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.



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

2nd August. 18th Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 2nd, 2015

1st Reading: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15

God feeds the hungry Israelites with manna and quails

The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the desert. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the …

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

9th August. 19th Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 9th, 2015

1st Reading: First Book of Kings 19:4-8

Revived by food and drink Elijah reaches the mountain of God

But he himself went a day’s journey into the desert, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked …

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

1st Reading: Joshua 24:1-2

When they reach the Promised Land, will they still serve the true God?

Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; …

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

30th August. 22nd Sunday, Ordinary Time

August 30th, 2015

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8

Heed God’s words diligently; this brings life and wisdom.

So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy …

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 …

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

September 13th. 24th Sunday, Ordinary Time

September 13th, 2015

(Saint John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor of the Church is not celebrated this year.) John from Antioch (347–407) was nicknamed “Chrysostom” (Golden-tongued) for his eloquent preaching and writing. He lived for years as a monk before being made Patriarch of …

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

20th September. 25th Sunday, Ordinary Time

September 20th, 2015

(Saint Andrew Kim and companions, martyrs, are not celebrated this year.) Kim Taegon Andrea (1821–1846) was the first Korean-born Catholic priest and is the patron saint of Korea. His parents were converts and his father was subsequently martyred for the …

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

27th September. 26th Sunday, Ordinary Time

September 27th, 2015

(Saint Vincent de Paul, priest, is not celebrated this year.) Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) from Gascony, France, was a priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. Renowned for compassion, humility and generosity he was a pioneer in clerical training …

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

4th October. 27th Sunday, Ordinary Time

October 4th, 2015

(Saint Francis of Assisi is not celebrated this year.) Giovanni di Bernardone (1181-1226), was nicknamed Francesco (“the Frenchman”) by his father Pietro, as his mother was French. As a young man Francesco lived the life of a troubador and planned …