Homily Resources Archive

08Dec 08 December 2017. Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

08 December 2017. Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8th, 2017

1st Reading. Genesis 3:9-15, 20

The enmity between the serpent and the woman, between its offspring and hers

But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of …

07Dec 07 December 2017. Thursday of Advent, Week 1

07 December 2017. Thursday of Advent, Week 1

December 7th, 2017
Saint Ambrose. Memorial

1st Reading. Isaiah 26:1-6

A hymn of confidence in the Lord, our everlasting rock

On that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; he sets up victory like …

06Dec 06 December 2017. Wednesday of Advent, Week 1

06 December 2017. Wednesday of Advent, Week 1

December 6th, 2017
St Nicholas (opt.mem)

1st Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10

The Lord God will wipe away all tears in the Messianic age.

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged …

05Dec 05 December 2017. Tuesday of Advent, Week 1

05 December 2017. Tuesday of Advent, Week 1

December 5th, 2017

1st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10

The Messiah will restore harmony and justice on earth.

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on …

04Dec 04 December 2017. Monday of Advent, Week 1

04 December 2017. Monday of Advent, Week 1

December 4th, 2017
St John Damascene, priest & doctor of the Church (opt mem)

1st Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5

Swords will be beaten into ploughshares

Thus says the Lord: “On that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the …

03Dec 03 December 2017. 1st Sunday of Advent

03 December 2017. 1st Sunday of Advent

December 3rd, 2017

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1st Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1-8

The prophet laments his people’s sins but trusts in God’s mercy

For you are our father,
though Abraham …

02Dec 02 December 2017. Saturday of Week 34

02 December 2017. Saturday of Week 34

December 2nd, 2017

1st Reading: Daniel 7:15-27

Daniel’s vision of the Beasts and its interpretation

As for me, Daniel, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me. I approached one of the attendants to ask him the …

01Dec 01 December 2017. Friday of Week 34

01 December 2017. Friday of Week 34

December 1st, 2017

1st Reading: Daniel 7:2-14

Daniel’s dream-vision: the Ancient of Days and the Son of Man

I, Daniel, saw in my vision by night the four winds of heaven stirring up the great sea, and four great beasts came up out …

30Nov 30 November 2017. Saint Andrew, Apostle

30 November 2017. Saint Andrew, Apostle

November 30th, 2017

30 November 2017. Saint Andrew, Apostle

29Nov 29 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 34

29 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 34

November 29th, 2017

29 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 34




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