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.



22Sep 22 September. Friday, Week 24

22 September. Friday, Week 24

September 22nd, 2017

22 September. Friday, Week 24

23Sep 23 September. Saturday, Week 24

23 September. Saturday, Week 24

September 23rd, 2017

23 September. Saturday, Week 24

25Sep 25 September. Monday, Week 25

25 September. Monday, Week 25

September 25th, 2017
Saint Finbarr, bishop

1st Reading: Ezra 1:1-6

Cyrus lets the Jews return home and bids others help them rebuild the temple

In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order that the word of the Lord by the …

26Sep 26 September. Tuesday, Week 25

26 September. Tuesday, Week 25

September 26th, 2017
Saints Cosmas and Damian, martyrs

1st Reading: Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20

The Jews rebuild and rededicate their temple in Jerusalem

King Darius decreed: “Do not impede the work on this house of God; let the governor of the Jews and …

27Sep 27 September. Wednesday, Week 25

27 September. Wednesday, Week 25

September 27th, 2017
St Vincent de Paul, priest

1st Reading: Ezra 9:5-9

During the evening sacrifice, Ezra acknowledges God’s mercy

At the evening sacrifice I, Ezra, got up from my fasting, with my garments and my mantle torn, and fell on my knees, …

28Sep 28 September. Thursday, Week 25

28 September. Thursday, Week 25

September 28th, 2017
St Wenceslaus; St Lawrence Ruiz

1st Reading: Haggai 1:1-8

The Jews are to go up to the hills and bring wood to build the temple

In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day …

29Sep 29 September. Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael

29 September. Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael

September 29th, 2017
Some angels are given proper names to denote their special service. Thus, Michael means “Who is like God;” Gabriel is “The Strength of God;” and Raphael is “God’s Remedy”

1st Reading: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

The vision of the Ancient One

30Sep 30 September. Saturday, Week 25

30 September. Saturday, Week 25

September 30th, 2017
Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Zechariah 2:1-4, 10-11 (NRSV)

Jerusalem will be a haven of peace for all nations

I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then I …




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