Weekday Homily Resources

The gist of each reading is suggested in a single line; then the readings (minus the Responsorial Psalm) are given in full (using the NRSV for its inclusive language); finally a couple of reflections on the day’s readings. Most weekdays we offer two separate homily approaches. The first is drawn from material written by my friend and Passionist confrere, Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller cp. With permission from his estate, I have used his Biblical Meditations for Ordinary Time and Biblical Meditations for Lent as starting point, editing them down to a maximum of 3 or 4 paragraphs. The second approach is based on a set of homilies provided by Fr. Martin Hogan of the Dublin archdiocese.
Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



24Apr 24 April, 2017. Monday, Week 2 of Easter

24 April, 2017. Monday, Week 2 of Easter

April 24th, 2017
Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 4:23-31

The first Christian community prays for help to survive the threatened persecution

After they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the …

25Apr 25 April, 2017. Saint Mark, Evangelist

25 April, 2017. Saint Mark, Evangelist

April 25th, 2017

1st Reading: 1 Peter 5:5-14

St Peter mention of Mark among the Christians in Rome (“Babylon”)

When the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. In the same way, you who are younger …

26Apr 26 April, 2017. Wednesday, Week 2 of Easter

26 April, 2017. Wednesday, Week 2 of Easter

April 26th, 2017

1st Reading: Acts 5:17-26

The Temple police arrest the apostles, but without violence

Then the high priest took action; he and all who were with him (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), being filled with jealousy, arrested the apostles …

27Apr 27 April, 2017. Thursday, Week 2 of Easter

27 April, 2017. Thursday, Week 2 of Easter

April 27th, 2017
Saint Asicus, bishop

1st Reading: Acts 5:27-33

What Peter and the apostles told the Jewish council

When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not …

28Apr 28 April, 2017. Friday, Week 2 of Easter

28 April, 2017. Friday, Week 2 of Easter

April 28th, 2017
Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 5:34-42

Gamaliel prudently advises his colleagues against condemning Jesus’ followers

But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up and …

29Apr 29 April, 2017. Saint Catherine of Siena, co-patron of Europe

29 April, 2017. Saint Catherine of Siena, co-patron of Europe

April 29th, 2017

1st Reading: 1 John 1:5, 2:2

The message we have heard from him and proclaim to you

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no …




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