Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To view Lectionary 99, click here. The Homiletic Directory suggests the following Catechism points and themes for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: CCC 587: Jesus’ ascent to Jerusalem for his death and Resurrection CCC 2052-2055: Master, what must I do…? CCC 1036, 1816: the urgency of discipleship It is always […] Read more »

Corpus Christi

The Lectionary readings for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (169) can be found here.  For an updated and revised outline with the following themes, click here. Central idea: Christ is the eternal high priest who offers us what he offered to the Father, himself. Doctrine: The Eucharist. Practical application: Eucharistic Adoration […] Read more »

Trinity Sunday

Next Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, commemorating the central truth not just of our Catholic faith but of all reality.  The Lectionary readings 166 are here.  For a fully revised and updated Doctrinal Homily Outline with the following themes, click here: Central idea: The Most Holy Trinity.  Doctrine: […] Read more »

Pentecost

Pentecost is the event “where God the Father ‘through his Word, pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit’” (CCC 1082, HD 56). St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that “Gift” is a proper name of the person of the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father […] Read more »

Sixth Sunday of Easter

The readings for Lectionary 57 are here.  The Homiletic Directory offers the following Catechism points and themes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: CCC 2746-2751: Christ’s prayer at the Last Supper CCC 243, 388, 692, 729, 1433, 1848: the Holy Spirit as Advocate/Consoler CCC 1965-1974: the New Law fulfills the Old […] Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Gospel reading from St. John for the Fifth Sunday of Easter is short but profound. It is Christ’s New Commandment. I give you a new commandment: love one another.As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.This is how all will know that you are my […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Lectionary 51 readings are some of the most consoling we encounter in Sacred Scripture. Christ and the Father are one. We belong to them. God will wipe every tear from our eyes. Each of the two outlines from the archives focuses on the central idea that Christ is the […] Read more »

Third Sunday of Easter

The Lectionary 48 readings for the Third Sunday of Easter are here. The Gospel reading is from John: Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearance to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberius. From the archives, here is a full updated outline with the following foci: Central Idea: Christ is our King, but Peter and the Apostles […] Read more »

Second Sunday of Easter

The Second Sunday of Easter is also called Divine Mercy Sunday. The lectionary readings (45) can be found here. The Gospel from John is (1st) Our Lord’s appearance to the apostles on Easter evening with his gift to them of the power to forgive sins and (2nd) His appearance the […] Read more »

Easter

For a link to the Lectionary readings for the Easter Vigil (Lectionary 41), click here. For a homily outline based on these many readings, click here. For a link to the readings for Easter Day (Lectionary 42), click here.  For a homily outline on the theme of the Resurrection and joy, click here. For […] Read more »

Palm Sunday

Pastoral considerations suggest a fairly short homily on Palm Sunday due to the length of the Lectionary readings. To view Lectionary 37 and 38, click here. For an outline that focuses on various salvific insights from the readings, click here. For an outline that focuses on perhaps the key reading, St. […] Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent

For the Fifth Sunday of Lent, the celebrant can choose the Year C or Year A readings. They can both be accessed here. The Gospel for Year C is Christ’s merciful love shown to the woman caught in adultery. For an outline that focuses on knowing Christ better, click here. […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Once again, the Lectionary offers readings from both Year C (our current year) or Year A. The Gospel for Year C is the Parable of the Prodigal Son. For an outline that focuses on the Sacrament of Confession, click here. For an outline that focuses on our need for continual […] Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent

The Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Lent gives the celebrant the option of using the readings for Year C or Year A. Here is a link to these readings. The Gospel for Year C is Jesus’ warning about sudden death (some folks Pilate had slaughtered and some who died […] Read more »