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Commentaries for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on April 11, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

NABRE: Today’s Mass Readings. used in the U.S.

NJB: Today’s Mass Readings. New Jerusalem Bible commonly used outside US. Scroll down for readings.

Today’s Divine Office.

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19).

Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19.

Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19. .

Haydock Bible Commentary on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19.

Word Sunday on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19.

Homilist’s Catechism on Acts 3:13-15, 17-19

COMMENTARY ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: (Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9).

Father Boylan’s Introduction to Psalm 4.

St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 4.

A Patristic/Medieval Commentary on Psalm 4. On whole Psalm.

St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 4.

My Notes on Psalm 4.

St Albert the Great’s Commentary on Psalm 4. On entire Psalm.

Father E.S. Berry’s Commentary on Psalm 4.

Haydock Commentary on Psalm 4.

COMMENTARY ON THE SECOND READING: (1 John 2:1-5a).

Cornelius a Lapide’s Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.

Bishop MacEvily’s Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.

St Augustine’s Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.

Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.

Haydock Commentary on 1 John 2:1-5a.

Homilist’s Catechism on 1 John 2:1-5a.

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: (Lk 24:35-48).

Aquinas’ Catena Aurea on Luke 24:35-48.

Navarre Bible Commentary on Luke 24:35-48.

Haydock Commentary on Luke 24:35-48.

Homilist’s Catechism on Luke 24:35-48.

Christian Leadership Center on Luke 2:35-48. Technically not a commentary. Helpful suggestions for a homily.

PODCASTS AND VIDEOCASTS: Bible studies and homilies.

Father McBride’s Podcast on Acts 3. Listen to episode 3.

St Irenaeus Ministries Podcast Study of Luke 24. Download or click on the “POD” icon.

(1) St Martha’s Podcast. This first study employs content and a presenter different from the second.

(2) St Martha’s Podcast. This second study employs content and a presenter different from the first.

Father Robert Barron’s Podcast Homily. Noted speaker and theologian.

Dr. Scott Hahn Podcast. Very brief. Does good job of highlighting the major theme(s) of the readings.

ON THE READINGS IN GENERAL:

Lector Notes. Brief, helpful historical and theological background. Can be printed out and used as a bulletin insert.

Catholic Mom’s Resource Page. Scroll down for the April 22 resources.

Get to Know the Readings.

St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study Notes.

Doctrinal Homily Outlines. Gives theme of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.

Dr. John Bergsma’s Blog Post on the Readings. One of the scholars writing at The Sacred Page blog.

HOMILIES AND HELPS FOR HOMILETICS: Texts

He Waits for You To Approach Him.  Father Tommy Lane.

Jesus’ Forgiveness Flow to Us From the Cross. Fr. Tommy Lane.

Fr. John Thornhill, SM.

You Catholics, you’re always talking about sin. Why can’t you give it a rest? Fr. John Speekman.

Lector Works. “A series of thoughts about the lectionary readings of the day, as an oral proclamation within the church’s public prayer, and how the writer would want to have them declared and received effectively.“

Lector Notes. Brief theological and Historical background on readings. Can be copied and used as bulletin insert.

Catechist’s Background and Preparation. From Faith First. Also linked under “For Children.”

FOR CHILDREN:

Children’s Sermon. Includes links to children’s activities at the end.

Children’s Readings. From Word Sunday.

Catechist’s Background and Preparation. From Faith First.

Primary Level Children’s Lesson Plan. I’m guessing grades 1-3.

Intermediate Level Children’s Lesson Plan. I’m guessing grades 4-6.

Junior High Level. Grades 7-8 (Middle School).

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