Homily Resources Archive

28Apr 28 April, 2017. Friday, Week 2 of Easter

28 April, 2017. Friday, Week 2 of Easter

April 28th, 2017
Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 5:34-42

Gamaliel wisely advises his colleagues not to condemn the apostles

But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up …

27Apr 27 April, 2017. Thursday, Week 2 of Easter

27 April, 2017. Thursday, Week 2 of Easter

April 27th, 2017
Saint Asicus, bishop

1st Reading: Acts 5:27-33

What Peter and the apostles told the Jewish council

When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not …

26Apr 26 April, 2017. Wednesday, Week 2 of Easter

26 April, 2017. Wednesday, Week 2 of Easter

April 26th, 2017

1st Reading: Acts 5:17-26

The Temple police arrest the apostles, but without violence

Then the high priest took action; he and all who were with him (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), being filled with jealousy, arrested the apostles …

25Apr 25 April, 2017. Saint Mark, Evangelist

25 April, 2017. Saint Mark, Evangelist

April 25th, 2017

1st Reading: 1 Peter 5:5-14

St Peter mention of Mark among the Christians in Rome (“Babylon”)

When the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. In the same way, you who are younger …

24Apr 24 April, 2017. Monday, Week 2 of Easter

24 April, 2017. Monday, Week 2 of Easter

April 24th, 2017
Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 4:23-31

The first Christian community prays for help to survive the threatened persecution

After they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the …

23Apr 23 April, 2017. 2nd Sunday of Easter

23 April, 2017. 2nd Sunday of Easter

April 23rd, 2017
Divine Mercy Sunday; Saint George; Saint Adalbert of Prague

1st Reading: Acts 2:42-47

The early Christians shared what they owned and broke bread together

The whole community devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread …

22Apr 22 April, 2017. Easter Saturday

22 April, 2017. Easter Saturday

April 22nd, 2017

1st Reading: Acts 4:13-21

Risking their lives, Peter and John declare what they have seen and heard

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and …

21Apr 21 April, 2017. Easter Friday

21 April, 2017. Easter Friday

April 21st, 2017
St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the church

1st Reading: Acts 4:1-12

Peter’s belief that there is salvation in no one else but Jesus

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, …

21Apr 21 May, 2017. 6th Sunday of Easter

21 May, 2017. 6th Sunday of Easter

April 21st, 2017

See Presider’s Page, for Opening Comment, Alternative Opening Prayer (from 1998 ICEL Missal) Prayers of the Faithful, etc.

1st Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Philip’s mission in Samaria shows the joy of the early Christian faith

Philip went down to …

21Apr 21 April, 2017. Easter Friday

21 April, 2017. Easter Friday

April 21st, 2017
St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the church

1st Reading: Acts 4:1-12

Peter’s belief that there is salvation in no one else but Jesus

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, …




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