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.



21Oct 21 October. Saturday, Week 28

21 October. Saturday, Week 28

October 21st, 2017
Option: Saturday Mass of the BVM

1st Reading: Romans 4:13, 16-18

Hoping against hope, Abraham became the father of many nations, believing in the life-giving power of God

The promise that he would inherit the world did not come to …

23Oct 23 October. Monday, Week 29

23 October. Monday, Week 29

October 23rd, 2017
Saint John of Capistrano, priest (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 4:20-25

Like Abraham’s faith, our faith will be credited to us by God

No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith …

24Oct 24 October. Tuesday, Week 29

24 October. Tuesday, Week 29

October 24th, 2017
Saint Anthony Mary Claret, bishop (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 5:12, 17-21

Through Adam, sin and death came to us all; through Jesus Christ, grace far surpasses all sin

Just as sin came into the world through one man, and …

25Oct 25 October. Wednesday, Week 29

25 October. Wednesday, Week 29

October 25th, 2017
Blessed Thaddaeus McCarthy (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 6:12-18

Be obedient to God and you will come from death to life

Do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present …

26Oct 26 October. Thursday, Week 29

26 October. Thursday, Week 29

October 26th, 2017

1st Reading: Romans 6:19-23

Freed from sin and now serving God, and destined for eternal life

If I may speak in human terms because of your natural limitations, just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and …

27Oct 27 October. Friday, Week 29

27 October. Friday, Week 29

October 27th, 2017
Saint Otteran, monk (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 7:18-25

Who can free me from my moral crisis? Only God, through Jesus Christ

I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is …

28Oct 28 Oct. Ss Simon and Jude, Apostles (Feast)

28 Oct. Ss Simon and Jude, Apostles (Feast)

October 28th, 2017

1st Reading: Ephesians 2:19-22

God has appointed apostles so that his people’s needs will be served

You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon …

30Oct 30 October. Monday, Week 30

30 October. Monday, Week 30

October 30th, 2017

1st Reading: Romans 8:12-17

In the Spirit, we are God’s children; he is our “Abba, Father”

My brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh, for if you live according to the …

31Oct 31 October. Tuesday, Week 30

31 October. Tuesday, Week 30

October 31st, 2017
Bl. Dominic Collins, martyr (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 8:18-25

The future we hope for is already within us, like a seed waiting to flower

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the …

01Nov 01 November 2017. All Saints Day

01 November 2017. All Saints Day

November 1st, 2017

1st Reading: Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14

Vast numbers were sealed with the sign of the Living God

I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud …




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