A treasure trove of extra resources, insights and practical suggestions for the liturgy of every Sunday and Major feast days in the seasons of Advent and Christmastide for the three-year Cycle. For each occasion, Fr O’Loughlin offers:(a) A Celebrant’s Guide which covers Introduction to the Celebration, Penitential Rite, Headings for the readings, Prayer of the Faithful, Eucharistic Prayers (suggestions for Prefaces etc), Invitation to the Our Father, Sign of Peace, Invitation to Communion, Communion Reflection, Dismissal. (b) Commentaries on each of the readings and psalms. (c) Homily Notes“This is a most comprehensive resource. It is a practical treasure trove for the presider and a skilful guide to preaching … there is humour and realism in these notes … the language used is accessible, the style conversational, while always exhibiting a depth of scholarship and an awareness of liturgical realities. Using this resource attunes one to the rich possibilities available to us in the liturgy.” – Donal O’Neill, The Furrow on Liturgical Resources for Luke’s Year.
Fr Thomas O’Loughlin is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Wales, Lampeter.