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Salt + Light blog has great current events to use in daily homilies.

Suggested Homily Preparation

Saint of the Day

On the American Catholic website.

Fr. Al Lauer (1947 - 2002)

Founder of Presentation Ministries

“One Bread, One Body”

See also the Saint of the day.

1.  Read the Collect prayer to find the "theme" of the Church's teaching in the readings and prayers for the Mass.

2. Take note of the relationship of the theme in the Old Testament reading and the theme in the Gospel. The readings were chosen by the Church to teach the theme of the Sunday. It is especially useful is to recognize and expound on the Biblical Type contained in the Old Testament which prepares and adds understanding to the Gospel.

The use of the Old Testament type in the homily will help add fullness to the explanation of the Gospel.

3. Review the biblical reflections for the Sunday at Dr. Scott Hahn's "Breaking the Bread" shown on the home page of this web site, and Fr. Cantalamessa homily for examples of how the Sunday theme is used in a sermon. Also see the St. Charles Borromeo web site link on the home page of this site for additional background information on the readings.

4. If desired, create a working document by cutting and pasting from most websites.

Open an empty document, use left mouse button to highlight selection, use right mouse button to cut and paste into your document.

Fr. Cantalamessa is a Fransiscan Capucin Priest.

In 1980 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II

as Preacher to the Papal Household in which

capacity he still serves.

Biblical Reflection Resources

Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB is a priest of the Congregation of St. Basil. In February, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Rosica a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

Fr. Thomas Roscia is the CEO of

"Breaking the Bread" Biblical reflections on the Sunday Mass readings by Dr. Scott Hahn, President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.  A good place to start to understand the relationships between the Old Testament, Psalms, and Gospel, and what the Church chose the readings to express the theme of the Sunday.

Fr. Thomas Roscia of Salt and Light, publishes his Sunday reflections on Tuesdays before the following Sunday

Scroll to the bottom of the page for archived Homily Reflections Click on pages 1 ... 43

St. Charles Borromeo Parish "Bible Study" with lessons coordinated with the Lectionary Readings.

Ash Wednesday Fr. Cantalamessa -- On Evil
Fr. Rosica --  Temptations = Our Vulnerabilities
1st Sunday Lent 1st Sunday Lent Fr. Rosica --  Biblical Reflection for Ash Wednesday
Fr. Cantalamessa -- The Transfiguration
Fr. Rosica --  The Hidden Glory of Mount Tabor
Fr. Cantalamessa -- The Right to Convert
Fr. Rosica --  Standing on Holy Ground
Fr. Cantalamessa -- The Prodigal Son
Fr. Rosica --  Learning to Read Signs of Love
Ash Wednesday Benedict XVI  -- Retreat That Lasts 40 Days
2nd Sunday Lent 2nd Sunday Lent 3rd Sunday Lent 3rd Sunday Lent 4th Sunday Lent 4th Sunday Lent