Fr Martin Hogan’s book, To Know the Love of Christ, with homily reflections for 2017 will be very welcome to all our readers. Fr Martin has generously supplied weekday homily notes for this column, over the past two years. …
Sunday Homily Resources
Sunday Readings, in summary and in full (NRSV); plus sample homilies from various authors. If you can send me good stuff, I’ll use it here. For “Lectio Divina” reflections on the text of the Sunday readings please see http://www.tarsus.ie/page6/index.html (Fr. Kieran O’Mahony’s excellent Biblical Resources website).
Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.
1st Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17
When Naaman the Syrian washes in the Jordan he is cured
Naaman the leper went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh …
1st Reading: Book of Exodus 17:8-13
When Moses prays with arms outstretched, God gives victory to his people
Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some men for us and go out, …
1st Reading: Sirach 35:15-22
The prayer of the humble will reach to the clouds
The Lord is the judge,
and with him there is no partiality.
He will not show partiality to the poor;
but he will listen to the …
1st Reading: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
Martyrdom of the brothers and their mother: faith in the resurrection
It happened also that seven brothers and their mother were arrested and were being compelled by the king, under torture with whips and …