Sunday Homily Resources

Sunday Readings, in summary and in full (NRSV); plus sample homilies from various authors. If you can send me good stuff, I’ll use it here. For “Lectio Divina” reflections on the text of the Sunday readings please see http://www.tarsus.ie/page6/index.html (Fr. Kieran O’Mahony’s excellent Biblical Resources website).

Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



21Jan 21 January. 3rd Sunday in Ord. Time

21 January. 3rd Sunday in Ord. Time

January 21st, 2018

1st Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Jonah’s preaching helps to convert the pagans of Nineveh

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message …

28Jan 28 January. 4th Sunday in Ord. Time

28 January. 4th Sunday in Ord. Time

January 28th, 2018
(Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church. Not celebrated this year.)

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Moses predicts the coming of a future prophet greater than himself

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet lie me from …

04Feb 04 February. Fifth Sunday (Ord. Time)

04 February. Fifth Sunday (Ord. Time)

February 4th, 2018

1st Reading: Job 7:1-4, 6-7

Job wrestles with the problem of innocent suffering

“Do not human beings have a hard service on earth, and are not their days like the days of a laborer? Like a slave who longs for …

11Feb 11 February. Sixth Sunday (Ord. Time)

11 February. Sixth Sunday (Ord. Time)

February 11th, 2018

1st Reading: Leviticus 13:1ff

Lepers must live apart from the community. Only a priest can pronounce a leper cured

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying: When a person has on the skin of his body a swelling or …

18Feb 18 February. First Sunday of Lent

18 February. First Sunday of Lent

February 18th, 2018

1st Reading: Genesis 9:8-15

The rainbow as the sign of God’s covenant with mankind

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, …

25Feb 25 February. Second Sunday of Lent

25 February. Second Sunday of Lent

February 25th, 2018

1st Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18

The Binding of Isaac shows Abraham’s complete obedience to God

After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only …




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