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.



30Aug 30 August. Tuesday, Week 22

30 August. Tuesday, Week 22

August 30th, 2016

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:10-16

One taught by the Spirit of God can judge rightly and know their innermost self. Such people have the mind of Christ

These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit …

31Aug 31 August. Wednesday, Week 22

31 August. Wednesday, Week 22

August 31st, 2016
Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, optional memorial

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

People motivated by envy are immature; caring for others marks out God’s co-workers

But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, but as men of the flesh, …

01Sep 01 September. Thursday, Week 22

01 September. Thursday, Week 22

September 1st, 2016

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:18-23

All things are yours, you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he …

02Sep 02 September. Friday, Week 22

02 September. Friday, Week 22

September 2nd, 2016

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

As God’s servant, Paul must not be judged by mere human judgment

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required of …

03Sep 03 September. Saturday, Week 22

03 September. Saturday, Week 22

September 3rd, 2016
Saint Gregory the Great, memorial

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:6-15

By his his lifestyle and manner, Paul seeks to win back the loyalty of the Corinthians.

I have applied all this to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brethren, that …

05Sep 05 September. Monday, Week 23

05 September. Monday, Week 23

September 5th, 2016

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8

Applying church discipline to a scandalous case (incest)

It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and of a kind that is not found even among pagans; for a man is living with …

06Sep 06 September. Tuesday, Week 23

06 September. Tuesday, Week 23

September 6th, 2016

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

A community of people sanctified by Jesus must have high standards of love and respect

When one of you has a grievance against a brother, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead …

07Sep 07 September. Wednesday, Week 23

07 September. Wednesday, Week 23

September 7th, 2016

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:25-31

Christians are free to marry or not, but remember anyway that this world is passing

Now concerning the unmarried, I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by …

08Sep 08 September. The Nativity of Our Lady

08 September. The Nativity of Our Lady

September 8th, 2016

1st Reading: Micah 5:1-4

Bethlehem, from you shall come one who is to rule in Israel

But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who …

09Sep 09 September. Friday, Week 23

09 September. Friday, Week 23

September 9th, 2016
Saint Ciaran, abbot, memorial

1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-27

Paul’s total dedication to his preaching ministry.

If I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I …