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Preparing for Worship (3 vols.)
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Preparing for Worship (3 vols.)

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Paulist Press 1993–1995

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$27.99

Overview

Preacher, columnist, priest, and theologian, Daniel Donovan offers concise reflections on the Scripture readings for the Sundays and major feast days in each liturgical cycle. Rooted in contemporary biblical scholarship, the brief entries focus primarily on the spiritual, theological, and pastoral meaning of the readings, in the context of the seasons and feasts being celebrated.

Each Preparing for Worship text is an accessible source of material and pertinent themes, valuable for personal enrichment as well as more effective ministry. Written in an engaging style, these handbooks are an ideal tool for Bible study groups and anyone interested in being better prepared for Sunday worship.

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Looking for more devotional resources on the Scripture readings for every cycle? Check out The Word for Every Season.

Key Features

  • Reflections on the Scripture readings for each Sunday and feast day
  • Concise, accessible entries that are perfect for individual or group study
  • Devotional tool useful in preparing for Sunday worship

Praise for the Print Edition

Father Donovan’s three volumes on Cycles A, B, and C, while not homilies in themselves, present homilists with scriptural and liturgical contexts for all the Sundays and feast days. All the readings are discussed and usually in ways that reveal (1) what the text meant then, (2) what they might be saying now. Not a substitute for personal study, but a knowledgeable, practical and precious resource. I recommend it enthusiastically.

—John Burke, O.P., National Institute for the Word of God

What a heartwarming powerhouse! Powerful pastoral insights for Christian living today flow from his illuminating exegesis of the Scripture readings. Father Donovan helps to effect a joyful encounter between God and his people in the Eucharist.

Walter J. Burghardt, S.J., author, Preaching the Just Word

Product Details

  • Title: Preparing for Worship
  • Author: Daniel C. Donovan
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Devotional

Individual Titles

Preparing for Worship: Sundays and Feast Days—Cycle A

  • Author: Daniel C. Donovan
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Written for both homilists and worshippers, this volume reflects on the lectionary readings for A Cycle. Daniel Donovan reveals the dominant themes of each day’s liturgy to unify one’s focus and encourage deeper involvement in the celebration. With concise and accessible entries, this devotional resource is a great tool for individuals or small groups to work through together.

Preparing for Worship: Sundays and Feast Days—Cycle B

  • Author: Daniel C. Donovan
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Daniel Donovan offers a series of biblical and theological reflections on the B cycle of required readings for the Sunday liturgy.

Preparing for Worship: Sundays and Feast Days—Cycle C

  • Author: Daniel C. Donovan
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Preparing for Worship contains a series of biblical and theological reflections on the assigned Scripture readings for Sundays and major feast days of the C cycle. Daniel Donovan reveals the dominant themes of each day’s liturgy to unify the reader’s focus and encourage deeper involvement in the celebration.

About Daniel C. Donovan

Daniel C. Donovan is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto and a professor of theology at the University of St. Michael’s College. He also writes a weekly column for The Catholic Register, and is the author of What Are They Saying about the Ministerial Priesthood? and A Time of Grace.