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Sunday, April 28 2013~Resources for Sunday Mass (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms)

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 24, 2013

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 2013
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, YEAR C
ORDINARY FORM

READINGS AND OFFICE:

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Acts 14:21-27.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Revelation 21:1-5a.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 13:31-33a, 34-35.

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: The Kingdom of Love: 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 gospel reading from philosopher Eleanore Stump.
  • The Gospel in its Historical Cultural Context. Briefly examines the gospel reading in light 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 & TEEN RESOURCES: Pending.

PODCASTS: Bible Studies and Homilies. Partially complete.

  • On The Readings As A Whole:

Franciscan Bible Study Podcast. Link is to archive page. This Sunday’s study will become available on Thursday.
St Martha’s Bible Study Podcast. Looks at all the readings in some detail.

  • On Acts of Apostles:

St Martha’s Podcast Study of Acts of Apostles. Listen to part 6.
EWTN’s Gospel of the Holy Spirit (on Acts of Apostles). Listen to episode 7.
St Catherine of Siena’s Podcast Study of Acts of Apostle. Video on chapters 13-15.
Institute of Catholic Culture’s Podcast Study of Acts of Apostles. Listen to part 8 on chapters 10-15.

  • ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION:

Institute of Catholic Culture on Revelation. A three part introductory overview of the book.
St Martha’s Podcast Study of Revelation. On chapters 20-22.
A Catholic Study of the Book of Revelation. Video on chapters 13-16.

  • ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN:

EWTN’s Study of John’s Gospel. Listen to episode 10.
St Martha’s Podcast Study of John’s Gospel. Listen to session 9.
St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of John’s Gospel. On chapters 13-14. Click on the POD icon or the direct download link.
Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast on John’s Gospel. Scroll down and click on the episode covering 13:10-14:31.
Update: Sunday Gospel Scripture Study. Video. Looks at the gospel reading in detail.

  • HOMILIES: Pending.

EXTRAORDINARY FORM
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
Dominica IV 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 ON THE FIRST READING: James 1:17-21.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 16:5-14.

HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES:

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