SUPER! New book with table of readings for the Novus Ordo and TLM! ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE:  Originally posted 14 April.

I just learned of this and I am eager to get my hands on it.  It should be a helpful tool.

I have often longed for an easy to use chart to line up the readings from Scripture in both the Extraordinary and Ordinary Forms for Mass.  Is reading X on this Sunday in the Ordinary Form appear also in the traditional Roman Rite?  Why could knowing that be helpful?  For example, if it does, then we might be able to find great commentaries developed over the centuries on that pericope (a cutting from Scripture used in the liturgy) over the centuries.  That’s just one application.

It looks as if my desires have been realized, thanks to the work of Matthew P Hazell and Peter Kwasniewski (who provides a Forward – he teaches at Wyoming Catholic College).

Every priest and seminarian needs this.  Make sure they have it.

Index Lectionum: A Comparative Table of Readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite (Lectionary Study Aids) (Volume 1)


I hope they issue the next volume tomorrow.

I am going to put this book on my Amazon Wish List with a request for 35 copies, so that all the seminarians of the Diocese of Madison can have one.  We have done projects like this before with birettas (HERE) and other great books (in years past we got them Ratzinger’s Faith (would THAT be refreshing to read right now?) and Turning Towards the Lord and for the deacons Reid’s reworking of Fortescue/O’Connell’s The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described. As a matter of fact, I’ll put 2 copies of that on my wishlist, to give the the new deacons here.)

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  1. Vincent says:

    Bang goes my website idea….

  2. jhayes says:

    Along the same line, I saw for the first time, this morning, the recent CDW “Homiletic Directory” which “indicates paragraphs in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, that resonate with the biblical readings for Sundays and holy days…By using the Catechism of the Catholic Church in this way, the homilist can help his people integrate the word of God, the faith of the Church, the moral demands of the Gospel, and their personal and liturgical spirituality.”

    See paragraph 157 HERE

    The table lists each Sunday and Holy Day for Cycles A, B and C wuth the corresponding Catechism paragraphs.

  3. According to Amazon, only seven are left.

  4. thomas tucker says:

    Sounds great. Now let’s see if we can get them to restore the Scriptural passages that have been left out of the Mass readings in the OF ( e.g. St. Pauls’a admonition to the Corinthians about approaching Communion unworthily.)

  5. francophile says:

    I got this several weeks ago. Fantastic resource….

  6. WYMiriam says:

    Oh, that goes on my wish list right now!

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