Commentaries & Faith Sharing Questions on the Sunday Readings

Two approaches to the Sunday Readings are offered.

  • A Gospel – centered format
  • A Three Readings format

In the Gospel-centered format, the primary focus is the Sunday Gospel. You will notice that in this format the commentary on the first and second readings is included. Readers are encouraged to read the readings and commentary on them prior to their meetings. But no time is set aside for the readings or discussion of these Sunday’s readings.

In the Three Readings Format the groups take time to read all three readings and the commentary on each reading. This is followed by spending time on faith-sharing questions usually on all three readings.

Here at Ascension most of our groups have moved to the Gospel-centered format so that they have more time with the message of Jesus. Also, if you look at the Gospel-centered commentaries, you will find that we have added several new elements to this format.

To access the commentaries for the current liturgical season, scroll down. 

To access all three liturgical cycles, click here

Seven Steps for facilitating a small group focused on the Sunday Readings and More Guidelines for Facilitators of Small Study Group, click here

Fr. Eamon Tobin, Pastor
Ascension Catholic Church
Melbourne, Florida
Email: tobin2@live.com 
phone: 321-254-1595 ext. 3070

 

 
SCC GOSPEL-CENTERED FORMAT - SUMMER SESSION I

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SCC GOSPEL-CENTERED FORMAT - EASTER CYCLE B

SCC Revised Format Easter Cycle B

SCC Revised Format Easter Large Print Cycle B

SCC Revised Format En Español

 

SCC Gospel-Centered Format Translated in Spanish and Vietnamese

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SCC 3 READINGS FORMAT - SUMMER SESSION I

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SCC 3 READINGS FORMAT - EASTER B

SCC Tradition Format Easter Cycle B

SCC Tradition Format Easter Large Print Cycle B

 



Resources

When writing the materials for Small Christian Communities, I found the following resources very helpful.

  • Celebration Publications, Preaching Resources, Patricia Sanchez
  • Foundations in Faith—Years A, B, & C, Resources for Christian Living, Allen, Texas
  • Preaching the New Lectionary—Years A, B, & C, Dianne Bergant, Liturgical Press
  • Living the Word, an annual publication by World Library Publications
  • Breaking Open the Lectionary—Years A, B, & C, Margaret Nutting Ralph, Paulist Press
  • Footprints on the Mountain, Roland Faley T.O.R., Paulist Press