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April 14, 2013~Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter (Ordinary Form)

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 7, 2013

This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for the Third Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. It should be substantially complete by Wednesday evening. Resources for the Extraordinary Form can be found here when they become available available.



COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 5:11-14. See under Podcast heading for more.

  • Pending (maybe): My Notes on Revelation 5:11-14.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 21:1-19. Note a shorter reading of John 21:1-14 is allowed.

Pending: GENERAL RESOURCES: Sites which offer reflections, summaries,etc., on one or more of the readings.

  • 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. Since the site doesn’t post every week I’ve linked to the archive.
  • 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.


  • Catholic MomScroll 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.
  • Domestic Church. Lent and Easter activities arranged for families, younger children, older children.

PODCASTS: Bible studies and homilies.

  • On the Readings as a Whole: On the three readings and the Psalm.

St Martha’s Bible Study Podcast for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast for the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Link is to archive page. Episode will be available sometime Thursday.

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Podcast. Very brief overview highlighting the main theme(s) of the readings.

Father Francis Martin’s Reflections. 4 parts, each approximately 15 minutes. The first is introductory and the remaining three look at the readings.

  • Acts of Apostles Chapter 5:

Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast on Acts of Apostles. Listen to part 4 which deals with chapters 3-5.

EWTN’s Gospel of the Holy Spirit (on Acts of Apostles). Listen to episode 4.

St Catherine of Siena’s Podcast Study of Acts of Apostles. Scroll down to player and click on lesson 2. Lesson outline here.

  • Revelation Chapter 5:

Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast Study of Revelation. Three part study provides background and overview to the book.

(1) St Martha’s Parish Podcast Study of Revelation Chapters 4 & 5. Also has power point notes here.

(2) Another Study on Revelation by St Martha’s Parish On chapters 5 & 6.

Update: Catholic Study of the Book of Revelation. Two videos dealing with chapters 2-6. The second video treat of chapter 5.

  • Gospel of John 21:

EWTN’s Series on John 21. Scroll down and listen to episode 13.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast on John. Treats chapters 18-21.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on John. On part of chapter 20 and all of 21.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast on John. Scroll down and listen to the final episode on 19:24-21:25.

Pending: Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Video. Excellent resource. Looks at the gospel in detail.

  • Homilies, etc.:

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. Sermon from a noted speaker and theologian.

Life Teen Podcast. . Also posted above under Children and Teen Resources.

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