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Assisting Catholic Pastors and Deacons with resources for Sunday Homily
 and sermon preparation by providing links to Catholic web sites.

www.catholichomilyresouces.com        Catholic Homily Resources       Homilías Católicas y Sitios Sermones


Catholic Homily Resources
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Suggested Homily Preparation

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.




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.


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

"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.




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


Fr. Cantalamessa -- The Important and the Urgent
28th Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- Love of Neighbor
30th Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- Christ as Teacher
31st Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- Where Are We Going?
32nd Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- The Vineyard and the Fruits
27th Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- Profile of a Catholic Politician
29th Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- Prostitutes Will Enter Kingdom
26th Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- Charity of the Heart
Fr. Cantalamessa -- Who Are the Saints?
All Saints 30th Sunday Fr. Cantalamessa -- Life After Death
All Souls Fr. Cantalamessa -- In Praise of Woman
33rd Sunday