Weekday Homily Resources

The gist of each reading is suggested in a single line; then the readings (minus the Responsorial Psalm) are given in full (using the NRSV for its inclusive language); finally a couple of reflections on the day’s readings. Most weekdays we offer two separate homily approaches. The first is drawn from material written by my friend and Passionist confrere, Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller cp. With permission from his estate, I have used his Biblical Meditations for Ordinary Time and Biblical Meditations for Lent as starting point, editing them down to a maximum of 3 or 4 paragraphs. The second approach is based on a set of homilies provided by Fr. Martin Hogan of the Dublin archdiocese.
Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



29Aug 29th August. The Passion of Saint John the Baptist

29th August. The Passion of Saint John the Baptist

August 29th, 2015

1st Reading: Jeremiah 1:17-19.

Like Jeremiah, we must resist domineering rulers

But you, gird up your loins; stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not break down before them, or I will break you before them.…

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

30th August. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 30th, 2015

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

Heed God’s words and observe them diligently; this is your source of life and wisdom.

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

31Aug 31st August. Monday of Week 22

31st August. Monday of Week 22

August 31st, 2015

Jesus in his home synagogue

Today’s gospel begins with an account of the liturgy of the word in the synagogue of Jesus’ home town of Nazareth. He stands up to read from the prophet Isaiah and then sits down to …

02Sep 2nd September. Wednesday, Week 22

2nd September. Wednesday, Week 22

September 2nd, 2015

1st Reading: Colossians 1:1-8

Paul commends “love to the saints” and growth in Gospel values

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ …

03Sep September 3rd. Thursday, Week 22

September 3rd. Thursday, Week 22

September 3rd, 2015

Feast of St Gregory the Great (see below)

1st Reading: Colossians 1:9-14

We can endure whatever comes, being rescued from the power of darkness.

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you …

04Sep September 4th. Friday, Week 22

September 4th. Friday, Week 22

September 4th, 2015

1st Reading: Colossians 1:15-20

Through Christ everything was created and reconciled to God

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible …

05Sep September 5th. Saturday, Week 22

September 5th. Saturday, Week 22

September 5th, 2015

1st Reading: Colossians 1:21-23

Hold the faith firmly, to come before God free of all blame

And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so …

07Sep September 7th Monday, Week 23

September 7th Monday, Week 23

September 7th, 2015

1st Reading: Colossians 1:24-2:3

To spread the faith, Paul suffers on behalf of the Church

I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the …

08Sep September 8th. Nativity of Our Lady

September 8th. Nativity of Our Lady

September 8th, 2015

1st Reading: Micah 5:1-4

Bethlehem, from you shall come one who is to rule in Israel

But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who …

09Sep September 9th Wednesday, Week 23

September 9th Wednesday, Week 23

September 9th, 2015

Feast of St Ciaran of Clonmacnoise (see below)

1st Reading: Colossians 3:1-11

You have been raised with Christ, so set your heart where Christ is

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where …