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.
(Feast: Saint Peter Chrysologus; see below)
1st Reading: Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38
The tabernacle and its contents are consecrated and God’s glory settles there.
Moses did everything just as the Lord had commanded him. In the first month in the second …
(Feast: Saint Ignatius of Loyola; see below)
1st Reading: Leviticus 23:1, 4-11 etc
Sacred festivals of Pasch, Pentecost, Atonement and Tabernacles.
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you …
1st Reading: Numbers 11:4-14
A rebellion during the Exodus from Egypt
The people said to one another, “Let us choose a captain, and go back to Egypt.” Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of …
Feast: Saint John Vianney, priest (see below)
1st Reading: Numbers 12:1-13
Despite the envy of Aaron and Miriam God appoints Moses as supreme leader of his people.
While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of …
Dedication of the basilica of Saint Mary Major
This is the largest of the Roman churches dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. It is sometimes called Our Lady of the Snows, (Sancta Maria ad Nives) from the story of…
Theme: The apostles were priveleged to witness the inner life of Christ, when his splendour was revealed to them on the holy mountain. We pray for a deeper experience of God in our own lives, and to share in his …
Feast: Sts Sixtus and Cajetan (see below)
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-40
For ask now about former ages, long before your own, ever since the day that God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of heaven to …
Feast: St Dominic (see below)
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-13
Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your …