Homily Resources Archive

24Sep 24 September. Saturday, Week 25

24 September. Saturday, Week 25

September 24th, 2016
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1st Reading: Qohelet 11:9,12:8

A wise man’s lament about the encroachments of old age.

Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the inclination of your heart …

23Sep 23 September. Friday, Week 25

23 September. Friday, Week 25

September 23rd, 2016
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1st Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

There is an appointed time for everything under the sun. Yearnings stir in the human heart.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:…

22Sep 22 September. Thursday, Week 25

22 September. Thursday, Week 25

September 22nd, 2016
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1st Reading: Ecclesiastes (Qohelet) 1:2-11

Nothing is new under the sun. Vanity of vanities; all is vanity!

Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
What do people gain from all the toil …

21Sep 21 September. Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

21 September. Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

September 21st, 2016
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1st Reading: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13

Of all gifts of God to the Church, the apostles have the task of spreading the faith

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of …

20Sep 20 September. Tuesday, Week 25

20 September. Tuesday, Week 25

September 20th, 2016
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1st Reading: Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13

Advice about self-control from Solomon’s proverbs.

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
he turns it wherever he will.…

19Sep 19 September. Monday, Week 25

19 September. Monday, Week 25

September 19th, 2016
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1st Reading: Proverbs 3:27-34

Practical guidelines for dealing justly with one’s neighbour.

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
Do not say to your …

18Sep 18 September. Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time

18 September. Twenty-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time

September 18th, 2016
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1st Reading: Amos 8:4-7

A warning that God is concerned for justice and fair play

Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, …

17Sep 17 September. Saturday, Week 24

17 September. Saturday, Week 24

September 17th, 2016
Saint Robert Bellarmine optional memorial

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49

What is sown and dies rises to new, incorruptible life. Our bodies will resemble the risen Jesus.

But some one will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what …

16Sep 16 September. Friday, Week 24

16 September. Friday, Week 24

September 16th, 2016
Sts Cornelius and Cyprian, memorial

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Belief in the Lord’s resurrection is not superfluous, but a vital basis for hope

Now if Christ is preached as raised from the dead, how can some of you say …

15Sep 15 September (Thurs). Our Lady of Sorrows

15 September (Thurs). Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15th, 2016

1st Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9

Even Jesus learned obedience through what he suffered

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, …