THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
READINGS AND OFFICE:
Today’s Mass Readings (NABRE). Translation used in the USA.
Today’s Mass Readings (NJB). Scroll down slightly. The NJB is used in most other English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON THE FIRST READING: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: Luke 18:9-14.
HOMILIES AND HOMILY NOTES ON THE GOSPEL: Texts.
Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Luke 18:10. Can be used for homily suggestions, points for meditation or further study.
Doctrinal Homily Outline. Gives the theme of the readings, doctrinal message, suggested pastoral application.
Sacred Page Blog: What Does It Mean To Be Poor? Reflections on the readings from Catholic biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma.
Update: Video: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector–Which Are You. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Brant Pitre focuses on the Gospel reading
St Charles Borromeo Parish Bible Study. Notes on all the readings.
Lector Notes. Historical and theological background on the readings.
Gospel Summary with Life Implications. St Vincent’s Archabbey.
Historical Cultural Context. Examines the gospel in light of the 1st century Mediterranean world.
Thoughts From the Early Church. Brief excerpt on the gospel from Gregory Palamas.
Scripture in Depth. Brief look at all the readings.
Prepare For Mass. Various links, videos, etc.
Dr Scott Hahn’s Sunday Bible Reflections. Brief. Usually highlights the theme(s) of the readings.
St Martha’s Parish Bible Study Podcast. Looks at the readings in some detail.
Franciscan Sister’s Bible Study Podcast. Archive page. New studies posted on Thursdays.
Father Mcllhone’s Lecture on Luke, Session 17. Looks at a several different topics from Luke, including the parable in today’s gospel.
(1) Father Rober Barron’s Homily Podcast: Finding Justification. From the noted speaker, writer and theologian.
Father Francis Martin’s Reflections on the Readings in Four Parts: Each approx. 15 minutes.