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.



07Dec 07 December. Wednesday in Week 2 of Advent

07 December. Wednesday in Week 2 of Advent

December 7th, 2016
Saint Ambrose of Milan

1st Reading. Isaiah 40:25-31

Encouragement for the weary people of God, who gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless

To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy …

08Dec 08 December. The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

08 December. The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8th, 2016

1st Reading. Genesis 3:9-15, 20

The enmity between the serpent and the woman, between its offspring and hers

But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of …

09Dec 09 December. Friday, 2nd Week of Advent

09 December. Friday, 2nd Week of Advent

December 9th, 2016
Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlotoatzin

1st Reading. Isaiah 48:17-19

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should …

10Dec 10 December. Saturday in Week 2 of Advent

10 December. Saturday in Week 2 of Advent

December 10th, 2016

1st Reading. Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11

Lyrical praise of prophet Elijah, whose word burned like a torch

Then Elijah arose, a prophet like fire,
and his word burned like a torch.
He brought a famine upon them,
and by his zeal …

12Dec 12 December. Monday in Week 3 of Advent

12 December. Monday in Week 3 of Advent

December 12th, 2016
Saint Finnian; Our Lady of Guadalupe

1st Reading. Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17

Balaam predicts the Age of the Messiah

Balaam looked up and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe. Then the spirit of God came upon him, and he uttered his …

13Dec 13 December. Tuesday in Week 3 of Advent

13 December. Tuesday in Week 3 of Advent

December 13th, 2016
Saint Lucy

1st Reading: Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13

The people’s future conversion: the humble shall seek refuge in the Lord

Ah, soiled, defiled, oppressing city! It has listened to no voice; it has accepted no correction. It has not trusted in …

14Dec 14 December. Wednesday of Week 3

14 December. Wednesday of Week 3

December 14th, 2016
Saint John of the Cross

1st Reading: Isaiah 45:6-8

The living God, creator of all, than whom there is no other

They shall know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is no one besides …

15Dec 15 December. Thursday of Week 3

15 December. Thursday of Week 3

December 15th, 2016

First Reading: Isaiah 54:1-10

The future reversal, when those now abandoned will find God’s favour

Sing, O barren one who did not bear; burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labour! For the children of the …

16Dec 16 December. Friday of Week 3

16 December. Friday of Week 3

December 16th, 2016

First Reading: Isaiah 56:1-3, 6-8

God gathers the outcasts into his merciful salvation

Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. Happy is the mortal who …

17Dec 17 December. Saturday in Week 3 of Advent

17 December. Saturday in Week 3 of Advent

December 17th, 2016

1st Reading: Genesis 49:2, 8-10

The dying Jacob predicts future glory for the tribe of Judah

Jacob called his sons and said to them:
“Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob;
listen to Israel your father.
Judah, your brothers shall …




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