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Commentaries for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Posted by Dim Bulb on July 16, 2015

READINGS AND OFFICE:

COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Jeremiah 23:1-6

COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Psalm 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6

COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: Ephesians 2:13-18

COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL: Mark 6:30-34

  • Food and Love. Reflection on the Gospel from Presentation Ministries.

UPDATE: GENERAL RESOURCES: On the readings in general. Commentaries on the individual readings can be found further below.

  • Sacerdos. Give the theme of the readings, the doctrinal message and suggested pastoral applications.
  • Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background. Can be printed, copied and used for bulletin inserts.
  • Word Sunday. Notes on the readings, a podcast, children’s reading, family activity.
  • The Bible Workshop. Links to relevant articles, reading guide, comparing (i.e., relating) the readings, suggestions for a lesson (i.e., for a homily).
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