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Sunday, April 21:Resources for Mass~Fourth Sunday of Easter (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 16, 2013

This post contains resources (mostly biblical and homiletic) for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 2013
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR C
ORDINARY FORM

READINGS AND OFFICE:

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 13:14, 43-52.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 7:9, 14b-17.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 10:27-30.

GENERAL RESOURCES: Sites which offer commentaries, reflections, summaries,etc., on one or more of the readings in a single post.

  • SacerdosGives the theme(s) 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.
  • St Charles Borromeo Parish’s Bible Study Notes. Notes on all the readings, usually with some background info as well.
  •  Sacred Page Blog: Both “Lamb” and “Shepherd”. Reflection on the readings by Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.
  • Preaching the Lectionary. Reflection on the gospel from the Christian Leadership Center, an ecumenical site.
  • Glancing Thoughts: Brief reflection on the first reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.
  • The Gospel in its Historical Cultural Context. Briefly highlights the significance of Jesus’ relationship to the Father in terms of first century Mediterranean culture.
  • Thoughts From The Early Church. Excerpt on the Gospel from St Cyril of Alexandria.
  • Scripture In Depth. Succinct summary of the readings and their relation to one another.
  • The Unofficial Lectionary. Readings from the Douay-Rheims bible followed by notes from the old Haydock commentary.

CHILDREN AND TEEN RESOURCES:

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 4th Sunday of Easter.
Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast for the 4th 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.

Part 1. Introduction.
Part 2First reading and psalm.
Part 3. Second reading.
Part4. Gospel.

  • Acts of Apostles Chapter 7:

Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast on Acts of Apostles. Listen to part 6 which deals with chapters 6-9.

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. On chapters 6-8.

  • Revelation Chapter 7:

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 6 & 7. Please note that the study opens with a brief reading from Mark 13. Power-point handout for above talk.

(2) Another Study on Revelation by St Martha’s Parish On chapters 7-11.

Catholic Study of the Book of Revelation. On chapters 7-12.

  • Gospel of John 10:

EWTN’s Series on John 10-11. Scroll down and listen to episode 9.

St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast on John. Click on session 8.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast on John. Click on POD icon or direct download link.

Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast on John. Scroll down and click on the episode deal with 10:14-12:6.

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

  • HOMILIES:

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily.
Life Teen Podcast for the Fourth Sunday of Easter. I’ve also listed this below under the podcast heading.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
Dominica III Post Pascha ~ II. classis

MISSAL AND BREVIARY:

  • Roman Missal. Latin & English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.
  • Roman Breviary. Latin & English side by side. Be sure correct date is set.
  • Goffine’s Instruction on the Epistle and Gospel. Famous devotional work in English. Similar to the content in the Missal link but it also includes brief instructions on the readings plus a brief essay on Encouragement to Patience in Adversity, base upon John 16:20.

COMMENTARIES/RESOURCES  ON THE LESSON: 1 Peter 2:11-19.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: John 16:16-22.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:

  • Pending: St Augustine’s Homily on the Gospel.

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