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.



30Sep 30 September. Friday, Week 26

30 September. Friday, Week 26

September 30th, 2016
biblical.ie
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 …

07Oct 07 October. Friday. Our Lady of the Rosary

07 October. Friday. Our Lady of the Rosary

October 7th, 2016

This feast was established by pope Pius V in thanksgiving for the Christian victory over the Turks at the naval battle of Lepanto (1571), credited to the recitation of the Rosary. Our Lady is daily honoured in the prayer, which

08Oct 08 October. Saturday, Week 27

08 October. Saturday, Week 27

October 8th, 2016

or Saturday Mass of the BVM

1st Reading: Galatians 3:22-29

In Christ, all the baptized are equally children of God, Jew or gentile, slave or free, male or female

But the scripture has imprisoned all things under the power of …

10Oct 10 October. Monday, Week 28

10 October. Monday, Week 28

October 10th, 2016

1st Reading: Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1

Through faith we are born free. It was for liberty that Christ freed us

Now it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a free …

11Oct 11 October. Tuesday, Week 28

11 October. Tuesday, Week 28

October 11th, 2016
Saint John XXIII; St Canice, optional memorials

1st Reading: Galatians 5:1-6

In Christ Jesus, circumcision no longer counts; only faith acting through love

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a …