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.



21Feb 21 Feb, 2017. Tuesday, Week 7

21 Feb, 2017. Tuesday, Week 7

February 21st, 2017
Saint Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Sirach 2:1-11

Experience shows that those who hope in the Lord are not forsaken

My child, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for testing.
Set your …

22Feb 22 Feb, 2017. The Chair of St Peter, Apostle

22 Feb, 2017. The Chair of St Peter, Apostle

February 22nd, 2017

Today we celebrate Saint Peter’s leadership of the church in Rome. The magnificent marble cathedra,  fashioned (c.1650) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for St. Peter’s basilica  surrounds a small wooden chair that may have been used by Peter himself, as …

23Feb 23 Feb, 2017. Thursday, Week 7

23 Feb, 2017. Thursday, Week 7

February 23rd, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 5:1-8

Do not delay to turn back to the Lord

Do not rely on your wealth, or say, “I have enough.”
Do not follow your inclination and strength in pursuing the desires of your heart.
Do not …

24Feb 24 Feb, 2017. Friday, Week 7

24 Feb, 2017. Friday, Week 7

February 24th, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 6:5-17

Let your friends be tried and trusted. Faithful friends are a tonic

Pleasant speech multiplies friends,
and a gracious tongue multiplies courtesies.

Let those who are friendly with you be many,
but let your advisers be …

25Feb 25 Feb, 2017. Saturday, Week 7

25 Feb, 2017. Saturday, Week 7

February 25th, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 17:1-15

God made us in the divine image, and looks with favour on us

The Lord created human beings out of earth,
and makes them return to it again.

He gave them a fixed number of days, …

27Feb 27 Feb, 2017. Monday, Week 8

27 Feb, 2017. Monday, Week 8

February 27th, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 17:20-24

Repent from sin while you are still alive. The dead cannot praise God

Their iniquities are not hidden from him,
and all their sins are before the Lord.

One’s almsgiving is like a signet ring with …

28Feb 28 Feb, 2017. Tuesday, Week 8

28 Feb, 2017. Tuesday, Week 8

February 28th, 2017

1st Reading: Sirach 35:1-12

He recommends generosity to the poor and condemns extortion

The one who keeps the law makes many offerings;
one who heeds the commandments makes an offering of well-being.
The one who returns a kindness offers choice …




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