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.



22Mar 22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

March 22nd, 2017

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

God’s people have clear duties and a high destiny

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 …

23Mar 23 March, 2017. Thursday, Week 3 of Lent

23 March, 2017. Thursday, Week 3 of Lent

March 23rd, 2017
Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo

1st Reading: Jeremiah 7:23-28

Life’s highest goal is obedient response to God

But this command I gave them, “Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk only …

23Mar 22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

22 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 3 of Lent

March 23rd, 2017

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

God’s people have clear duties and a high destiny

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 …

24Mar 24 March, 2017. Friday, Week 3 of Lent

24 March, 2017. Friday, Week 3 of Lent

March 24th, 2017
Saint Macartan, bishop

1st Reading: Hosea 14:2-10

How God supports those who trust in Him

Take words with you and return to the Lord; say to him,
“Take away all guilt; accept that which is good,
and we will offer …

25Mar 25 March, 2017. The Annunciation of the Lord

25 March, 2017. The Annunciation of the Lord

March 25th, 2017

1st Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10

King Ahaz refuses to ask a sign of the Lord; Isaiah promises a child to be called Immanuel

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be …

27Mar 27 March, 2017. Monday, Week 4 of Lent

27 March, 2017. Monday, Week 4 of Lent

March 27th, 2017

1st Reading: Isaiah 65:17-21

“Rejoice in what I create!” Good things in store for those who love God

The Lord God says: “I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered …

28Mar 28 March, 2017. Tuesday, Week 4 of Lent

28 March, 2017. Tuesday, Week 4 of Lent

March 28th, 2017

1st Reading: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12

Life-giving water flows out from the Temple of God

Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple; there, water was flowing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for …

29Mar 29 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 4 of Lent

29 March, 2017. Wednesday, Week 4 of Lent

March 29th, 2017

1st Reading: Isaiah 49:8-15

God promises the exiles, “You’ll be a sign of salvation!”

Thus says the Lord: ‘In a time of favour I have answered you, on a day of salvation I have helped you; I have kept you …

30Mar 30 March, 2017. Thursday, Week 4 of Lent

30 March, 2017. Thursday, Week 4 of Lent

March 30th, 2017

1st Reading: Exodus 32:7-14

Though his people rebel, Moses begs another chance for them

The Lord said to Moses, “Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have …

31Mar 31 March, 2017. Friday, Week 4 of Lent

31 March, 2017. Friday, Week 4 of Lent

March 31st, 2017

1st Reading: Wisdom 2:1, 12-22

Malice of the foolish against  good people

Foolish people reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves, “Short and sorrowful is our life, and there is no remedy when a life comes to its end, and no one …




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