The Sunday Readings by Fr. Kevin O'Sullivan, O.F.M., gives the readings for the Masses of Sundays and Holydays of Obligation for the current year. The author is a biblical scholar of deep learning and long years of teaching and pastoral experience. After each reading he gives an explanation of the text, first giving the historical and literary background of the author and then explaining the Biblical text. Next he gives an application of the reading to the lives and problems of modern Catholics. These are always deeply spiritual and soul-searching. The author follows this plan for each Sunday and the reader will find his explanation of the biblical texts most helpful and illuminating.
These readings will be a great help as they provide the biblical data on each reading which would otherwise be able to be obtained only from searching through text-books and commentaries. They give the meaning of the sacred text and of God's message and they provide very valuable ideas and suggestions for consideration.
CLERGY PLEASE NOTE: For the preparation of weekly sermons, you will welcome this web page containing explanations of the three Readings for Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, written by Father Kevin O’Sullivan, O.F.M. renowned scriptural scholar and homilist. His treatment allows for flexibility on the part of the preacher. These readings supply basic thoughts on which a homily can be built and presented.
The Sunday Readings cover the current Sunday or Holydays plus several up coming and several of the past Sundays. Each Bible Reading is accompanied by an explanation of the reading, followed by a comprehensive personal application for the people’s reflection and imitation.
The Scripture readings used here "The Sunday Readings" are from the Old and New Testaments taken from the Revised standard version Bible. Catholic edition---1965 and 1966 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. On November 28, 1999 the Church began using the New Sunday Lectionary, a new translation of the same scripture citations. The substance of these readings have not changed and Fr. O’Sullivan’s Explanations and Applications remain as applicable to these as they were to the old translations. (These Readimgs are printer frienly)
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