Homily Resources Archive

26Mar 26 March, 2017. 4th Sunday of Lent

26 March, 2017. 4th Sunday of Lent

March 26th, 2017

First Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13

Samuel selects and anoints young David as future king of Israel

The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill …

25Mar 25 March, 2017. The Annunciation of the Lord

25 March, 2017. The Annunciation of the Lord

March 25th, 2017

1st Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10

King Ahaz refuses to ask a sign of the Lord; Isaiah promises a child to be called Immanuel

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be …

24Mar 24 March, 2017. Friday, Week 3 of Lent

24 March, 2017. Friday, Week 3 of Lent

March 24th, 2017
Saint Macartan, bishop

1st Reading: Hosea 14:2-10

How God supports those who trust in Him

Take words with you and return to the Lord; say to him,
“Take away all guilt; accept that which is good,
and we will offer …

23Mar 22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

March 23rd, 2017

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

God’s people have clear duties and a high destiny

So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy …

23Mar 23 March, 2017. Thursday, Week 3 of Lent

23 March, 2017. Thursday, Week 3 of Lent

March 23rd, 2017
Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo

1st Reading: Jeremiah 7:23-28

Life’s highest goal is obedient response to God

But this command I gave them, “Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk only …

22Mar 22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

March 22nd, 2017

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

God’s people have clear duties and a high destiny

So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy …

21Mar 21 March, 2017. Tuesday, Week 3 of Lent

21 March, 2017. Tuesday, Week 3 of Lent

March 21st, 2017
Saint Enda, abbot

1st Reading: Daniel 3:25, 34-43

Nebuchadnezzar admires the miraculous escape of the young Jews

Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up quickly. He said to his counselors, “Was it not three men that we threw bound …

20Mar 20 March, 2017. St Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

20 March, 2017. St Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

March 20th, 2017

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 7:4-6, 12-14, 16

From king David’s offspring will come the universal spiritual King

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are …

19Mar 19 March, 2017. 3rd Sunday of Lent

19 March, 2017. 3rd Sunday of Lent

March 19th, 2017

1st Reading: Exodus 17:3-7

(God provides water for his people on their way through the wilderness. Help is never far from us).

The people thirsted for water; and they complained against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us out …

18Mar 18 March, 2017. Saturday, Week 2 of Lent

18 March, 2017. Saturday, Week 2 of Lent

March 18th, 2017
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor of the church

1st Reading: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20

Israel’s God is a God of mercy

Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock that belongs to you, which lives alone in a forest …




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