Homily Resources Archive

23Jan 23 January, 2017. Monday, Week 3

23 January, 2017. Monday, Week 3

January 23rd, 2017

1st Reading: Hebrews 9:15, 24-28

Jesus as mediator of a new covenant

So Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems …

22Jan 22 January, 2017. 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

22 January, 2017. 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22nd, 2017
Saint Vincent, deacon and martyr

1st Reading: Isaiah 9:1-3

Isaiah foretells a Saviour for the people who walked in darkness

In the former time God brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the …

21Jan 21 January, 2017. Saturday, Week 2

21 January, 2017. Saturday, Week 2

January 21st, 2017
Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr

1st Reading: Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14

Jesus enters the Holy of Holies, to enable us to serve the living God

For a tent was constructed, the first one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and …

20Jan Jan. 20, 2017. Friday, Week 2

Jan. 20, 2017. Friday, Week 2

January 20th, 2017
Saints Fabian and Sebastian, martyrs

1st Reading: Hebrews 8:6-13

Mediator of a new covenant

But Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through …

19Jan 19 January, 2017. Thursday, Week 2

19 January, 2017. Thursday, Week 2

January 19th, 2017

1st Reading: Hebrews 7:25-8:6

Jesus our high priest serves in the true tabernacle of heaven

Jesus he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For …

18Jan 18 January, 2017. Wednesday, Week 2

18 January, 2017. Wednesday, Week 2

January 18th, 2017

1st Reading: Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17

The priesthood of Jesus is mysterious, eternal, like Melchisedek’s

This “King Melchizedek of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him;” and to …

17Jan 17 January, 2017. Tuesday, Week 2

17 January, 2017. Tuesday, Week 2

January 17th, 2017
Saint Anthony, abbot

1st Reading: Hebrews 6:10-20

Abraham’s long-delayed son. Learning patience

For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. …

16Jan Jan 16, 2017. Monday, Week 2

Jan 16, 2017. Monday, Week 2

January 16th, 2017
Saint Fursa [Fursey], abbot and missionary (c. 597-650)

1st Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10

Jesus is our Priest, and the source of eternal salvation for all

Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God …

15Jan 15 January. 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

15 January. 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 15th, 2017
Saint Ita, Virgin

1st Reading: Isaiah 49:3, 5-6

God is preparing his people Israel to become a light for all nations

The Lord said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”

And now the …

14Jan 14 January, 2017. Saturday of Week 1

14 January, 2017. Saturday of Week 1

January 14th, 2017

1st Reading: Hebrews 4:12-16

Our merciful high priest has passed into heaven

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to …




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