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.



16Dec 16 December. 3rd Sunday of Advent

16 December. 3rd Sunday of Advent

December 16th, 2018

1st Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18

Salvation is near and God will protect his people

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!
The Lord has taken away the judgments against you,…

23Dec 23 December. 4th Sunday of Advent

23 December. 4th Sunday of Advent

December 23rd, 2018

1st Reading: Micah 5:2-5

Salvation coming from little Bethlehem — to unite the nation under God

The Lord says this: But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth …

25Dec 25 December. Christmas Masses

25 December. Christmas Masses

December 25th, 2018

(A) Midnight Mass

(Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord)

See below for Mass during the Day

1st Reading: Isaiah 9:1-7

God brings them from darkness and bring them to peace and security

The people who walked in darkness have …

30Dec 30 Dec. The Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

30 Dec. The Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

December 30th, 2018

1st Reading:  1 Samuel 1:20-22

Hannah conceived and bore her long-awaited son, Samuel

In due time Hannah conceived and bore a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I have asked him of the Lord.”

Her husband Elkanah and …

01Jan 01 January. Mary the Holy Mother of God

01 January. Mary the Holy Mother of God

January 1st, 2019

1st Reading: Numbers 6:22-27

A new-year prayer for God to bless and protect his people

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the Israelites: You shall say to them,

The …

06Jan 06 January. The Epiphany of the Lord

06 January. The Epiphany of the Lord

January 6th, 2019

1st Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6

The Messiah will reveal his glory to all the nations

Arise, shine; for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness …

13Jan 13 January. The Baptism of the Lord

13 January. The Baptism of the Lord

January 13th, 2019

Jesus brings justice and divine life to the nations. As his baptised family, we seek the kingdom of God through justice and peace.

1st Reading: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7

A chosen servant of God will courageously help others to find salvation

20Jan 20 January. 2nd Sunday (C)

20 January. 2nd Sunday (C)

January 20th, 2019

1st Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5

God has prepared joyful feast for his people

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like …

27Jan 27 January. 3rd Sunday (C)

27 January. 3rd Sunday (C)

January 27th, 2019

1st Reading: Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10

Ezra the Scribe set out to re-instate the Jewish Laws

The priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could hear with understanding. This was on the first …




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