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.



21Aug 21 August, 2017. Monday, Week 20

21 August, 2017. Monday, Week 20

August 21st, 2017
Saint Pius X

1st Reading: Judges 2:11-19

The era of the Judges alternates between falling away and being restored

Then the Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and worshipped the Baals; and they abandoned the …

22Aug 22 August. The Queenship of Mary

22 August. The Queenship of Mary

August 22nd, 2017

1st Reading: Isaiah 9:1-6

God’s promise of joy and restoration to those who sat in darkness

There will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and …

23Aug 23 August. Wednesday, Week 20

23 August. Wednesday, Week 20

August 23rd, 2017
Saint Eugene, bishop; Saint Rose of Lima, virgin

1st Reading: Judges 9:6-15

In a riddle Jotham curses Abimelech and the people of Shechem

All the masters of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together, and they went and made Abimelech king, …

24Aug 24 August. St Bartholomew, Apostle

24 August. St Bartholomew, Apostle

August 24th, 2017

1st Reading: Revelation 21:9-14

The City of God has 12 gates, representing the 12 apostles

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will …

25Aug 25 August, 2017. Friday, Week 20

25 August, 2017. Friday, Week 20

August 25th, 2017

Saint Louis of France; Saint Joseph Calasanctius, priest

1st Reading: Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22

Ruth migrates to Bethlehem, with her widowed mother-in-law

In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain …

26Aug 26 August. Saturday, Week 20

26 August. Saturday, Week 20

August 26th, 2017

1st Reading: Ruth 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17

How Ruth the foreigner came to become king David’s great grandmother

Now Naomi had a kinsman on her husband’s side, a prominent rich man, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. And …

28Aug 28 August. Monday, Week 21

28 August. Monday, Week 21

August 28th, 2017
Saint Augustine of Hippo, bishop

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10

Paul recalls the dramatic conversion of the people of Thessalonica

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: …

29Aug 29 August. The Passion of St John the Baptist

29 August. The Passion of St John the Baptist

August 29th, 2017

1st Reading: Jeremiah 1:17-19

Like Jeremiah, we must speak out against domineering rulers

But as for you, gird up your loins; stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not break down before them, or I will …

30Aug 30 August. Wednesday, Week 21

30 August. Wednesday, Week 21

August 30th, 2017
Saint Fiacre (Fiachra)

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

The gospel is no mere opinion but is God’s own word

You remember our labour and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any …

31Aug 31 August. Thursday, Week 21

31 August. Thursday, Week 21

August 31st, 2017
Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

1st Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13

Paul recalls the faith of the Thessalonians and prays for their spiritual growth

Brothers and sisters, during all our distress and persecution we have been encouraged about you through your faith. …




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