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.



09Dec 09 December 2017. Saturday of Advent, Week 1

09 December 2017. Saturday of Advent, Week 1

December 9th, 2017
Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlotoatzin (opt. mem.)

1st Reading. Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26

The coming days of enlightenment, when the people turn aside from idolatry

Truly, O people in Zion, inhabitants of Jerusalem, you shall weep no more.
He will surely be …

11Dec 11 December 2017. Monday of Advent, Week 2

11 December 2017. Monday of Advent, Week 2

December 11th, 2017
Saint Damasus, pope. (opt.mem.)

1st Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10

The exiles shall return in joy to their own land

The desert and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, …

12Dec 12 December 2017. Tuesday of Advent, Week 2

12 December 2017. Tuesday of Advent, Week 2

December 12th, 2017
Saint Finnian; Our Lady of Guadalupe. (Opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11

“Comfort ye my people!” — the promised return of the exiles from Babylon

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to …

13Dec 13 December 2017. Wednesday of Advent, Week 2

13 December 2017. Wednesday of Advent, Week 2

December 13th, 2017
Saint Lucy (Memorial)

1st Reading: Isaiah 40:25-31

Encouragement for the weary people 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 …

14Dec 14 December 2017. Thursday of Advent, Week 2

14 December 2017. Thursday of Advent, Week 2

December 14th, 2017
Saint John of the Cross (Memorial)

1st Reading: Isaiah 41:13-20

The Lord promises to 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, …

15Dec 15 December 2017. Friday of Advent, Week 2

15 December 2017. Friday of Advent, Week 2

December 15th, 2017

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 …

16Dec 16 December 2017. Saturday of Advent, Week 2

16 December 2017. Saturday of Advent, Week 2

December 16th, 2017

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 …

18Dec 18 December 2017. Monday of Week 3 of Advent

18 December 2017. Monday of Week 3 of Advent

December 18th, 2017
St Flannan, bishop. (opt.mem.)

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 …

19Dec 19 December 2017. Tuesday of Advent Week 3

19 December 2017. Tuesday of Advent Week 3

December 19th, 2017

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 2017. Wednesday of Advent Week 3

20 December 2017. Wednesday of Advent Week 3

December 20th, 2017
St Fachanan, bishop. (optional memorial)

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 …




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