Preaching to the Converted: On Sundays and Feast Days Throughout the Year


Preaching is getting harder and harder. Preach are up against some tough opposition and have only a brief window of opportunity to reach today's overly busy faithful at Mass. What preachers need is a good story to tell and a dynamic way of presenting it, and this book has it all! It contains brief story-based reflections of no more than 750 words on the readings for each Sunday and feast day in the Catholic lectionary. These reflections are concise, engaging, intelligent, and ...
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Preaching is getting harder and harder. Preach are up against some tough opposition and have only a brief window of opportunity to reach today's overly busy faithful at Mass. What preachers need is a good story to tell and a dynamic way of presenting it, and this book has it all! It contains brief story-based reflections of no more than 750 words on the readings for each Sunday and feast day in the Catholic lectionary. These reflections are concise, engaging, intelligent, and adaptable.

Preaching to the Converted will help preachers and homilists, communities who have Sunday celebrations in the absence of a priest, teachers who use the readings in classrooms, people who prepare reflection sessions on the Sunday Gospel, individuals who want a personal and prayerful preparation for the day's liturgy, and even those who need a written reflection on the Gospel for their parish, school, or CCD bulletin or newsletter.

About the Author:
Richard Leonard, SJ, is a Jesuit of the Australian Province

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809144167
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 389
  • Sales rank: 1,064,055
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
Cycle A
First Sunday of Advent     3
Second Sunday of Advent     4
Third Sunday of Advent     6
Fourth Sunday of Advent     8
Christmas     9
Holy Family     11
Epiphany of the Lord     13
Baptism of the Lord     15
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time     16
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time     18
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     20
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time     22
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time     23
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     25
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time     27
Ash Wednesday     29
First Sunday of Lent     31
Second Sunday of Lent     33
Third Sunday of Lent     35
Fourth Sunday of Lent     37
Fifth Sunday of Lent     39
Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)     41
Holy Thursday     43
Good Friday     44
Easter Vigil     46
Easter Sunday     48
Second Sunday of Easter     50
Third Sunday of Easter     52
Fourth Sunday of Easter     53
Fifth Sunday of Easter     55
Sixth Sunday of Easter     56
Seventh Sunday of Easter     58
Ascension of the Lord     60
Pentecost     62
Most Holy Trinity     63
Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)     65
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time     67
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     69
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     71
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time     73
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     74
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     76
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     78
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     80
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     83
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     85
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     87
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time     89
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time     91
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time     92
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time     94
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     96
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time     97
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time     99
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time      101
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time     103
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time     105
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time     106
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time     108
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time     110
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time     112
Feast of Christ the King     114
Cycle B
First Sunday of Advent     119
Second Sunday of Advent     120
Third Sunday of Advent     122
Fourth Sunday of Advent     124
Christmas     125
Holy Family     127
Epiphany of the Lord     129
Baptism of the Lord     130
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time     132
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time     134
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     136
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time     138
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time     139
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     141
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time     143
Ash Wednesday     145
First Sunday of Lent     146
Second Sunday of Lent     148
Third Sunday of Lent     150
Fourth Sunday of Lent     152
Fifth Sunday of Lent     153
Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)     155
Holy Thursday     157
Good Friday     159
Easter Vigil     160
Easter Sunday     162
Second Sunday of Easter     165
Third Sunday of Easter     166
Fourth Sunday of Easter     168
Fifth Sunday of Easter     170
Sixth Sunday of Easter     171
Seventh Sunday of Easter     173
Ascension of the Lord     175
Pentecost     177
Most Holy Trinity     178
Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)     180
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time     182
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     184
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     186
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time     188
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     190
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     192
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     194
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     196
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     198
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     200
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     202
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time      203
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time     205
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time     207
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time     209
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     210
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time     212
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time     214
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     216
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time     218
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time     220
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time     222
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time     224
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time     226
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time     228
Feast of Christ the King     230
Cycle C
First Sunday of Advent     235
Second Sunday of Advent     236
Third Sunday of Advent     238
Fourth Sunday of Advent     240
Christmas     243
Holy Family     244
Epiphany of the Lord     246
Baptism of the Lord     249
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time     251
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time     253
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     255
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time      257
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time     259
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     261
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time     262
Ash Wednesday     264
First Sunday of Lent     266
Second Sunday of Lent     268
Third Sunday of Lent     269
Fourth Sunday of Lent     271
Fifth Sunday of Lent     274
Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)     276
Holy Thursday     278
Good Friday     279
Easter Vigil     281
Easter Sunday     283
Second Sunday of Easter     285
Third Sunday of Easter     287
Fourth Sunday of Easter     289
Fifth Sunday of Easter     291
Sixth Sunday of Easter     293
Seventh Sunday of Easter     294
Ascension of the Lord     296
Pentecost     298
Most Holy Trinity     300
Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)     302
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time     304
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     306
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     308
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time     310
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     312
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     314
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     316
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     317
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     320
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     322
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time     323
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time     325
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time     327
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time     329
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time     330
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     332
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time     334
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time     336
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time     337
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time     339
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time     341
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time     343
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time     345
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time     347
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time     349
Feast of Christ the King     351
Feasts and Solemnities
Mary, Mother of God     357
Presentation of the Lord     359
St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary      360
Annunciation     362
John the Baptist     365
Saints Peter and Paul     367
Transfiguration     369
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary     371
Triumph of the Cross     373
All Saints     374
All Souls (Cycle A)     376
All Souls (Cycle B)     378
All Souls (Cycle C)     380
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica     381
Immaculate Conception     383
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cycle A)     385
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cycle B)     386
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cycle C)     387
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