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.



06Sep 6th September. 23rd Sunday, Ordinary Time.

6th September. 23rd Sunday, Ordinary Time.

September 6th, 2015

 1st Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7

Take courage, for God will save his people

Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will …

13Sep 13th September. 24th Sunday, Ordinary Time

13th September. 24th Sunday, Ordinary Time

September 13th, 2015

John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor, is not celebrated this year. (see below)

1st Reading: Isaiah 50:5-9

The suffering servant did not rebel or turn aside

The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not …

20Sep 20th September. 25th Sunday, Ordinary Time

20th September. 25th Sunday, Ordinary Time

September 20th, 2015

Saint Andrew Kim and co. are not celebrated this year.

1st Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20

The cruelty of the wicked against the just

“Let us lie in wait for the righteous man,
because he is inconvenient to us and opposes …

27Sep 27th September. 26th Sunday, Ordinary Time

27th September. 26th Sunday, Ordinary Time

September 27th, 2015

St Vincent de Paul is not celebrated this year. (See below)

1st Reading: Numbers 11:25-29

Moses wants to shared leadership of God’s People with others who have gifts of prophecy

Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke …

04Oct 4th October. 27th Sunday, Ordinary Time

4th October. 27th Sunday, Ordinary Time

October 4th, 2015

(on Saint Francis of Assisi, see below)

1st Reading: Genesis 2:18-24

God intends man and woman to become one flesh.

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him …

11Oct 11th October. 28th Sunday, Ordinary Time

11th October. 28th Sunday, Ordinary Time

October 11th, 2015

Saint Canice, abbot, is not celebrated this year. (See below)

1st Reading: Wisdom 7:7-11

Solomon praises Wisdom as more precious than gold, silver, health, or beauty.

Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me;

I called on God, and the …

18Oct 18th October. 29th Sunday, Mission Sunday

18th October. 29th Sunday, Mission Sunday

October 18th, 2015

(The feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist, is not celebrated this year)

1st Reading: Isaiah 53:10-11

God’s faithful Servant bears the world’s sins and sorrow; but he will prosper in the end.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to …

25Oct 25th October. 30th Sunday, Ordinary Time.

25th October. 30th Sunday, Ordinary Time.

October 25th, 2015

1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9

To the remnant of Israel, God promises to lead them back

For thus says the Lord: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, …