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.



25Apr 25 April. Saint Mark, Evangelist (Feast)

25 April. Saint Mark, Evangelist (Feast)

April 25th, 2018

1st Reading: 1 Peter (5:5-14)

Peter’s homily includes mention of Mark among the Christians in Rome (“Babylon”

When the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. In the same way, you who are …

26Apr 26 April. Thurs. of Week 4 of Easter

26 April. Thurs. of Week 4 of Easter

April 26th, 2018

1st Reading: Acts (13:13-25)

Paul’s summary of Israel’s history, up to the time of Christ

Paul and his companions set sail from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John, however, left them and returned to Jerusalem; but they went …

27Apr 27 April. Fri. of Week 4 of Easter

27 April. Fri. of Week 4 of Easter

April 27th, 2018
(Saint Asicus, bishop)

1st Reading: Acts (13:26-33)

Paul explains how Jesus was put to death, but raised and exalted by God

“My brothers, you descendants of Abraham’s family, and others who fear God, to us the message of this salvation …

28Apr 28 April. Sat. of Week 4 of Easter

28 April. Sat. of Week 4 of Easter

April 28th, 2018
(Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr)

1st Reading: Acts (13:44-52)

After failing to convert the Jews, Paul and Barnabas turn to the Gentiles

The next sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. But when …

30Apr 30 April. Mon. of Week 5 of Easter

30 April. Mon. of Week 5 of Easter

April 30th, 2018
(Saint Pius V, pope)

1st Reading: Acts (14:5-18)

At Lystra a crippled man is healed through Barnabas and Paul

When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, the …




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