Author: Mark G. Boyer
First Printed: 10-03-2011
This book consists of: 1. A brief title for each of the reflections given along with a biblical notation indicating the source of the thoughts to follow; 2. A few short verses of Scripture taken from the first reading provided in the Lectionary for the Mass of the day; 3. A reflective study of the passage chosen including some valuable background and contextual information concerning the reading; 4. A question for personal meditation that can serve as a guide for the personal appropriation of the message. Homilists will find in these a basis for their sermons or brief homilies; 5. A prayer summarizing the original theme that was studied in the preceding material. This prayer can also be used as a fitting conclusion to the General Intercessions or Prayer of the Faithful during Mass. The present volume will also be useful to individuals for private prayer and study as well as by priests in their preparation for the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
About the Author: Mark G. Boyer, a priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for thirty-three years, in the author of thirty books (five published by ST PAULS / Alba House) on biblical and liturgical spirituality. A monthly columnist for The Priest magazine, he is the founding pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Nixa, Missouri and a part-time member of the Religious Studies Department of Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, where he has taught courses in the Bible and film for over twenty years.
Book: 567 pages