Homily Resources Archive

20Aug 20 August. 20th Sunday in O. T.

20 August. 20th Sunday in O. T.

August 20th, 2017
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

1st Reading: : Isaiah 56:1, 6-7

The Lord will bring foreigners to worship in Jerusalem

Thus says the Lord: Have a care for justice, act with integrity,
for soon my salvation will come and my integrity …

19Aug 19 August, 2017. Saturday, Week 19

19 August, 2017. Saturday, Week 19

August 19th, 2017

Saint John Eudes, priest

1st Reading: Joshua 24:14-29

At the covenant ceremony at Shechem, the whole people promise loyalty to God

Joshua said to all the people: “Revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away …

18Aug 18 August. Friday, Week 19

18 August. Friday, Week 19

August 18th, 2017

1st Reading: Joshua 24:1-13

Joshua narrates God’s help to Israel, from the patriarchs to entering the Promised Land

Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of …

17Aug 17 August. Thursday, Week 19

17 August. Thursday, Week 19

August 17th, 2017
(option: Our Lady of Knock, Readings from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lect II, 1421-1449)

1st Reading: Joshua 3:7-10, 11, 13-17

Carrying the Ark into the Jordan allowed the people cross safely

The Lord said to Joshua, “This …

16Aug 16 August, 2017. Wednesday, Week 19

16 August, 2017. Wednesday, Week 19

August 16th, 2017

Saint Stephen of Hungary

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 34:1-12

The great Moses dies within sight of the Promised Land

Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the …

15Aug 15 August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

15 August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15th, 2017

1st Reading: Revelation 11-12

The image of woman and dragon is applied to the Assumption

Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple; and there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, …

14Aug 14 August. Monday, Week 19

14 August. Monday, Week 19

August 14th, 2017
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 10:12-22

God’s chosen people must show mercy to foreigners, the orphan and the widow

And Moses said to the people, “So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require …

13Aug 13 August. 19th Sunday in O. T.

13 August. 19th Sunday in O. T.

August 13th, 2017
Ss Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, priest, martyrs; St Fachtna, bishop

1st Reading: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13

God’s voice was like the gentle whisper of a breeze

At that place Elijah came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then …

12Aug 12 August. Saturday, Week 18

12 August. Saturday, Week 18

August 12th, 2017
Saint Muredach, bishop; Saint Attracta; Saint Lelia

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-13

The central commandment of Torah: Be faithful to God

Moses said to the people: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the …

11Aug 11 August. Friday, Week 18

11 August. Friday, Week 18

August 11th, 2017
Saint Clare, virgin

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-40

Moses calls the people to appreciate God’s works and keep the commands

Moses said to the people: “Ask now about former ages, long before your own, ever since the day that God created …




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