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.



05Jul 5th July. 14th Sunday, Ordinary Time

5th July. 14th Sunday, Ordinary Time

July 5th, 2015

1st Reading: Ezekiel 2:2-5

God sends Ezekiel to call the people to repentance

And when he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to me. He said to …

12Jul 12th July. 15th Sunday.

12th July. 15th Sunday.

July 12th, 2015

1st Reading: Amos 7:12-15

Amos is called by God to be a prophet

Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, earn your bread there, and prophesy there; but never again prophesy at Bethel, …

19Jul 19th July. 16th Sunday

19th July. 16th Sunday

July 19th, 2015

1st Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6

I will raise up for David a righteous Branch

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the …

26Jul 26th July. 17th Sunday, Ordinary Time

26th July. 17th Sunday, Ordinary Time

July 26th, 2015

 1st Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44

Elisha miraculously provides abundant food for aa hundred men.

A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing food from the first fruits to the man of God: twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in …

02Aug 2nd August. 18th Sunday, Ordinary Time

2nd August. 18th Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 2nd, 2015

(St Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop; and St Peter Julian Eymard, priest, not celebrated this year.) Eusebius, born in Sardinia about 300, became the first bishop in Vercelli (northern Italy), in the early 340s. He led his clergy to form a …

09Aug 9th August. 19th Sunday, Ordinary Time

9th August. 19th Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 9th, 2015

(Saint Teresa Benedicta is not celebrated this year.) Teresa Benedicta (1891-1942), or Edith Stein was born into an observant Jewish family, but was an atheist by her teenage years. After studying philosophy and holding a teaching position at the University …

16Aug 16th August. 20th Sunday, Ordinary Time

16th August. 20th Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 16th, 2015

1st Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom has built her house, with seven pillars.

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn herself seven pillars. She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine, she has also set her table. She …

23Aug 23rd August. 21st Sunday, Ordinary Time

23rd August. 21st Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 23rd, 2015

(Saint Rose of Lima, virgin is not celebrated this year.) Isabel Flores y de Oliva (1586-1617) from a Spanish colonial family in Lima, Peru, was nicknamed “Rose” from an incident in her childhood. She wanted to be a nun, but …

30Aug 30th August. 22nd Sunday, Ordinary Time

30th August. 22nd Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 30th, 2015

(Saint Fiachra, monk, is not celebrated this year.) Fiachra or Fiacre (c. 600-670) lived for years in a hermitage in County Kilkenny, where his unwanted fame as a healer and holy man caused disciples to flock to him. Seeking greater …

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

6th September. 23rd Sunday, Ordinary Time.

September 6th, 2015

 1st Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7

Urging those who are losing heart to 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 …