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.



12Dec 12 December. Wednesday of Advent, Week 2

12 December. Wednesday of Advent, Week 2

December 12th, 2018

1st Reading: Isaiah 40:25-31

The mysterious ways of God, who strengthens the powerless

To whom then will you compare me, or who is my equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? …

13Dec 13 December. Thursday of Advent, Week 2

13 December. Thursday of Advent, Week 2

December 13th, 2018

1st Reading: Isaiah 41:13-20

The Lord will help and revive his dispirited people

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Do not fear, for I will help you.” Do not …

14Dec 14 December. Friday of Advent, Week 2

14 December. Friday of Advent, Week 2

December 14th, 2018

1st Reading: Isaiah 48:17-19

If you heeded my commandments, your name would last forever.

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your own good, who leads …

15Dec 15 December. Saturday of Advent, Week 2

15 December. Saturday of Advent, Week 2

December 15th, 2018

1st Reading: Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 48:1-4, 9-11

Praise of the great Elijah, a prophet whose word burned like a torch

Then Elijah arose, a prophet like fire,
and his word burned like a torch. He brought a famine upon them,
and …

17Dec 17 December. Monday of Advent, Week 3

17 December. Monday of Advent, Week 3

December 17th, 2018

1st Reading: Genesis 49:2, 8-10

The dying Jacob predicts future glory for the tribe of Judah

Jacob called his sons and said to them:
“Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob;
listen to Israel your father.
Judah, your brothers shall …

18Dec 18 December. Tuesday Week 3 of Advent

18 December. Tuesday Week 3 of Advent

December 18th, 2018

1st Reading: Jeremiah 23:5-8

A righteous Branch who will rule with wisdom and justice

“The days are surely coming,” says the Lord, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal …

19Dec 19 December. Wednesday of Advent, Week 3

19 December. Wednesday of Advent, Week 3

December 19th, 2018

1st Reading: Judges 13:2-7, 24-25

Manoah’s wife yearns for a son. Samson will be dedicated to God

There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren, having borne …

20Dec 20 December. Thursday of Advent, Week 3

20 December. Thursday of Advent, Week 3

December 20th, 2018

1st Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14

King Ahaz refuses to ask a sign of the Lord; then Isaiah promises a child to be called Immanuel

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it …

21Dec 21 December. Friday of Advent, Week 3

21 December. Friday of Advent, Week 3

December 21st, 2018

1st Reading: Song of Songs 2:8-14

King Solomon’s love-song about the expected beloved one

The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.

My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.

22Dec 22 December. Saturday of Advent, Week 3

22 December. Saturday of Advent, Week 3

December 22nd, 2018

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 1:24-28

Samuel’s mother, Hannah, dedicates her young son to a life of service to God

When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and …




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