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
- 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.