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{{vm.product.SpProduct.Article}} Scripture Backgrounds for the Sunday Lectionary, Year A
A Resource for Homilists

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

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This resource provides invaluable commentary on the Lectionary readings for Year A (including the Responsorial Psalm) for Sundays, holydays of obligation, and feasts and solemnities that may occur on a Sunday. Written in a pastoral tone, it offers historical-critical background on each of the readings and underscores their relevance to life today. Thematically related quotations from major Church documents are included with each Scripture background to provide context and connections to Church teaching. Organized by the liturgical calendar, each season of readings begins with an overview of the season and a brief look at where the readings come from and any unifying messages or themes present throughout the selected readings. Scripture Backgrounds for the Sunday Lectionary, Year A 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.

“This book is a treasure-trove of insight and commentary on all of the Sundays, holydays, solemnities, and feasts of Year A.…It also includes nuggets of wisdom taken from a multitude of Church documents that shed further light on the message of the scriptures.…It's wonderful!”

—Fr. Steven Lanza,
Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Winnetka, Illinois

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