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 THE FIRST READING: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.
Pending: Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.
COMMENTARIES ON THE RESPONSORIAL: Psalm 66.
COMMENTARIES ON THE SECOND READING: 1 Peter 3:15-18.
COMMENTARIES ON THE GOSPEL READING: John 14:15-21.
A First Communion Sermon. Sancrucensis Blog.
The Sending of the Spirit: “Another Advocate.” Sacred Page Blog. Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Michael Barber’s commentary and reflections on the readings.
Doctrinal Homily Outline. Theme of the readings; doctrinal message; pastoral application.
Lector Notes. Historical and theological background, usually on the 1st and 2nd readings.