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Prepare for November 8 Mass

This Sunday's Scripture, is published by Word Press and is one of the best available resources. Good exegesis and pastoral application, and some useful homily starters. This resource is grounded in a prayerful weeklong approach to the Sunday scriptures and preaching.

 

General Liturgical Resources worth having on your shelf:

Living Liturgy 2009 this is a comprehensive liturgy planning guide, with great homiletic resources and reflections for each of the various liturgical ministries to use throughout the week.

Companion to the Calendar: Mary Ellen Hynes' book on the calendar is the best available.  I actually think it may have been written for young people, but it reflects the broadest scholarship, a global sensitivity, and awareness of civic and seasonal calendars as well as the liturgical calendar.

Jerome Biblical Commentary: If you want to dig deep into the exegesis of the Sunday scriptures, why look any further?  The New JBC is a great investment, and you get a good upper body workout just by carrying it around with you!

Preaching the Lectionary: Reginald Fuller's work on lectionary preaching is one of the best one-volumes available. Ecumenical, smart, and a quick one-page-per-Sunday read.

 

General Preaching Links and helpful resources:
Catholic Coalition on Preaching

Dominican HS Preaching Resources on the Internet

CatholicLinks.org

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Crossroads Initiative Catholic Bible Study:

Phat Catholic Apologetics

Catholic Pages Directory

 

Here are some interesting preaching blogs worth exploring:

Word on Fire

Catholic Preaching

Catholic homilies

The Deacon's Bench

America Magazine's The Good Word

Dominican's Word to Life

 

Father Mike Boutin is the co-pastor of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Walpole, MA, and travels widely, leading pilgrimages throughout the world to various Catholic religious sites. He is a frequent speaker on liturgy, music, spirituality, and pastoral ministry.

11/3/2009 5:00:00 AM