Liturgical Year


Vatican II: Constitution on the Liturgy See Chapter 5: The Liturgical Year

Catholic Calendar for the Current Year Locate the liturgical event and texts for any day of the year

The Catholic Calendar Page Keep up with the liturgical year day by day

Daily Reflections We have asked people from around campus to reflect upon the daily readings each day

Preparing for Sunday Each week's guide offers reflections on finding intimacy with God in the midst of our everyday, busy lives, throughout the week leading up to our Sunday celebration of God's love for us

The Center for Liturgy at Saint Louis University The Center warmly invites ALL members of the assembly to prepare for Sunday Mass by using this site

The Liturgy Planner Online Readings, reflections, quotes, music suggestions, and other material to help plan for the Sunday liturgy

Planning for the Liturgical Year From Creighton University

Daily Reflections on the Readings From "One Bread, One Body, Winter into Lent" by Father Al Lauer of Presentation Ministries

On the Christian Year and the Use of the Lectionary By Scott David Foutz in Quodlibet Journal, August 1999

Calculation of the Ecclesiastical Calendar This program calculates: Easter Sunday in both the Western (Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant) Christian, and in the Eastern (Orthodox) Christian traditions; the movable Feasts associated with Easter in the Western and Eastern traditions; many Feasts in the Catholic calendar. For years before 1583, only the dates of Christmas and Easter are calculated

The Text This Week Revised Common Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources for Students, Teachers and Preachers

Calendar Explorer Calendar Explorer is a 32-bit, Windows 95 and Windows NT program that allows you to explore the Western Church Year, including the Major and Minor Feasts; the date of both Eastern and Western Easter through the centuries, and the number days between dates

The Feast of Christ the King 1925 encyclical (Quas Primas) by Pope Pius XI

Catholic Homilies by Fr. Andrew Greeley From November 1995 to the present. Nice way to reflect on the changing seasons

Liturgical Calendar of the Order of Preachers

Peace Connections A series of Sunday reading reflections that correlate Sunday liturgy readings with issues of peace and justice

Living in Time with the Rhythm of the Church's Year By Graham Kings, from The Times (Credo column) 11 October 2008

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditations Meditations written by Don Schwager on gospel passages following the daily church readings for the season

Word-Sunday.com A lectionary resource for Catholics, by Larry Broding

Ordinary Time Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke-Sullivan, John O'Keefe and Wendy Wright, 2011

The Baptism of the Lord Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2011

The Birth of Mary Podcast of presentation by John O'Keefe and Wendy M. Wright, 2010

Why Catholics Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday By Rev. Alfred McBride, O.Praem. in Catholic Update, 2008

All Saints Day Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke-Sullivan, 2008

The Conversion of Paul Podcast of presentation by Dr. John O'Keefe and Dr. Wendy M. Wright, 2008

Pentecost Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2007

The Miracle of Cana By Peter Henrici in Communio: International Catholic Review, Spring 2006

How Halloween Can Be Redeemed By Page McKean Zyromski in Catholic Update, 1999

Sermon Notes A program of Sunday discourses which should present in a systematic form the whole contents of Catholic belief and practice, and should harmonize, as far as possible, with the spirit of the liturgical seasons. By F. P. Hickey, OSB, 1911

A Menology of England and Wales: Brief Memorials of the Ancient British and English Saints Arranged According to the Calendar, Together with the Martyrs of the 16th and 17th Centuries Book by Oratorian Fr. Richard Stanton, 1892

Analysis of the Gospels: of the Sundays of the year Book by Fr. L.A. Lambert, 1892

Analysis of the Gospels of the Sundays of the year Book by Angelo Cagnola, 1892

Goffine's Devout instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and holydays With the lives of many saints of God, explanations of Christian faith and duty and of church ceremonies, a method of hearing Mass, morning and evening prayers, and a description of the Holy Land. By Premonstratension monk Leonard Goffine, 1690


ADVENT/CHRISTMAS

On the Meaning of Advent By Archbishop Fulton Sheen

An Advent Narrative By Dominic Robinson SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, December 2008

Advent is the Time for Prophecy By Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, December 2008

Prayers and Customs of Advent and Christmas By Passionist Father Victor Hoagland

Christmas Advent

Theology for Advent and Christmas A solid article by Timothy F. Lull of the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Music during Advent Podcast of presentation by St. Cecilia Catherdral (Omaha, NE) liturgist, Marie Rubus Bauer, 2008

Advent 2007 Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2007

Day by Day Through Advent With Mother Teresa By Kathleen M. Carroll in Catholic Update, 2007

Advent: Celebrating Promise, Joy, Hope By Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J. in Catholic Update, 2006

Advent Reflections: Longing for Peace By Pat Fanning in Catholic Update, 2005

Advent Daily Reflections: Gathered Around the Table in Hope By Elizabeth Bookser Barkley in Catholic Update, 2004

Advent: Waiting in Joyful Hope By Julie Irwin Zimmerman in Catholic Update, 2003

Advent Day by Day: Search for Light By Phyllis Zagano in Catholic Update, 2002

Advent Daily Reflections: The God-Shaped Hole By Page Zyromski in Catholic Update, 2001

A Prayer-a-Day for Advent By Michael J. Daley in Catholic Update, 2000

Advent: Open Wide the Doors To Christ By Elizabeth Bookser Barkley in Catholic Update, 1999

Advent: Day by Day By Alice Camille in Catholic Update, 1998

The Mystery of Advent By Clifford Howell in The Way, 1962

'Come, Lord Jesus' By David Stanley in The Way, 1961

Mary and the Mystery of Christmas By Father Marie-Dominique Phillipe, O.P.

A Baby Is Born By Dorothy Day

Christmas Traditions Around the World

The Xmas Story An article on the pagan origins of Christmas

The Music of Christmas Podcast of presentation by Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, Director of Music at Saint Cecilia's Cathedral in Omaha, 2011

The Liturgies of Christmas Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke Sullivan, 2010

What Was the First Christmas Like? By Nicholas King SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, December 2009

And so this is Christmas Cathy Molloy introduces Karl Rahner's 'Understanding Christmas' in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, December 2008

A Christmas Gift By Bill MacCurtain SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, December 2008

The Christmas Season Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke Sullivan, 2007

The Christmas Cover-Up By Mike Daley in The Way, 2006

Christmas and the Confrontation of Empire By André Myre in The Way, 2005

Holy Day Vs. Holiday: Making Christmas Less Commercial By Dan Andriacco in Catholic Update, 2001

The Holy Spirit in the Mystery of Christmas By Mathias Auge in Tertium Millennium, 1997


LENT/EASTER

Catholic Online Lenten Pages

Meditations and Prayers for Lent and Easter By Passionist Father Victor Hoagland

Ash Wednesday By James Akin

The Lectionary for Ash Wednesday and The Sundays of Lent: Critique and Alternative Vision By J. Frank Henderson

A Short History of Lent By Norman Tanner SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the British Jesuits, March 2011

Ordinary Things, Sacred Meaning By Jeanne Hunt in Catholic Update, 2009

The Spirit of Lent Podcast of presentation by John O'Keefe and Wendy Wright, 2009

Ash Wednesday Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke Sullivan, 2009

Lent: A Way Out of the Shadows By Andrew Cameron-Mowat SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, February 2008

Keeping the Lenten Fast: Thoughts from a Dialogue with Islam By Michael Barnes SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, February 2008

Day by Day Through Lent: Fasting From Our Clutter By Susan K. Rowland in Catholic Update, 2008

Holy Week Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke-Sullivan, 2008

Lent 2008 Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2008

How Shall I Fast? Daily Meditations for Lent By Mark E. Thibodeaux, S.J. in Catholic Update, 2007

Preparing for Lent Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke Sullivan, 2007

Rush to Resurrection Reflections for every day of Lent by Donald X. Burt, OSA, in Reflections on Augustine's Spirituality, March 2007

Letting God In: Daily Meditations for Lent By Richard Rohr, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 2006

In the Desert with Jesus: Biblical Themes of Lent By Michael D. Guinan, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 2005

Stillness in Lent: Day by Day By Phyllis Zagano, Ph.D. in Catholic Update, 2005

Ash Wednesday: Our Shifting Understanding of Lent By Lawrence E. Mick in Catholic Update, 2004

Lenten Customs: Baptism Is the Key By Rev. Lawrence E. Mick in Catholic Update, 2002

Praying With Lenten Scripture: Day by Day By Christopher M. Bellitto in Catholic Update, 2002

Lent Day By Day: Doing What God Asks By Karen Sue Smith in Catholic Update, 2001

A Prayer-a-Day for Lent: With Daily Faith Heroes By Alice Camille in Catholic Update, 2000

Lent, Day by Day By Elizabeth Bookser Barkley in Catholic Update, 1999

In the Belly of Lent: Jonah and Us By James Philipps in St. Anthony Messenger, 1999

Homiletic and Pastoral Aids for Lenten and Holy Week Liturgies By Mary Travers in SIDIC Periodical, 1983

All About Lent By James Akin

St. Leo the Great on Lent

Re-visioning the Lectionary for Lent By J. Frank Henderson

The Spirit of Lent By Ignatius Jesudasan in The Way, 2007

Holy Week Meditation and Study Guide By Fr. Andrew Demotses of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Three Holy Days: A Lenten Series on the Easter Triduum From Nativity Catholic Church, Longwood, Florida

Critical Reflections on the Passion Narrative of the Good Friday Liturgy By J. Frank Henderson

Translating and Excerpting the Johannine Passion Narrative for Liturgical Proclamation By Philip A. Cunningham in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

Celebrating the Passion of the Lord By Peter Edmonds SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, April 2009

Critical Reflections on the Good Friday Liturgy: Paschal Character, Relationship to Passion Sunday, Soteriology, Christology, and the Preeminence of John By J. Frank Henderson

Veneration of the Cross (Good Friday): Alternative Models By J. Frank Henderson

The Holy Saturday Experience By Dermot Power in The Way, 1998

Descensus ad inferos, Dawn of Hope. Aspects of the Theology of Holy Saturday in the Trilogy of Hans Urs von Balthasar By Juan M. Sara in Communio: International Catholic Review,

Re-visioning the Lectionary Readings from the Hebrew Scriptures for Lent, Good Friday and the Easter Season By J. Frank Henderson

Computus Calculating the date upon which Easter Sunday falls

Dating Pascha in the Orthodox Church By Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos, Professor of Canon Law Holy Cross School of Theology

The Celebration of our Paschal Liberation By Anthony Cernera in The Way, 1984

The Lectionary for the Sundays of the Easter Season and Ascension: Critique and Alternative Vision By J. Frank Henderson

Grave Matters: Take Away the Resurrection and the Center of Christianity Collapses By N. T. Wright in Christianity Today

The Easter Story An article on the pagan origins of Easter

The Twelve Voices of Easter Thoughts from all the participants in the original Easter event

The Resurrection St. Athanasius

The Pentecostal Spirit: Part one Nicholas Lash describes how a Jewish harvest feast gradually acquired new significance and changed over time to become Christian Pentecost, in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, May 2009

The Pentecostal Spirit: Part two Nicholas Lash explains that we cannot comprehend the sending of the Holy Spirit without recognising how it relates to the Easter event, in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, June 2009

The Easter Triduum Podcast of presentation by Eileen Burke Sullivan, 2009

The Fifty Days of Easter Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2009



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