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.



29Jul 29th of July. St Martha of Bethany

29th of July. St Martha of Bethany

July 29th, 2015

Martha of Bethany

Martha is mentioned in the Gospels of Luke and John. She lived in the village of Bethany near Jerusalem with her siblings Lazarus and Mary. She welcomed Jesus and the disciples into her home, and was witness

30Jul 30th July. Thursday in Week 17

30th July. Thursday in Week 17

July 30th, 2015

(Feast: Saint Peter Chrysologus; see below)

1st Reading: Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38

The tabernacle and its contents are consecrated and God’s glory settles there.

Moses did everything just as the Lord had commanded him. In the first month in the second …

31Jul 31st July. Friday, Week 17.

31st July. Friday, Week 17.

July 31st, 2015

(Feast: Saint Ignatius of Loyola; see below)

1st Reading: Leviticus 23:1, 4-11 etc

Sacred festivals of Pasch, Pentecost, Atonement and Tabernacles.

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you …

01Aug 1st August. Saturday, Week 17

1st August. Saturday, Week 17

August 1st, 2015

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(Feast: St Alphonsus Ligouri; see below)

1st Reading: Leviticus 25:1, 8-17

Land can never be sold or mortgaged beyond the next Jubilee year

The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, …

03Aug 3rd August. Monday, Week 18

3rd August. Monday, Week 18

August 3rd, 2015

1st Reading: Numbers 11:4-14

A rebellion during the Exodus from Egypt

The people said to one another, “Let us choose a captain, and go back to Egypt.” Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of …

04Aug 4th August. Tuesday, Week 18

4th August. Tuesday, Week 18

August 4th, 2015

Feast: Saint John Vianney, priest (see below)

1st Reading: Numbers 12:1-13

Despite the envy of Aaron and Miriam God appoints Moses as supreme leader of his people.

While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of …

05Aug 5th August. Wednesday, Week 18

5th August. Wednesday, Week 18

August 5th, 2015

Dedication of the basilica of Saint Mary Major

This is the largest of the Roman churches dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. It is sometimes called Our Lady of the Snows, (Sancta Maria ad Nives) from the story of

06Aug 6th August. Feast of the Transfiguration

6th August. Feast of the Transfiguration

August 6th, 2015

Theme: The apostles were priveleged to witness the inner life of Christ, when his splendour was revealed to them on the holy mountain. We pray for a deeper experience of God in our own lives, and to share in his …

07Aug 7th August. Friday, Week 18

7th August. Friday, Week 18

August 7th, 2015

Feast: Sts Sixtus and Cajetan (see below)

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-40

For ask now about former ages, long before your own, ever since the day that God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of heaven to …

08Aug 8th August. Saturday, Week 18

8th August. Saturday, Week 18

August 8th, 2015

Feast: St Dominic (see below)

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-13

Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your …