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Commentaries for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Dim Bulb on October 6, 2014


Today’s Mass Readings. Use in the USA.

Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.

Today’s Divine 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.


Haydock’s Bible Commentary on Isaiah 25:6-10. Very brief and basic. Some added notes by me.

Word-Sunday Notes on Isaiah 25:6-10.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Isaiah 25:6-10.

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6. Notes on entire psalm.

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 23.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 23.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 23.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 23 (22). Don’t get confused. Psalm 23 is listed as Psalm 22 in the Latin and Greek Psalter.

St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 23.

Pope Benedict XVI on Psalm 23.

Word-Sunday Notes on Psalm 23.

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20.

Father Callan’s Commentary on Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20.

Word-Sunday Notes on Philippians 4:13-14, 19-20.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20.


Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Matthew 22:1-14.

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14.

Father Maas’ Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14.

Pope St Gregory the Great’s Homily on Matthew 22:1-14.

St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14.

St Cyril of Jerusalem on Matthew 22:1-14.

Word-Sunday Notes on Matthew 22:1-14.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14.


Dr. Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Archive page. Podcast for upcoming Sunday usually becomes available early in the week.

(1) Fr. Robert Barron’s Homily Podcast: The Wedding Feast.
(2) Fr. Robert Barron: The Sacred Banquet.

Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological overview, usually of the first two readings. Can be copied and used as bulletin insert.

Parish Bible Study. Helpful background and notes on the readings.

Let the Scripture Speak. Focuses on the Gospel.

The Word Embodied. Focuses on the Gospel.

Historical Cultural Context. Focuses on the Gospel.

Thoughts From the Early Church. Excerpt of a sermon by St Augustine.

Scripture In Depth. Succinct notes on the readings.


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