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.



05May 05 May. Thursday, Week 6 of Easter

05 May. Thursday, Week 6 of Easter

May 5th, 2016
Irish Calendar: Edmund Ignatius Rice

1st Reading: Acts 18:1-8

Early days of Paul’s mission in Corinth, and the friends he found there.

After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native …

06May 06 May. Friday, Week 6 of Easter

06 May. Friday, Week 6 of Easter

May 6th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 18:9-18

Paul’s trial by Gallio the proconsul breaks down for lack of evidence

One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent; for I am …

07May 07 May. Saturday, Week 6 of Easter

07 May. Saturday, Week 6 of Easter

May 7th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 18:23-28

Aquila, a convert from Judaism, helps the church in southern Greece

After spending some time there he departed and went from place to place through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

Now …

09May 09 May. Monday, Week 7 of Easter

09 May. Monday, Week 7 of Easter

May 9th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 19:1-8

In Ephesus, followers of John the Baptist join the church of Jesus

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, …

10May 10 May. Tuesday, Week 7 of Easter

10 May. Tuesday, Week 7 of Easter

May 10th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 20:17-27

Paul’s testament to church leaders, on his way to Jerusalem

From Miletus Paul sent a message to Ephesus, asking the elders of the church to meet him. When they came to him, he said to them: …

11May 11 May. Wednesday, Week 7 of Easter

11 May. Wednesday, Week 7 of Easter

May 11th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 20:28-38

Paul’s final advice to the church leaders: shepherd the church

[When the elders of the church of Ephesus came to meet him at Miletus, Paul said to them,]
“Keep watch over yourselves and over all the …

12May 12 May. Thursday, Week 7 of Easter

12 May. Thursday, Week 7 of Easter

May 12th, 2016
Saints Nereus and Achilleus; St Pancras, martyrs, optional memorial

1st Reading: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11

Paul is cross-examined by the Jewish Council, in Jerusalem

Since the Roman Tribune wanted to find out what Paul was being accused of by the Jews, …

13May 13 May. Friday, Week 7 of Easter

13 May. Friday, Week 7 of Easter

May 13th, 2016
or: Our Lady of Fatima, optional memorial

1st Reading: Acts 25:13-21

Paul, in prison at Caesarea, explains himself to king Agrippa

After several days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to welcome Festus. Since they were staying …

14May 14 May. Saint Matthias, Apostle

14 May. Saint Matthias, Apostle

May 14th, 2016

1st Reading: Acts 1:15-17; 20-26

Matthias is selected to take the place of Judas Iscariot

In those days Peter stood up among the believers(together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be …

16May 16 May. Monday, Week 7 of Ordinary Time

16 May. Monday, Week 7 of Ordinary Time

May 16th, 2016
Saint Brendan, abbot, optional memorial

1st Reading: James 3:13-18

A wise spirit is not characterized by envy but by innocence, leniency, sympathy and peace

Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are …