Sunday Homily Resources

Sunday Readings, in summary and in full (NRSV); plus sample homilies from various authors. If you can send me good stuff, I’ll use it here. For “Lectio Divina” reflections on the text of the Sunday readings please see http://www.tarsus.ie/page6/index.html (Fr. Kieran O’Mahony’s excellent Biblical Resources website).

Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



08May 08 May. The Ascension of the Lord

08 May. The Ascension of the Lord

May 8th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 1:1-11

Ascension concludes Jesus’ ministry and prepares for the Spirit at Pentecost

In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up …

15May 15 May. Pentecost Sunday

15 May. Pentecost Sunday

May 15th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 2:1-11

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind and it filled the entire house where …

22May 22 May. The Most Holy Trinity. Solemnity

22 May. The Most Holy Trinity. Solemnity

May 22nd, 2016

1st Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31

Wisdom is the first-born of creation

The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.

Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning …

29May 29 May. The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Sunday)

29 May. The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Sunday)

May 29th, 2016

Today we honour the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the food which sustains us on our journey through life.

1st Reading: Genesis 14:18-20

The bread and wine offered by Melchizedek foreshadow the Eucharist

And King Melchizedek of Salem …