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Homiletics: Homily Helps

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Homily Helps - Periodical and Magazines

Sunday Homily Helps and Lectern Guide is published monthly by Franciscan Media (formerly St. Anthony Messenger Press).  It is available in the library in PRINT ONLY.  Each page includes a brief exegesis of all three readings with a suggested homily outline. The Lectern Guide is a supplement  which includes introductions to the penitential rite and readings, and suggested general intercessions. 

The Priest - Professional-interest magazine, published by Our Sunday Visitor Press. Each issue contains a one-page synopses of the Sunday readings and a reflection.

Weekday Homily Helps is published every two months by Franciscan Media (formerly St. Anthony Messenger Press). Each day's resource includes a theme, exegesis of the readings, and a homily suggestion. For a saint's feast day, there is a link to the Saint of the Day web site. This publication is available in PRINT ONLY.

​"Preaching the Mystery of Faith: Funerals and Weddings"  Msgr. Rick Hilgartner speaks at Notre Dame at the June 2013 conference on the USCCB document, Preaching the Mystery of Faith. (This video is property of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; funding provided by the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics, Dept. of Theology, University of Notre Dame.)

​"Preaching the Mystery of Faith: Funerals and Weddings"  Msgr. Rick Hilgartner speaks at Notre Dame at the June 2013 conference on the USCCB document, Preaching the Mystery of Faith. (This video is property of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; funding provided by the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics, Dept. of Theology, University of Notre Dame.)

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General Periodicals

Celebration - Published monthly by the National Catholic Reporter. Sunday & weekday homily section is entitled "Daily Bread". Online access is free with print subscription; online-only access is $50.

Magnificat - Magnificat is an easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid of more than 400 pages.  It can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer. Each issue contains: morning and evening prayers drawn from the Liturgy of the Hours; the official texts of the daily Mass; meditations written by the Fathers of the Church, along with a great variety of spiritual writings; essays on the lives of the saints; and an article giving valuable spiritual insight, into a masterpiece of sacred art. The digital-only version is $19.99 annually; the print edition is $44.95 per year, and includes digital access.

Scripture in Church - Besides reflections for the Sunday and weekday readings,  this periodical includes ideas for the Prayers of the Faithful and other portions of the Mass. Published in Dublin, Ireland by Dominican Publications.

The Word Among Us - A Catholic devotional magazine based on the Mass readings with inspirational essay, stories of the saints, and other articles.  The publisher also has a large variety of other resources. The online subscription is $11.95, and there is a Kindle version available for $1.99.

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