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.

25Oct 25 October. Tuesday, Week 30

25 October. Tuesday, Week 30

October 25th, 2016

1st Reading: Ephesians 5:21-33

Love between spouses mirrors Christ’s love for the church

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. For the husband is the …

26Oct 26 October. Wednesday, Week 30

26 October. Wednesday, Week 30

October 26th, 2016

1st Reading: Ephesians 6:1-9

Practical advice for parents and children, masters and servants

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”;, this is the first commandment with a promise: “so that it …

27Oct 27 October. Thursday, Week 30

27 October. Thursday, Week 30

October 27th, 2016
Saint Otteran, monk, optional memorial

1st Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20

Putting on the armour of God, for the struggle of life

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.
Put on the whole armour of God, …

28Oct 28 October. Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

28 October. Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

October 28th, 2016

1st Reading: Ephesians 2:19-22

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

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, …

29Oct 29 October. Saturday, Week 30

29 October. Saturday, Week 30

October 29th, 2016
Saint Colman, bishop, optional memorial

1st Reading: Philippians 1:18-26

Taking everything in stride, so that he may preach the Gospel

What does it matter, so long as Christ is proclaimed in every way, whether out of false motives or true; …

31Oct 31 October. Monday, Week 31

31 October. Monday, Week 31

October 31st, 2016

1st Reading: Philippians 2:1-4

Setting aside conceited rivalry, we should be generous to others

So then, my beloved brethren, if then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, …