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.



26Sep 26 September. Monday, Week 26

26 September. Monday, Week 26

September 26th, 2016
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Saints Cosmas and Damian, optional memorial

1st Reading: Job 1:6-22

Job’s patience is tested, first with loss of property and then with the death of his children

One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, …

27Sep 27 September. Tuesday, Week 26

27 September. Tuesday, Week 26

September 27th, 2016
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Saint Vincent de Paul, memorial

1st Reading: Job 3:1-3

Job’s anguished lament at the misfortunes heaped upon him.

After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. He said:

“May the day of my birth …

28Sep 28 September. Wednesday, Week 26

28 September. Wednesday, Week 26

September 28th, 2016
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1st Reading: Job 9:1-12, 14-16

God’s omnipotent control of the universe and his mysterious guidance of life

Then Job answered:
“Indeed I know that this is so
but how can a mortal be just before God?
If one wished …

29Sep 29 September. Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

29 September. Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

September 29th, 2016
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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

30Sep 30 September. Friday, Week 26

30 September. Friday, Week 26

September 30th, 2016
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Saint Jerome, memorial

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

Only if Job is himself divine, with the knowledge of hidden things, can he challenge God.

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Have you commanded the morning since your …

01Oct 01 October. Saturday, Week 26

01 October. Saturday, Week 26

October 1st, 2016
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. memorial

1st Reading: Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17

After Job repents of his complaining, he is blessed more than before

Then Job answered the Lord:

“I know that you can do all things,
and that

03Oct 03 October. Monday, Week 27

03 October. Monday, Week 27

October 3rd, 2016

Blessed Columba Marmion, optional memorial

1st Reading: Galatians 1:6-12

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel, not that there is another …

04Oct 04 October. Tuesday, Week 27

04 October. Tuesday, Week 27

October 4th, 2016
Saint Francis of Assisi, memorial

1st Reading: Galatians 1:13-24

Paul persecuted the church but is converted, then goes to meet Cephas in Jerusalem

You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church …

05Oct 05 October. Wednesday, Week 27

05 October. Wednesday, Week 27

October 5th, 2016

1st Reading: Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14

Paul openly corrects Peter for compromising the principle of the equality of all believers

Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up in …

06Oct 06 October. Thursday, Week 27

06 October. Thursday, Week 27

October 6th, 2016
Saint Bruno, optional memorial

1st Reading: Galatians 3:1-5

Is the Spirit received by law-abidingness or by trusting faith?

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as crucified! The only …