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Breaking Open the Word / Doctrine / Saint - Year A

SUNDAY OF THE YEAR DATES 2016/2017 DOCTRINAL TOPIC 2017 (see Doctrine Table below) SAINT OF THE WEEK  
1st Sunday of Advent 11/27/2016 NO SESSION    
2nd Sunday of Advent 12/4/2016 Liturgical Year    
3rd Sunday of Advent 12/11/2016 Incarnation    
4th Sunday of Advent 12/18/2016 Christmas / Christmas Season    
Nativity of the Lord 12/25/2016 NO SESSION    
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 1/1/2017 NO SESSION    
Epiphany ABC 1/8/2017 Revelation & Scripture Part 1  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton  
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1/15/2017 Sacraments  St. John Neumann  
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1/22/2017 Baptism  St. Marianne Cope  
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1/29/2017  Kingdom of God  St. Thomas Aquinas  
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2/5/2017 Morality & Moral Decision Making  St. Paul Miki & Companions  
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2/12/2017 NO SESSION (day after retreat)  Our Lady of Lourdes  
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2/19/2017 Church & Eccelesiology  Chair of St. Peter the Apostle  
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2/26/2017 Prayer St. Katharine Drexel   
1st Sunday of Lent 3/5/2017  BOW ONLY St. John of God  
2nd Sunday of Lent 3/12/2017  Sin & Grace  St. Frances of Rome  
3rd Sunday of Lent 3/19/2017 1st Scrutiny / Eschatology: Heaven, Purgatory & Hell  St. Joseph Husband of Mary  
4th Sunday of Lent 3/26/2017  2nd Scrutiny / Eucharist: Communion Rite; Symbols of Bread & Wine  St. Catherine of Genoa  
5th Sunday of Lent 4/2/2017  3rd Scrutiny / Confirmation  St. Isidore of Seville  
Palm Sunday Passion of the Lord 4/9/2017  Cross & Paschal Mystery  St. John Baptist de la Salle  
EASTER SUNDAY 4/16/2017  NO SESSION    
2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) 4/23/2017  Faith  St. Mark  
23rd Sunday OT Yr A 9/10/2017 Church & Ecclesiology St. Teresa of Calcutta  
24th Sunday OT Yr A 9/17/2017 Sacrament of Reconciliation St. Matthew  
25th Sunday OT Yr A 9/24/2017 Catholic Social Teaching St. Pius of Pietrelcino (Padre Pio)  
26th Sunday OT Yr A 10/1/2017 Jesus Christ St. Therese of Lisieux  

Doctrine - Faith, Life & Creed (Mary Birmingham) & other resources

DOCTRINE CATECHISM FOR ADULTS VIDEOS CATHOLIC UPDATES OTHER RESOURCES
 Advent: An Overview        
 Anointing of the Sick Pt 2 Ch 19 / 251-255 BH: Anointing of the Sick (who it's for) Anointing the Sick: A Parish Sacrament  
 Baptism Pt 2 Ch 15 / 183-188, 192-196  C4: Why is Baptism important?   The Sacrament of Baptism: Celebrating the Embrace of God  
 Catholic Social Teaching Pt 3 Ch 23-24 / 420-425      
 Christmas: An Overview        
Church & Ecclesiology Pt 1 Ch 10-11      
 Church Structures Pt 1 Ch 10-11      
 Confirmation Pt 2 Ch 16  The Sacrament of Confirmation Bishop Barron    
 The Creed        
 The Cross and Paschal Mystery Pt 1 Ch 8      
 The Easter Season: An Overview        
 Ecumenism Pt 1 Ch 11      
Eschatology / End Times    C4: Heaven, Hell and Purgatory    
 Eucharist: Introductory Rites        
 Eucharist: Liturgy of the Word        
 Eucharist: The Eucharistic Prayer        
Eucharist Series Part IV The Communion Rite    Sacraments 201: Eucharist What we Believe    
 Symbols of Bread & Wine    Sacraments 101 - Eucharist How we Receive / The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist Bishop Robt Barron  The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist Bishop Robt Barron  
 Evangelization        
 Faith        
 Holy Orders        
 The Holy Spirit        
 Incarnation        
 Jesus Christ        
 Kingdom of God    Barron: What is the Kingdom of God?  What is the Kingdom of God?  
 Lent: An Overview        
 Life Issues        
 The Liturgical Year        
 Marriage        
 Mary, Model for the Church        
 Miracles        
 Moral Decision Making        
 Morality        
Prayer        
 Sacrament of Reconciliation        
 Revelation & Scripture Part one Pt 1 Ch 3 / 23-28   "Tradition" clip from Fiddler on the Roof 1. Scripture & Tradition Revealing God's Plan; 2. How Catholics Read the Bible  
Scripture & Revelation Part 2        
 Sacraments Pt 2 Ch 14 / 168-172  C4: Why Observe the Sacraments?  What are the Sacraments?  
Saints        
 Salvation        
 Sin & Grace    C4 video: What is Sin?  Busted Halo video: You Don't Know Jack (about sin)! 1. Understanding Sin Today;  2. How Catholics Understand Grace  
 Stewardship        
 Triduum: An Overview        
         
         
         

 

Catechetical Archive

 

Sunday Breaking Open the Word Doctrine Saint of the Week Other Resources    
 CURRENT YEAR            
 Sept. 7, 2014 23rd Sun OT Year A   Sin & Grace Blessed Teresa of Calcutta  Team Meeting 11:45     
Sept. 14, 2014 Feast - Exultation of the Holy Cross Sacrament of Reconciliation Exaltation of the Holy Cross Sacraments 101 video: Penance (why we confess) / Commissioning at Cathedral - Mark Longanecker    
Sept. 21, 2014 25th Sun OT Year A Catholic Social Teaching St. Matthew C4 video: Is It Wrong to be Rich? / Catechist Sunday - Blessing of Catechists at all OLA masses    
Sept. 28, 2014 26th Sun OT Year A Scripture & Revelation Part 2 St. Jerome      
Oct. 5, 2014 27th Sun OT Year A Mary Model for the Church / Rosary Our Lady of the Rosary  Busted Halo video: Mary in Two Minutes    
Oct. 12, 2014 28th Sun OT Year A Eschatology / End Times St. John XXIII C4: Heaven, Hell and Purgatory     
Oct. 19, 2014 29th Sun OT Year A 1. Morality / 2. Moral Decision Marking St. Teresa of Avila C4: What Does Pro-Life Really Mean?     
Oct. 26, 2014 30th Sun OT Year A Saints St. John Paul II

Bust Halo video: How Does the Catholic Church Declare Someone a Saint? 

C4: What's Up With Catholics and Saints?

   
Nov. 2, 2014 All Souls Salvation St. Martin de Porres  C4: Who Can Save Us When We're Lost?    
Nov. 9, 2014 Feast of the Dedication Lateran Basilica Church Structures St. Francis Xavier Cabrini  C4: Why Do We Have a Pope?    
Nov. 16, 2014 33rd Sun OT Year A Advent Overview St. Elizabeth of Hungary      
Nov. 23, 2014 Solemnity - Christ the King Jesus Christ (Paschal Mystery) Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro      
Nov. 30, 2014 NO SESSION NO SESSION NO SESSION      
December 7, 2014  2nd Sunday Advent Year B The Liturgical Year  Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Juan Diego, Immaculate Conception       
 Dec. 14, 2014 3rd Sunday Advent Year B  Incarnation   St. John of the Cross Catholic Updates: 1. The Incarnation: Why God Wanted to Become Human; 2. Jesus Christ: Why the Word Became Flesh / C4 video: God in Human-Form?     
 Dec. 21, 2014  4th Sunday Advent Year B Christmas Overview St. John the Apostle       
Dec. 28, 2014 NO SESSION  NO SESSION  NO SESSION      
 Jan. 4, 2015  Sol. of the Epiphany of the Lord  Evangelization St. John Neumann  Catholic Update: Five Ways to Share Your Faith / C4 videos: 1. What is Evangelization?  2.  Does Faith Belong in Public Life?    
 Jan. 11, 2015  Feast of the Baptism of the Lord  Sacraments St. Hilary  Catholic Update: What Are the Sacraments? /  C4 video: Why Observe the Sacraments?     
 Jan. 18, 2015  2nd Sunday OT Year B  Baptism  St. Marianne Cope Catholic Update: The Sacrament of Baptism: Celebrating the Embrace of God /  C4 video: Why is Baptism important?     
 Jan. 25, 2015  3rd Sunday OT Year B Holy Orders   St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Updates: 1. Vocations: How is God Calling Me?  2. Father, Sister, Brother, Deacon: Is God Calling Me?  /  C4 video: What are Holy Orders?  Busted Halo: Holy Orders (What Ordination Means)     
Feb. 1, 2015 4th Sunday OT Year B Anointing of the Sick St. Paul Miki & Companions Catholic Update: Anointing the Sick: A Parish Sacrament  /  Busted Halo: Anointing the Sick (who it's for)    
Feb. 8, 2015 5th Sunday OT Year B Marriage St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic Updates: 1. Sacrament of Marriage: Sign of Faithful Love; 2. Spirituality of Marriage: Becoming Signs of God's Love  /  C4 video: What is God's Design for Marriage?  Busted Halo videos: 1. Matrimony: Why Make it Catholic?  2.  Sacraments 201: Matrimony    
 Feb. 15, 2015 6th Sunday OT Year B  Eucharist   Blesseds Jacinta & Francisco Marto Catholic Updates: 1. Real Presence in the Eucharist; 2. The Real Presence: Jesus' Gift to Us  /  Busted Halo video: Sacraments 201: Eucharist (what we believe)  C4 video: What Happens to the Bread and Wine?    
Feb. 22, 2015 1st Sunday Lent Year B Sin & Grace Chair of St. Peter

 Catholic Updates: 1. Understanding Sin Today;  2. How Catholics Understand Grace  /  C4 video: What is Sin?  Busted Halo video: You Don't Know Jack (about sin)!

 

   
March 29, 2015 Palm  Sunday Year B  The Cross and Paschal Mystery        
April 5, 2015 EASTER SUNDAY NO SESSION        
April 12, 2015 2nd Sun Easter Yr B  Faith        
April 19, 2015  3rd Sun Easter Yr B  Confirmation  St. Bernadette Soubirous      
April 26, 2015  4th Sun Easter Yr B  Church & Ecclesiology   St. Mark  World Day of Prayer for Vocations    
May 3, 2015  5th Sun Easter Yr B   Holy Spirit  Sts. Philip & James      
May 10, 2015  6th Sun Easter Yr B   FIESTA / MOTHER'S DAY NO SESSION       
May 17, 2015   7th Sun Easter Yr B / Ascension Sunday Jesus Christ  St. Peregrine Laziosi      
May 24, 2015   PENTECOST FULL RECEPTION OF CANDIDATES   NO SESSION      
 MAY 31, 2015 Trinity Sunday  Pending Decision  St. Joan of Arc  Possible day for parish ministry speakers    
 June 7, 2015 Corpus Christi  Eucharist  St. Charles Lwanga & Companions      
June 14, 2015 11th Sunday OT Yr B Scripture & Revelation 1   St. Anthony of Padua  CU: Scripture & Tradition Revealing God's Plan    
June 21, 2015 12th Sunday OT Yr B Scripture & Revelation 2   St. Aloysius Gonzaga  CU: Celebrating God's Word How Catholics Read the Bible    
June 28, 2015 13th Sunday OT Yr B  Miracles  Sts. Peter & Paul  CU: Miracles: Signs of God's Presence; C4: 1. Are there signs today that Jesus is still working?  2. Does Jesus Still Heal People?    
July 5, 2015 14th Sunday OT Yr B NO SESSION / 4TH OF JULY        
July 12, 2015 15th Sunday OT Yr B Creed  St. Kateri Tekakwitha   C4: What is a Creed?    
July 19, 2015 16th Sunday OT Yr B Kingdom of God   St. Mary MacKillop  CU: What is the Kingdom of God?    
July 26, 2015 17th Sunday OT Yr B  Salvation  St. James  CU: Who Will be Saved: What Catholics Believe about Salvation; C4: Who Can Save Us When We're Lost?    
Sept 20, 2015 25th Sunday OT Yr B Church & Ecclesiology/ Church Structure St. Pius of Petrelcina (Padre Pio) Tidings insert from Sept 11, 2015 / C4:Why Do We Have a Pope?    
Sept 27, 2015 26th Sunday OT Yr B Catholic Social Teaching St. Jerome CU: 100 Plus Years of Catholic Social Teaching / C4: Is It Wrong to be Rich?    
Oct 4, 2015 27th Sunday OT Yr B Sacrament of Matrimony St. Francis of Assisi CU: Sacrament of Marriage:Sign of Faithful Love / Spirituality of Marriage: Becoming Signs of God's Love / C4: What is God's Design for Marriage?  Busted Halo: Matrimony: Why Make it Catholic?    
Oct 11, 2015 28th Sunday OT Yr B Mary, Model for the Church Our Lady of the Rosary Many CU in files / Busted Halo: Mary in Two Minutes    
Oct 18, 2015 29th Sunday OT Yr B Holy Orders St. Luke CU: Vocations:How Is God Calling Me? C4: What are Holy Orders? Busted Halo: Holy Orders(What Ordination means)    
Oct 25, 2015 30th Sunday OT Yr B Anointing of the Sick St. Anthony Claret CU: Anointing the Sick: A Parish Sacrament / Busted Halo: Anointing of the Sick (who it's for)    
 Nov 1, 2015 All Saints Yr B  Saints  Sol of All Saints   C4: What's Up With Catholics & Saints;     Busted Halo: How Does the Catholic Church Declare Someone a Saint?; Bshp Barron: The Desire to Be a Saint; Bshp Barron: On All Saints Day    
Nov 8, 2015   32nd Sun OT Yr B Life Issues   St. Frances Xavier Cabrini      
 Nov 15, 2015  33rd Sun OT Yr B Eschatology, Heaven, Hell & Purgatory   St. Elizabeth of Hungary C4: Heaven, Hell & Purgatory; Bshp Barron: What the Church Means by Purgatory    
 Nov 22, 2015  Christ the King Year B Jesus Christ  Christ the King   Bshp Barron: The Real Face of Christ    
Nov. 29, 2015 1st Sun Advent Year C NO SESSION NO SESSION      
Dec 6, 2015

2nd Sun Advent Year C

Liturgical Year St. Nicholas

2 Minute Video: St. Nicholas

CU: The Liturgical Year: Simple Facts, Deep Truths

   
Dec 13, 2015 3rd Sun Advent Year C Incarnation OL of Guadalupe/ St. Juan Diego

C4: God in Human Form?

CU: The incarnation: Why God Wanted to Become Human

   
Dec 20, 2015 4th Sun Advent Year C Christmas Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord/ Christmas at Greccio  Robert Barron: Christmas    

Dec 27, 2015

The Holy Family NO SESSION NO SESSION      
Jan 3, 2016 Epiphany NO SESSION NO SESSION      
Jan 10, 2016 Baptism of the Lord Baptism St. Angela Merici / Magnificat pg 72 Catholic Update: The Sacrament of Baptism: Celebrating the Embrace of God /  C4 video: Why is Baptism important?     
Jan 17, 2016 2nd Sunday OT Yr C  Sacraments St. Francis de Sales / Magnificat pg 64  Catholic Update: What Are the Sacraments? /  C4 video: Why Observe the Sacraments?     
Jan 24, 2016 3rd Sunday OT Yr C  Salvation St. Marianne Cope / Magnificat pg 56   CU: Who Will be Saved: What Catholics Believe about Salvation; C4: Who Can Save Us When We're Lost?    
Jan 31, 2016 4th Sunday OT Yr C Kingdom of God  St. John Bosco / Magnificat pg 24 CU: What is the Kingdom of God?    Catholic Schools Week    
Feb 7, 2016 5th Sunday OT Yr C   Evangelization St. Josephine Bakhita / Magnificat pg 80  Catholic Update: Five Ways to Share Your Faith / C4 videos: 1. What is Evangelization?     

Feb 14, 2016

Rite of Sending & Election

1st Sunday Lent Yr C  Sin & Grace St. Claude La Colombiere / Magnificat pg 353  Catholic Updates: 1. Understanding Sin Today;  2. How Catholics Understand Grace  /  C4 video: What is Sin?  Busted Halo video: You Don't Know Jack (about sin)!     
Feb 21, 2016 2nd Sunday Lent Yr C  Eschatology, Heaven, Hell & Purgatory  Chair of St. Peter   C4: Heaven, Hell & Purgatory; Bshp Barron: What the Church Means by Purgatory    
Feb 28, 2016 3rd Sunday Lent Yr A 1st Scrutiny St. Katharine Drexel / Magnificat pg 146      
Mar 6, 2016 4th Sunday Lent Yr A 2nd Scrutiny  Sacrament of Reconciliation St. Frances of Rome   Sacraments 101 video: Penance (why we confess) /    
Mar 13, 2016 5th Sunday Lent Yr A 3rd Scrutiny Morality  St. Joseph of Arimathea / Magnificat pg 334      
Mar 20, 2016 Palm Sunday  The Cross of Christ St. Joseph, Husband of Mary      
Mar 27, 2016 EASTER SUNDAY NO SESSION NO SESSION      
 Apr 3, 2016 2nd Sun Easter Yr C  (Divine Mercy)  Eucharist Series Part II - Liturgy of the Word St. Julie Billiart       
April 10, 2016 3rd Sun Easter Yr C Eucharist Series Par III - Liturgy of the Eucharist St. Marguerite D'Youville  Busted Halo Sacraments 201: Eucharist What we Believe    
April 17, 2016 4th Sun Easter Yr C Eucharist Series Part IV The Communion Rite St. Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes VIDEO: Who cares about the saints by Fr. James Martin  Busted Halo: Sacraments 101 - Eucharist How we Receive    
April 24, 2016 5th Sun Easter Yr C Symbols of Bread & Wine St. Gianna Beretta Molla      
May 1, 2016 6th Sun Easter Yr C Holy Spirit & Confirmation St. Catherine of Siena / St. Monica Robert Barron on the Holy Spirit; Pentecost in Two Minutes;  Sacraments 101: Confirmation Why We're Confirmed; C4: Why Confirmation is important    
May 8, 2016 FIESTA & MOTHER'S DAY NO SESSION NO SESSION      
May 15, 2016 PENTECOST & RITE OF RECEPTION Full mass of Reception for all participants        
May 22, 2016 TRINITY SUNDAY Creed    C4: What is the Holy Trinity?    
May 29, 2016 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND NO SESSION        
 June 5, 2016 10th Sun OT Yr C   Sacr of Healing (ANOINTING OF THE SICK & Reconciliation) Bl. Franz Jaegerstaetter       
June 12, 2016

11th Sun OT Yr C

Church / Church Structures St. Anthony of Padua  C4:Why Do We Have a Pope?    
June 19, 2016 12th Sun OT Yr C Social Sacr (Marriage & HOLY ORDERS) Ven. Matt Talbot CU: Vocations:How Is God Calling Me? C4: What are Holy Orders? Busted Halo: Holy Orders(What Ordination means)    
June 26, 2016 13th Sun OT Yr C Faith & Ecumenism Sol of Sts. Peter & Paul  C4: What is Faith? C4: Why so many churches?    
July 3, 2016

NO SESSION

         
July 10, 2016 15th Sun OT Yr C Kingdom of God Bl. Pier Georgio Frassati

 CU: What is the Kingdom of God? / Robert Barron video: What is the Kingdom of God?

   
July 17, 2016 16th Sun OT Yr C Catholic Social Teaching St. Maria Goretti  CU: 100 Plus Years of Catholic Social Teaching / C4: Is It Wrong to be Rich?    
July 24, 2016 17th Sun OT Yr C Prayer & Miracles St. Sharbel Makhluf   CU: Miracles: Signs of God's Presence; C4: 1. Are there signs today that Jesus is still working?  2. Does Jesus Still Heal People?    
July 31, 2016 18th Sun OT Yr C Revelation & Scripture 1 St. Ignatius of Loyola CU: Scripture & Tradition Revealing God's Plan    
August 7, 2016 19th Sun OT Yr C

Scripture & Revelation 2

St. John Vianney      
August 14, 2016 20th Sun OT Yr C Mary Model for the Church / Assumption of Mary St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) Busted Halo: Mary in Two Minutes    
August 21, 2016 21st Sun OT Yr C Sin & Grace St. Augustine

CU: Understanding Sin Today / How Catholics Understand Grace          C4: What is Sin?

   
August 28, 2016 NO SESSION Patio Table all weekend        
September 4, 2016 NO SESSION LABOR DAY        
September 11, 2016 24th Sun OT Yr C Morality / Moral Decision Making St. Teresa of Calcutta      
September 18, 2016 25th Sun OT Yr C Sacr of Healing RECONCILIATION (Anointing of the Sick) St. John Chrysostom      
September 25, 2016 26th Sun OT Yr C Stewardship St. Vincent de Paul      
October 2, 2016 27th Sun OT Yr C Faith St. Francis of Assisi      
October 9, 2016  28th Sun OT Yr C   Salvation St. Therese of Lisieux  CU: Who Will be Saved: What Catholics Believe about Salvation; C4: Who Can Save Us When We're Lost?    
 October 16, 2016 29th Sun OT Yr C  Evangelization  St. Pope John XXIII   C4: What is Evangelization?; Does Faith Belong in Public Life?    
October 23, 2016   30th Sun OT Yr C Eucharist Series Pt 1 of 2 Eucharist Series Par III - Liturgy of the Eucharist AND Symbols of Bread & Wine St. Pope John Paul II   Busted Halo Sacraments 201: Eucharist What we Believe;  C4: What Happens to the Bread & Wine?    
October 30, 2016  31st Sun OT Yr C  Q&A with Dn Bob & Fr Charles (Eucharist to be main focus) St. Martin de Porres       
 November 6, 2016 32nd Sun OT Yr C Euch Part 2 of 2 Eucharist Series Part IV The Communion Rite St. Martin of Tours   Busted Halo: Sacraments 101 - Eucharist How we Receive    
 November 13, 2016 33rd Sun OT Yr C  Life Issues  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton       
November 20, 2016 Christ the King Jesus Christ St. Elizabeth of Hungary Bishop Barron: The Real Face of Christ    
November 27, 2016 NO SESSION          
December 4, 2016 2nd Sun Advent Yr A Liturgical Year Immaculate Conception      
December 11, 2016 3rd Sun Advent Yr A Incarnation OL of Guadalupe & St Juan Diego  

C4: God in Human Form?     CU: The incarnation: Why God Wanted to Become Human

   
December 18, 2016 4th Sun Advent Yr A Christmas St. Francis Xavier  Bishop Robert Barron: Christmas    
December 25, 2016 NO SESSION          
January 1, 2017 NO SESSION          
January 8, 2017 Epiphany of the Lord Revelation & Scripture 1 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tradition clip from Fiddler on the Roof / CU: Scripture & Tradition Revealing God's Plan    
January 15, 2017 2nd Sun OT Year A

 

Sacraments

St. John Neumann Catholic Update: What Are the Sacraments? /  C4 video: Why Observe the Sacraments?     
January 22, 2017 3rd Sun OT Year A Baptism St. Marianne Cope Catholic Update: The Sacrament of Baptism: Celebrating the Embrace of God /  C4 video: Why is Baptism important?     
January 29, 2017

4th Sun OT Year A

 

Kingdom of God St. Thomas Aquinas CU: What is the Kingdom of God? / Robert Barron video: What is the Kingdom of God?