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Sunday, March 17: Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Rite)

Posted by Dim Bulb on March 12, 2013

This post contains Mass resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for the Fifth Sunday of Lent for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. The post will be updates several times before Sunday.

MASS RESOURCES FOR THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE RITE
SUNDAY,MARCH 17, 2013
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

READINGS AND OFFICE:

  • 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.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Isaiah 43:16-21.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 126.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 3:8-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 8:1-11.

  • UPDATE: Was the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Really a Later Addition? From Dr. Michael Barber of the Sacred Page Blog. Not a commentary on today’s reading but an issue of importance in relation to it. I’ve decided to link to it here rather than under “General Resources” since more people tend to focus on the “Commentaries on the Gospel” heading. Do check out the General Resources though, there are a number of fine resources there, including Dr. Barber’s fellow Sacred Page blogger, Dr. John Bergsma’s reflections on the readings (actually, this week’s SP reflection is by Dr. Barber and, as just noted, is located below under “General Resources”.

GENERAL RESOURCES: sites that usually deal with the readings as a whole (with some occasional specialty studies).

  • Word Sunday. All the readings in both and literal translation, notes on the text, podcast, children’s reading.
  • The Unofficial Lectionary. Previously posted. All the readings from the Douay-Rheims Challoner version followed by notes from the old Haydock Commentary.
  • 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.
  • 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 WordIt’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.

CHILDREN’S RESOURCES:

  • Catholic Mom Scroll down to this Sunday. Resources appear oriented towards 7-14 years of age.
  • We Believe. Activities geared towards Kindergarten through 8th grade. Also has resources for catechists, clergy, etc.
  • The Catholic Toolbox. Not yet posted. Activities, crafts, games, etc., for class or home.
  • Domestic Church. Lent and Easter activities arranged for families, younger children, older children.

UPDATE: PODCASTS:

  • Update: Homily From St Paul’s Repository.

MASS RESOURCES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE RITE
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
PASSION SUNDAY

Dominica I Passionis ~ I. classis

READINGS AND GENERAL RESOURCES:

COMMENTARIES ON THE EPISTLE: Hebrews 9:11-15.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 8:46-59.

TEXT HOMILIES, NOTES, OUTLINES: More homilies pending.

Update : PODCASTS:

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