READINGS AND OFFICE:
Today’s Mass Readings in the NABRE. Used in the USA.
Today’s Mass Readings in the New Jerusalem Bible. Used in most English speaking countries.
COMMENTARIES ON TODAY’S FIRST READING: Acts 2:14a, 36-41.
COMMENTARIES ON TODAY’S RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 23:1-2a, 3b-4, 5, 6.
St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.
St Thomas Aquinas’ Lecture on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.
St Robert Bellarmine’s Commentary on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.
Pope Benedict XVI’s Commentary on Psalm 23. Entire psalm.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Peter 2:20b-25.
Navarre Bible Commentary on 1 Peter 2:20b-25. You must scroll down a considerable ways for the commentary.
COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL: John 10:1-10.
Sacred Page Blog: The Good Shepherd. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber comments and reflects upon the readings in some detail.
Doctrinal Homily Outline. Highlights theme of the readings, doctrinal message, pastoral application.
Scripture in Depth. Succinct comments on all the readings.
St Martha’s Podcast. Looks at all of the readings in some detail.
Lector Notes. Brief historical and theological background on the first two readings.
The Wednesday Word. Written by Father Dom Henry Wansbrough. A renowned scripture scholar, Father Wansbrough was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. He was for many years a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
Father McBride’s Podcast on Acts 2. Listen to episode 2.
Historical Cultural Context of the Gospel. Briefly looks at shepherds in 1st century Mediterranean culture to help interpret the significance of Jesus’ words.
Thoughts From the Early Church. An excerpt on the Gospel from St Clement of Alexandria.