The II Vatican Council very clearly and emphatically said: “In the exercise of their teaching office, it is the duty of pastors to preach God’s Word to all the Christian people so that, rooted in faith, hope and charity, they may grow in Christ, and that the Christian community may bear witness to that charity which the Lord commended.” With this in view, Fr James Valladares has endeavoured to assist both priests and people in acquiring a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of the Word of God. Undoubtedly, priestly preaching is often very difﬁcult in the circumstances of the modem world. If it is to inﬂuence the mind of the listener more fruitfully, such preaching must not present God’s Word in a general and abstract fashion only, but it must also apply the perennial truth of the Gospel to the concrete circumstances of life, an objective that has been strikingly achieved by this practical, interesting and invaluable aid to pastoral and effective preaching. It is a helpful companion for the busy pastor, the eager young seminarian and keen members of the laity who wish to deepen their personal understanding of Sacred Scripture, enrich their spiritual lives and establish the practical connection with their day-to-day challenges. Here is a complete source book that offers for every Sunday: the Theme, the Introduction, the Penitential Rite, the Prayer of the Faithful and a homily that always exploits the art of story-telling.
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Christ in the Gospels of the Ordinary Sundays
Brown begins by discussing how a Gospel was formed because he is convinced that, although we read and hear a Gospel passage every Sunday, most people only have the vaguest ideal about what a gospel is or what is distinctive about a gospel.
From Glory to Glory
from glory to glory encourages scriptural and communal prayer as a path not only to personal holiness but to helping the community achieve its mission of reaching out to others. it offers abundant practical advice about starting a prayer group based on biblical readings and provocative discussion questions. texts are selected from the Gospel of John and the Letters of Paul. this book is perfect for preparing homily
Table of the Word, The Homilies for Sundays and Solemnities ABC
Every preacher surely wants to preach well. And every preacher needs some good book as a help to prepare well for preaching. Here is a book of short and sweet homilies which have a modern and practical touch. In addition to being brief, they are spiced up with stories, incidents and anecdotes collected over the years as the author kept preparing and preaching his homilies.
Sunday Readings cycle C
This set of three volumes covers every Sunday and Holy-day of Obligation for the whole of the liturgical cycles A, B and C. Every volume includes complete Scriptural texts of the Readings, and every Reading is accompanied by a lucid explanation of the pertinent verses in the Reading. The author then supplies basic thoughts on which a homily can be built and presented according to each priests's own individuality, thus allowing also for flexibility on the part of the preacher. The book is a great help to the priests, Religious and laity: it provides them with the Biblical data on each reading. It gives them the exact meaning of the Sacred text and of God's message and it provides very valuable ideas and suggestions for preaching, meditation and prayer.