Scripture Backgrounds for the Sunday Lectionary - Year A
Year A - A resource for homilists
Authors: Mary A. Ehle; Peg Ekerdt; Jean Marie Hiesberger; Biagio Mazza; Mary M. Mcglone, Csj; Abbot Gregory J. Polan, Osb; Denise Simeone; George Smiga; Paul Turner
This resource provides commentary on the Lectionary readings for Year A, including the Responsorial Psalm, for Sundays, Holydays of Obligation, and Feasts and Solemnities which may occur on a Sunday.
Written in a pastoral tone, if offers historical-critical background on the readings and underscores their relevance to life today.
Thematically related quotations from major Church documents are included with each scripture background. It is written by a team of writers with a broad range of theological, pastoral and catechetical experience.
Their reflections offer homilists a solid foundation from which to begin the process of preparing to speak the Word of God to their assemblies.
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