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.



01Jul 01 July. Friday, Week 13

01 July. Friday, Week 13

July 1st, 2016

1st Reading: Amos 8:4-6, 9-12

If injustice is unchecked, absence of meaning will blight our lives

Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, “When will the new moon be …

02Jul 02 July. Saturday, Week 13

02 July. Saturday, Week 13

July 2nd, 2016

1st Reading: Amos 9:11-15

The Davidic dynasty will be restored, and the land will bloom again

On that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen, and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins, and …

04Jul 04 July. Monday, Week 14

04 July. Monday, Week 14

July 4th, 2016
Saint Elisabeth of Portugal, optional memorial

1st Reading: Hosea 2:16-18, 21-22

God will restore the repentant people to their first love

On that day, says the Lord, you will call me, “My husband.” For I will remove the names of …

05Jul 05 July. Tuesday, Week 14

05 July. Tuesday, Week 14

July 5th, 2016
Saint Anthony Zaccaria, optional memorial

1st Reading: Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13

For their sins, they shall return to slavery

They made kings, but not through me;
they set up princes, but without my knowledge.
With their silver and gold they made …

06Jul 06 July. Wednesday, Week 14

06 July. Wednesday, Week 14

July 6th, 2016
St Maria Goretti, optional memorial

1st Reading: Hosea 10:1-3, 7-8, 12

Infidelity has produced a hopeless situation, through endemic social injustice

Israel is a luxuriant vine that produces his fruit.
According to the abundance of his fruit he has multiplied …

07Jul 07 July. Thursday, Week 14

07 July. Thursday, Week 14

July 7th, 2016
Saint Maelruain, optional memorial

1st Reading: Hosea 11:1-4, 8-9

Tenderly as a mother, God cares for his beloved Israel

When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But the more I called …

08Jul 08 July. Friday, Week 14

08 July. Friday, Week 14

July 8th, 2016
Saint Killian, missionary and martyr, optional memorial

1st Reading: Hosea 14:2-9

The faithful God will restore unfaithful Israel to grace and love

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take words …

09Jul 09 July. Saturday, Week 14

09 July. Saturday, Week 14

July 9th, 2016
Saints Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, optional memorial

1st Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8

While praying in the temple, Isaiah is called to be a prophet

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high …