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.



31Jul 31 July. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

31 July. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 31st, 2016

The Rich Fool is a sombre warning to anyone who complacently enjoys being rich and comfortable, while others starve. The economic model imposed by our capitalist, accumulative society plays a large part in world inequalities and tensions.

1st Reading: Ecclesiastes

07Aug 07 August. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

07 August. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 7th, 2016

Theme: As we admire our ancestors in the faith, we hope to imitate their persevering conviction about God’s direction of our lives.

1st Reading: Wisdom 18:6-9

A lesson from the Exodus: whoever trusts in the Lord will not be disappointed

14Aug 14 August. 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

14 August. 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 14th, 2016

Theme: Moral courage is always in short supply. It is the fashion to keep our heads down and go with the herd; but this is not the way to follow Christ.

1st Reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10

Jeremiah is dropped into

21Aug 21 August. 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

21 August. 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 21st, 2016

Today’s Scriptures speak of an orderly, disciplined life, a topic little mentioned in a permissive society. We could reflect on this theme as part of the overall scheme of divine justice in history

1st Reading: Isaiah 66:18-21

The returning Jews

28Aug 28 August. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 August. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 28th, 2016

1st Reading: Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29

A person attentive to God will never reject wisdom

My child, perform your tasks with humility; then you will be loved by those whom God accepts. The greater you are, the more you must humble …