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.



26May 26 May. Thursday, Week 8

26 May. Thursday, Week 8

May 26th, 2016

1st Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-5,9-12

St Philip Neri, optional memorial

1st Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-5; 9-12

Like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house

Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it …

27May 27 May. Friday of Week 8

27 May. Friday of Week 8

May 27th, 2016
Saint Augustine of Canterbury, optional memorial

1st Reading: 1 Peter 4:7-13

The end of all things is near; be glad and shout for joy

The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake …

28May 28 May. Saturday, Week 8

28 May. Saturday, Week 8

May 28th, 2016

1st Reading. Jude 17; 20-25

Persevere in God’s love, and welcome the mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ

My beloved, you must remember the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. But build yourselves up on your most …

30May 30 May. Monday, Week 9

30 May. Monday, Week 9

May 30th, 2016

1st Reading 2 Peter 1:2-7

God has given us all we need to live well, sharing in divine life

May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

His divine power …

31May 31 May. The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

31 May. The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 31st, 2016

1st Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18

A hymn of joy to God my Saviour

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!
The Lord has taken away the judgments against you,
he …

01Jun 01 June, 2015. Wednesday, Week 9

01 June, 2015. Wednesday, Week 9

June 1st, 2016
Saint Justin, martyr, memorial

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-3, 6-12

Rekindle the flame of your vocation, and endure for the Gospel

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life …

02Jun 02 June. Thursday, Week 9

02 June. Thursday, Week 9

June 2nd, 2016
Saint Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs, optional memorial

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15

If we have died with him, we will also live with him

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David – that is my gospel, …

03Jun 03 June. The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

03 June. The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 3rd, 2016

1st Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16

The Lord God will search for His sheep and pasture them

For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As shepherds seek out their flocks when …

04Jun 04 June. Saturday, Week 9

04 June. Saturday, Week 9

June 4th, 2016
Immaculate Heart of Mary, optional memorial: Isaiah 61:9-11; Luke 2:41-51;  also Saint Kevin. Ss. Charles Lwanga & co, optional memorial

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-8

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living …