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Captured Fire Homilies Collection (7 vols.)
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Captured Fire Homilies Collection (7 vols.)

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Alba House 2005–2009

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Overview

In his popular homily series Captured Fire, Father S. Joseph Krempa offers brief, practical reflections for every Mass. Scripture-centered and using modern scholarship, Father Krempa’s reflections are targeted toward the everyday congregation who spend most of their time immersed in today’s secular society. An excellent tool for priests writing their own homilies, or for personal reflection on the daily readings.

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This collection is part of the Alba House Homilies Bundle.

Key Features

  • Covers Liturgical Years I and II and Cycle Years A, B, and C
  • Uses modern scholarship on Scripture-centered text
  • Offers practical insights for today’s congregations

Product Details

Individual Titles

Captured Fire: New Daily Homilies, Year One

  • Author: S. Joseph Krempa
  • Series: Captured Fire
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 208

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

These brief reflections on the daily readings from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for Year One of the liturgical calendar have been designed for an average weekday congregation and mirror the very best in modern, up-to-date scholarship. They provide excellent practical applications to the spiritual growth of all the participants at daily Mass. As such they are also ideally suited for private personal meditation as well as for use in the priest’s regular preparation of short daily homilies for Year One.

Captured Fire: New Daily Homilies, Year Two

  • Author: S. Joseph Krempa
  • Series: Captured Fire
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 204

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

Ideally suited for private personal meditation as well as for use in the priest’s regular preparation of short daily homilies for Year Two of the liturgical year, these reflections provide excellent practical applications to the spiritual growth of all the participants at daily Mass. Based on the daily readings from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass they have been designed for an average weekday congregation and mirror the very best in modern, up-to-date scholarship.

Captured Fire: Seasonal and Sanctoral Cycle, Year One

  • Author: S. Joseph Krempa
  • Series: Captured Fire
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 382

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

Ideally suited for private personal meditation as well as for use in the priest’s regular preparation of short daily homilies, these reflections offer the best in modern, up-to-date scholarship. This volume covers the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, along with all obligatory memorials and selected memorials of the saints throughout Liturgical Year One.

Captured Fire: Seasonal and Sanctoral Cycle, Year Two

  • Author: S. Joseph Krempa
  • Series: Captured Fire
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 348

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

Ideally suited for private personal meditation as well as for use in the priest’s regular preparation of short daily homilies, these reflections offer the best in modern, up-to-date scholarship. This volume covers the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, along with all obligatory memorials and selected memorials of the saints throughout Liturgical Year Two.

Captured Fire: The Sunday Homilies, Cycle A

  • Author: S. Joseph Krempa
  • Series: Captured Fire
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 188

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

Targeted towards a general Sunday congregation, these brief reflections on the readings for Cycle A of the liturgical year exemplify the best in modern scriptural approaches to these passages and provide excellent practical application to the spiritual growth of all the participants at Mass. Ideally suited for private personal meditation or for use in the priest’s regular preparation of homilies, these reflections are geared to the needs of a twenty-first century audience living in a world often hostile to the Gospel message and accustomed to getting most of its advice on how to live from secular sources.

The Scripture texts form the center of the reflections with a cogent, clear, and timely application to the problems and concerns of daily life.

The Priest

Each homily is from two to three pages in length, so it can be satisfactorily used in most parishes. Priests and lay people will benefit from the thoughts presented here in preparing or presenting their own ideas. Vivid quotations and stimulating examples will enlighten, encourage, and instruct those who read or hear these homilies. The reflections focus on the Scriptures of the day, applying them to the predicaments of daily life in a compelling, simple, and suitable way.

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Captured Fire: The Sunday Homilies, Cycle B

  • Author: S. Joseph Krempa
  • Series: Captured Fire
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 208

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

This second in the three-year cycle of reflections on the liturgical readings for Sundays and Holy Days has been prepared with the average Sunday congregation in mind. Through the use of meaningful quotes and colorful examples, these brief homilies are meant to inform, edify and inspire those who read or hear them. Scripture is once again at the center of these reflections, and its application to the problems and concerns of daily life is always cogent, clear, and timely. Priest and lay person alike will find the message in these pages helpful in preparing their own thoughts for each Sunday and Holy Day celebration.

The Scripture texts form the center of the reflections with a cogent, clear, and timely application to the problems and concerns of daily life.

The Priest

Each homily is from two to three pages in length, so it can be satisfactorily used in most parishes. Priests and lay people will benefit from the thoughts presented here in preparing or presenting their own ideas. Vivid quotations and stimulating examples will enlighten, encourage, and instruct those who read or hear these homilies. The reflections focus on the Scriptures of the day, applying them to the predicaments of daily life in a compelling, simple, and suitable way.

Catholic Library World

Captured Fire: The Sunday Homilies, Cycle C

  • Author: S. Joseph Krempa
  • Series: Captured Fire
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 205

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

Cycle C of this three-volume work of reflections on the liturgical readings for Sundays and Holy Days rounds out Father Krempa’s series with meditations based largely on the Gospel of Luke which plays such a prominent role in this Cycle. As such, emphasis is placed on the Lord’s kindness, compassion, predilection for the poor, the outcast, the sick and the sinner. Intended for the typical Sunday congregation, these brief thoughts exemplify how to apply the best in Scripture scholarship to practical, everyday problems. Both the homilist and the parishioner will find much to ponder here.

The Scripture texts form the center of the reflections with a cogent, clear, and timely application to the problems and concerns of daily life.

The Priest

Each homily is from two to three pages in length, so it can be satisfactorily used in most parishes. Priests and lay people will benefit from the thoughts presented here in preparing or presenting their own ideas. Vivid quotations and stimulating examples will enlighten, encourage, and instruct those who read or hear these homilies. The reflections focus on the Scriptures of the day, applying them to the predicaments of daily life in a compelling, simple, and suitable way.

Catholic Library World

About S. Joseph Krempa

S. Joseph Krempa is pastor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Winchester, Virginia. He earned his law degree from George Washington University in 1981 and was admitted to the bar in Washington, DC in 1982. He has prior degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Notre Dame and St. John’s Seminary in East Aurora, New York. Father Krempa is the author of the popular Captured Fire homily series.