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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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
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.