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.



18Jun 18 June, 2018. Mon. of Week 11

18 June, 2018. Mon. of Week 11

June 18th, 2018

1st Reading: 1 Kings (21:1-16)

After condemning poor Naboth, King Ahab seized his precious vineyard

Later the following events took place: Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria. And Ahab said …

19Jun 19 June, 2018. Tue. of Week 11

19 June, 2018. Tue. of Week 11

June 19th, 2018

1st Reading: 1 Kings (21:17-29)

Ahab is blamed for murdering Naboth; then he repents

The word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying: Go down to meet King Ahab of Israel, who rules in Samaria; he is now …

20Jun 20 June, 2018. Wed. of Week 11

20 June, 2018. Wed. of Week 11

June 20th, 2018
(The Irish Martyrs (Memorial)

1st Reading: 2 Kings (2:1, 6-14)

After crossing the Jordan, Elijah is taken up to heaven, and his mantle falls to Elisha

When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, …

21Jun 21 June, 2018. Thurs. of Week 11

21 June, 2018. Thurs. of Week 11

June 21st, 2018

1st Reading: Sirach 48:1-14)

The miracles of Elijah… He will introduce the messianic era

Elijah arose, a prophet like fire,
and his word burned like a torch.
He brought a famine upon them,
and by his zeal he made them …

22Jun 22 June, 2018. Fri. of Week 11

22 June, 2018. Fri. of Week 11

June 22nd, 2018

1st Reading: 2 Kings (11:1-4, 9-18, 20)

Athaliah seized the crown by violence. When she is executed, the covenant is renewed

When Athaliah, Ahaziah’s mother, saw that her son was dead, she set about to destroy all the royal family. …

23Jun 23 June, 2018. Sat. of Week 11

23 June, 2018. Sat. of Week 11

June 23rd, 2018

1st Reading: 2 Chronicles (24:17-25)

King Joash murders the son of the priest who had saved his life

After the death of Jehoiada the officials of Judah came and did obeisance to the king; then the king listened to them. …

25Jun 25 June, 2018. Monday day of Week 12

25 June, 2018. Monday day of Week 12

June 25th, 2018

1st Reading: 2 Kings (17:5-8, 13-15, 18)

Exile of the ten northern tribes of Israel, for not listening to the prophets

The king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Samaria; for three years he besieged it. In …

26Jun 26 June, 2018. Tue. of Week 12

26 June, 2018. Tue. of Week 12

June 26th, 2018

1st Reading: 2 Kings (19:9-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36)

The Assyrians attack Jerusalem; but Isaiah promises that a remnant will be saved

When the king heard concerning King Tirhakah of Ethiopia, “See, he has set out to fight against you,” he …

27Jun 27 June, 2018. Wed. of Week 12

27 June, 2018. Wed. of Week 12

June 27th, 2018

1st Reading: 2 Kings (22:8-13; 23:1-3)

When Deuteronomy is rediscovered in the temple, it leads to reform

The high priest Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord.” …

28Jun 28 June, 2018. Thurs. of Week 12

28 June, 2018. Thurs. of Week 12

June 28th, 2018
(St Irenaeus, bishop & martyr (Memorial)

1st Reading: 2 Kings (24:8-17)

Nebuchadnezzar’s first deportation of the Jews to Babylon, c. 597 BCE

Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother’s …




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