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.



21Jan 21 January, 2017. Saturday, Week 2

21 January, 2017. Saturday, Week 2

January 21st, 2017
Saint Agnes, virgin and martyr

1st Reading: Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14

Jesus enters the Holy of Holies, to enable us to serve the living God

For a tent was constructed, the first one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and …

23Jan 23 January, 2017. Monday, Week 3

23 January, 2017. Monday, Week 3

January 23rd, 2017

1st Reading: Hebrews 9:15, 24-28

Jesus as mediator of a new covenant

So Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems …

24Jan 24 Jan., 2017. Tuesday, Week 3

24 Jan., 2017. Tuesday, Week 3

January 24th, 2017
Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 10:1-10

The temple rituals foreshadowed the new covenant, brought by Jesus for all

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and …

25Jan 25 January, 2017. The Conversion of St. Paul

25 January, 2017. The Conversion of St. Paul

January 25th, 2017

1st Reading: Acts 22:3-16

Paul’s account of his conversion, to his fellow-Jews, on the steps of the Temple

“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly …

26Jan 26 Jan., 2017. Saints Timothy and Titus

26 Jan., 2017. Saints Timothy and Titus

January 26th, 2017

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-9

Use the gifts God has given us, for the service of the church

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, …

27Jan 27 Jan., 2017. Friday, Week 3

27 Jan., 2017. Friday, Week 3

January 27th, 2017
Saint Angela de Merici, virgin

1st Reading, Hebrews 10:32-39

Do not abandon hope, but trust in God’s promises

But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed …

28Jan 28 Jan., 2017 Saturday, Week 3

28 Jan., 2017 Saturday, Week 3

January 28th, 2017
Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

Divine blessing on Abraham and his descendants

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received …

29Jan 29 Jan., 2017. 4th Sunday, Year A

29 Jan., 2017. 4th Sunday, Year A

January 29th, 2017

Theme: The beatitudes are the basic Christian ideals, not a moral code or a set of rules to avoid God’s punishment. They aim to raise our perspective above the constraints of self-interest and gain.

1st Reading: Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13

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30Jan 30 Jan., 2017. Monday, Week 4

30 Jan., 2017. Monday, Week 4

January 30th, 2017
Saint Aidan, bishop; Blessed Margaret Ball and Blessed Francis Taylor, martyrs

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:32-40

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets …

31Jan 31 January. Tuesday, Week 4

31 January. Tuesday, Week 4

January 31st, 2017
Saint John Bosco, priest

1st Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4

Around us a cloud of witnesses, and above all Jesus, to encourage us

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight …




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