INTRODUCTION: Every Thursdays at 11:30am we have a Bible Study of the Sunday Readings at St. Anthony Parish Center. We study the readings for coming Sunday. The Bible Study involves a proclamation of the readings, explanation, and discussion. This is a liturgical bible study. We study not a single book of the Bible, but the 4 readings that constitute the Sunday liturgy of the Word. Joanne Mercier, our Pastoral Assistant, and Fr. Fred alternate in leading the study. The study also includes a light lunch of soup, bread, and dessert.
FR. FRED'S NOTES OR COMMENTARY ON THE SUNDAY READINGS Fr. Fred Babiczuk has assembled commentaries on the Sunday readings. Some of these commentaries he wrote, and some are taken from other sources. They can easily be printed at home. Click here for the folder.
RESOURCES ON THE WEB TO STUDY THE SUNDAY READINGS
As you can see below there are many sites which give an explanation of the Sunday readings. Fr. Babiczuk has put together a series of commentaries on the readings.
The Sunday Web site. This is a great site to reflect upon the Sunday readings because it contains a variety of material including poems and meditations.
UCCB Site:The Bishops have a calendar with all the readings on the site. You can also easily move from the Sunday selection to passage in the New American Bible so as to read it in context.
Living Space: This is a great site out of Ireland which gives a reflection on the Daily and Sunday Readings. It is a combination homily and commentary. Very well done. Sponsored by the Irish Jesuit. This is part of a site called Sacred Space which gives a daily prayer in many languages.
Hearing the Word is a blog of the Sunday readings by Father Patrick Reid. Father Reid passed away in April of 2022. He was a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts, and a scripture scholar.
The Word is a weekly commentary on the readings from American Magazine. Currently they are done by John Martens who is a theology professor at is an associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn,where he teaches early Christianity and Judaism. He also directs the Master of Arts in Theology program at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
Tarsusis a site conducted by Kieran O’Mahony OSA,an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. This site originates from Dublin, Ireland.