Wow Jesus! has Biblical themes flitting like a butterfly through the narrative with flashbacks and close-ups. The use of non-formal language, Jesus’ words sometimes translated into jargon or teen-language, helps bring about an easier understanding on the part of youngsters and grownups alike, secular ideas crisscrossing with the religious with equal ease. While keeping close to the beliefs and values of the original listeners of these homilies, the emphasis is on dysfunctional behaviour rather than on “technical” sins. Wow Jesus! evidently follows advice given by Saint Pope John Paul II to priests, “Come out of the sacristy!”
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His Word is Life (Seasons and Feasts)
This book contains brief homilies for daily liturgical celebrations during the special seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. It also includes homilies for days of Solemnities, Feasts and Obligatory Memorials. Written in simple and direct style by an experienced homilist, it is not meant to be a scholarly study of exegesis but a pastoral and devotional application of God’s Word to daily life in tune with the rhythms of the liturgical year. These inspiring homilies are meant for: - Those Who attend Weekday Masses and who are looking for simple and practical applications of the liturgical readings to their lives. - Those who cannot attend Weekday Masses, but who will like to spend time reﬂecting on the liturgical readings of the day at home. - Busy priests who have the demanding task of saying something relevant, simple and uplifting, based on the readings of the day, to the congregation.
Ignite Your Spirit
This book offers inspiring reflections on the readings of Seasons and Feasts for all three liturgical cycles. The author has carefully interwoven stories, incidents, anecdotes and practical examples to bring alive the gospel message for each Sunday. Ignite Your Spirit is a great gift to the preachers readers and to all who search and hope to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ.
Strategies for preaching Paul
Strategies for preaching Paul provides preachers with three strategies for preaching the Pauline reading in the Sunday Lectionary for mass during Ordinary time. The first shows preachers how to make use of the historical and literary background to the text. The second shows them how to interpret the text within its wider literary context. the final strategy suggests the important theological themes that should be preached.
Living God’s Word – Year C
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast holds a B.A. from Fordham University, as well as Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees from the Toronto School of Theology and a Licentiate in Theology from Regis College, Toronto. He taught at the Atlantic School of Theology (1975-81), was Rector (1981-87) and Dean of Theology (1991-94) at Regis College and was visiting Professor at the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem in 1995. In addition to his role as bishop, Archbishop Prendergast has lectured and given retreats across Canada, in the United States and in Rome. Living God's Word: Reﬂections on the Sunday Readings for Year C (the third of three volumes) explores the readings of the liturgical year of Luke. Author Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa and a noted scripture scholar, offers an in-depth introduction to Luke‘s Gospel and gives valuable suggestions on how to prepare for Sunday Mass using the readings.