceeds through chapter 17.