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Catholic Lectionary

The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops homepage offers the full text of the New American Bible as well as the Roman Catholic lectionary texts for weekdays and Sundays.

This program from the Congregation for the Clergy of the Holy See offers scriptural interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the Magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis, by connecting to complete works of many Doctors of the Church, Councils, Encyclicals, teachings of the Popes, Catechisms, as well as commentaries from secular literature, etc. In English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. Scripture text is in Revised Standard Version.

This resource is a comprehensive site designed for use by all members of the assembly in preparation for the Sunday liturgy. Site includes prayers in preparation for scripture reflection, reflections on the spirituality of the Sunday Mass, commentary on the readings including historical/cultural context and thoughts from early church writers, music ideas, and additional annotated links. An early-stage Spanish site also is included.

This website by Felix Just, S.J., of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange CA contains a variety of materials, mostly related to biblical and liturgical studies, intended for scholars, teachers, students, pastors, believers, seekers, and others.

These reflections on the daily and Sunday readings are sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office of Creighton University and prepared by members of the university faculty and staff, lay and ordained.

The daily gospel text with commentary is available online or by free email in Arabic, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

This page is designed by a Roman Catholic deacon with the hope that it could be a one-stop resource page for preachers of the Word of all denominations. Resources are listed according to the various texts of the day for either the Revised Common, Roman Catholic or Episcopal lectionaries. After a free thirty day trial period, there is a $40 annual membership fee.

Fr. Tommy Lane of the Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland, offers homilies for the current liturgical year and other years in the liturgical cycle. He also offers homilies for feast days, Holy Week, Triduum, and thematic homilies.

This one-page weekly commentary is prepared by the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master, Staten Island, New York.

A subscription service of Oregon Catholic Press at $119 for five subscribers, this is a comprehensive liturgy preparation resource for Sunday and special liturgies (daily version also available) with music suggestions, lectionary readings, sacramentary prayers, homilies, Scripture commentaries, general intercessions, pastoral articles, bulletin notes, Spanish resources, and more.

The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops homepage offers the full text of the New American Bible, as well as the Roman Catholic lectionary texts for weekdays and Sundays.

The National Catholic Reporter's Pat Marrin sketches open the Word each day.

This site, also available by free email subscription, provides diverse spiritual reflections, insights, quotations, etc., for preaching from a Catholic perspective with a social justice and ecumenical focus. 'First Impressions: Sunday Scripture Reflections' by Jude Siciliano, O.P., the Promoter of Preaching of the Dominican Southern Province, provides thoughts and impressions on upcoming Sunday lectionary readings. 'Homilias Dominicales' provides Spanish-language reflections on Sunday lectionary readings by Dominican friars of the Southern Dominican Province (not a translation of 'First Impressions'). 'First Impressions: Volume Two' offers contributions and reflections made by subscribers to Preachers' Exchange--ordained, religious, and lay--providing a diverse source of insights and some exegetical information. 'Preachers' Exchange Articles' offers a listing of articles an the Sunday readings.

Preaching Hope offers homilies or homily starters for the upcoming Sunday based on texts from the Catholic lectionary, as well as other materials to inspire reflection and new approaches to homily preparation. The site is hosted by Dr. Susan Fleming McGurgan (an executive committee member of the Academy of Homiletics) with contributors Rev. Jim Schmitmeyer and Rev. Richard Eslinger.

Preaching with the Sciences provides outlines for key Sunday homilies and feast days across the 3-year lectionary cycle. The outlines offer readers ways to engage with the truths found in the sciences and religion. This resource is ideal for those who are hoping to preach to those from a scientifically informed, religious imagination.

Within this site you will find the writings of Fr. Richard B. ('RB') Williams, O.P. RB has been preaching, preaching, teaching, and ministering for more than 30 years in the Southern Dominican Province.

This online archive of commentaries on the Roman Lectionary was composed by Patricia Datchuck Sanchez and previously published in the homiletic section of Celebration. These commentaries provide a scholarly but accessible study of the scriptures assigned to all Sundays and most major feasts for Years A, B, and C. The archive can be searched by year, season, or specific Sunday.

This weekly blog is hosted by Mount St. Joseph Jesuit Novitiate, Bangalore, and is written by Freddie D'Silva, S.J., and Eugene Lobo. S.J.

A project of Ðồng Hành Christian Life Community, available also in a Vietnamese edition and by email.

This New Zealand site offers short background information on the three readings of the Sunday Liturgy. It has a reflection section at the end. Sections address comments, ideas, prayers, analysis, imagery, liturgy resources, justice issues, society and culture, economics, and the world.

Catholic Lectionary: Help

This rich multimedia compendium of resource materials for weekly preaching preparation is carefully researched and kept up to date by an anonymous Roman Catholic diocesan priest in my acquaintance.

A brief daily commentary by the Dominicans of Ireland is also available for cell phone.

A homily for the upcoming Sunday is posted in advance. Archives date back to 1999 and are indexed by date and liturgical cycle. This site is put together by the English Dominican Province and is available also by email service.

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