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.



10Dec 10 December 2017. 2nd Sunday of Advent

10 December 2017. 2nd Sunday of Advent

December 10th, 2017
John the Baptist prepares the way. When Jesus arrives, John disappears gracefully from the scene.

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Also: Kieran O’Mahony’s exegetical comments on the Readings


1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11

God is coming

17Dec 17 December 2017. 3rd Sunday of Advent

17 December 2017. 3rd Sunday of Advent

December 17th, 2017

Paul’s joyful Advent message: “Rejoice always .. give thanks in all circumstances .. hold fast to what is good.”


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Also: Sunday Readings in the Jerusalem Bible version


 1st Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2,

25Dec 25 December 2017. (A). Midnight Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord

25 December 2017. (A). Midnight Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord

December 25th, 2017

1st Reading. Isaiah 9:1-7

God promises a saviour to rescue his people from darkness and bring them to peace and security

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep …

31Dec 31 Dec. 2017. (Sunday.) The Holy Family

31 Dec. 2017. (Sunday.) The Holy Family

December 31st, 2017

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Also: Sunday Readings in the Jerusalem Bible version


1st Reading: Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3

Abraham and Sarah are given a child as a reward for their faith

After these things the word …




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