Homily Resources Archive

25Feb 25 Feb, 2017. Saturday, Week 7

25 Feb, 2017. Saturday, Week 7

February 25th, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 17:1-15

God made us in the divine image, and looks with favour on us

The Lord created human beings out of earth,
and makes them return to it again.

He gave them a fixed number of days, …

24Feb 24 Feb, 2017. Friday, Week 7

24 Feb, 2017. Friday, Week 7

February 24th, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 6:5-17

Let your friends be tried and trusted. Faithful friends are a tonic

Pleasant speech multiplies friends,
and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies.

Let those who are friendly with you be many,
but let your advisers be …

23Feb 23 Feb, 2017. Thursday, Week 7

23 Feb, 2017. Thursday, Week 7

February 23rd, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 5:1-8

Do not delay to turn back to the Lord

Do not rely on your wealth, or say, “I have enough.”
Do not follow your inclination and strength in pursuing the desires of your heart.
Do not …

22Feb 22 Feb, 2017. The Chair of St Peter, Apostle

22 Feb, 2017. The Chair of St Peter, Apostle

February 22nd, 2017

Today we celebrate Saint Peter’s leadership of the church in Rome. The magnificent marble cathedra,  fashioned (c.1650) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for St. Peter’s basilica  surrounds a small wooden chair that may have been used by Peter himself, as …

21Feb 21 Feb, 2017. Tuesday, Week 7

21 Feb, 2017. Tuesday, Week 7

February 21st, 2017
Saint Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Sirach 2:1-11

Experience shows that those who hope in the Lord are not forsaken

My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for testing.
Set your …

20Feb 20 Feb, 2017. Monday, Week 7

20 Feb, 2017. Monday, Week 7

February 20th, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 1:1-10

All wisdom comes from God and returns to him

All wisdom is from the Lord, and with him it remains forever.
The sand of the sea, the drops of rain, and the days of eternity–who …

19Feb 19 Feb, 2017. 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19 Feb, 2017. 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 19th, 2017

Theme: We naturally resent those who do us wrong. But hatred, if nurtured, can come between us and God, whose ideal of perfection is mercy.

1st Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18

God calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves

The …

18Feb 18 Feb, 2017. Saturday, Week 6

18 Feb, 2017. Saturday, Week 6

February 18th, 2017

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:1-7

Heroic examples of faith, from the Scriptures

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds …

17Feb 17 Feb, 2017. Friday, Week 6

17 Feb, 2017. Friday, Week 6

February 17th, 2017
The Seven Founders of the Servite Order; Saint Fintan, abbot

1st Reading: Genesis 11:1-9

When people sought independence from God, their language is scrambled

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as they migrated from …

16Feb 16 Feb, 2017. Thursday, Week 6

16 Feb, 2017. Thursday, Week 6

February 16th, 2017

1st Reading: Genesis 9:1-13

The rainbow, a perpetual sign of God’s covenant with Noah and the human race

God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. The fear and dread …




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