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.



16Aug 16 August. Thursday, Week 19

16 August. Thursday, Week 19

August 16th, 2018

1st Reading: Ezekiel (12:1-12)

Ezekiel mimes going into exile, as a warning to the people

The word of the Lord came to me: “Mortal, you are living in the midst of a rebellious house, who have eyes to see but …

17Aug 17 August. Friday, Week 19

17 August. Friday, Week 19

August 17th, 2018
(Or option: Our Lady of Knock, Readings from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lectionary II, 1421-1449)

1st Reading: Ezekiel (16:1-15)

Israel is like a baby girl, neglected but later espoused and loved by God

The word of …

18Aug 18 August. Saturday, Week 19

18 August. Saturday, Week 19

August 18th, 2018

1st Reading: Ezekiel (18:1-10, 13, 30-32)

Each individual is responsible to God, for our own actions

The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The parents have …

20Aug 20 August. Monday, Week 20

20 August. Monday, Week 20

August 20th, 2018

1st Reading: Ezekiel (24:15-23)

He does not publicly mourn his wife’s death, as a sign that Jerusalem too will die

The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, with one blow I am about to take away from you …

21Aug 21 August. Tuesday, Week 20

21 August. Tuesday, Week 20

August 21st, 2018

1st Reading: Ezekiel (28:1-10)

God warns the proud, wealthy seaport metropolis of Tyre

The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God: Because your heart is proud and you …

22Aug 22 August. The Queenship of Mary

22 August. The Queenship of Mary

August 22nd, 2018

1st Reading: Isaiah (9:1-6)

God’s promise of joy and restoration to those who sat in darkness

There will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and …

23Aug 23 August. Thursday, Week 20

23 August. Thursday, Week 20

August 23rd, 2018

1st Reading: Ezekiel (36:23-28)

The exiles return to their promised land, purified and renewed in spirit, and so enabled to keep God’s law

The Lord says this,

“I will sanctify my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, …

24Aug 24 August. St Bartholomew, Apostle

24 August. St Bartholomew, Apostle

August 24th, 2018

1st Reading: Revelation (21:9-14)

The City of God has twelve gates, representing the twelve apostles

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show …

25Aug 25 August. Saturday, Week 20

25 August. Saturday, Week 20

August 25th, 2018

1st Reading: Ezekiel (43:1-7)

The glory of the Lord will return to the temple

The angel brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And there, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east; the …

27Aug 27 August. Monday, Week 21

27 August. Monday, Week 21

August 27th, 2018

1st Reading: 2 Thessalonians (1:1-5, 11-12)

By their faith and love, the name of Jesus Christ is glorified

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you …




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