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The Sunday Homilies

Author:S. Josehp Krempa
Copyright: 2005
First Printed: 11-01-2005
Reprints: 2021

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Intended for the “average” 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 the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. As such they are ideally suited for private personal meditation or for use in the priest's regular preparation of homilies geared to the needs of a twenty?first century audience living in a world often hostile to the Gospel message and used to getting most of its advice on how to live from TV talk shows and Headline News.

About the Author: Father S. Joseph Krempa, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Winchester, Virginia, is the highly respected author of the extraordinarily popular three volume series of Daily Homilies for the weekdays of Ordinary Time, including the Seasonal and Sanctoral Cycle (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and All Obligatory Memorials) which was published by Alba House in 1985 and is now in its sixth printing.

Book: 188 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8189-0981-8
Prod. Code: 0981-1



S. Joseph Krempa's Captured Fire: The Sunday Homilies -- Cycle A was published by ST PAULS (Staten Island, NY) in 2004. His Cycle B was published in 2005 along with Cycle C. Krempa, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Winchester, VA presents homilies for every Sunday of the liturgical year along with some solemnities and feasts. According to the book, the reflections have been prepared for the average Sunday congregation. Each two- to three-page homily, according to the book, is "meant to inform, edify, and inspire those who read or hear them." The Scripture texts form the center of the reflections with a cogent, clear, and timely application to the problems and concerns of daily life. --Mark G. Boyer in The Priest, November 2006


This book is arranged in three parts: 1. Sundays during the Seasons of the Year (e.g., Advent, Lent, etc.), 2. Sundays of Ordinary Time, and 3. Solemnities and Feasts of the Year. 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. --Jovian P. Lang, O.F.M. in Catholic Library World, March 2006

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