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.



19Jul 19 July. Friday of Week 15

19 July. Friday of Week 15

July 19th, 2019

The Pharisees emphasised what was forbidden on the Sabbath than its purpose..

20Jul 20 July. Saturday of Week 15

20 July. Saturday of Week 15

July 20th, 2019

Like Jesus we have some power to cure and heal, quietly, without ostentation...

22Jul 22 July. St Mary Magdalene

22 July. St Mary Magdalene

July 22nd, 2019

As one who suffered in her mental health (being rid by Jesus of her "seven demons") Mary Magdalene probably had to endure negative responses from others. Who would want to go near a madwoman? Yet Jesus reached out to her in kindness, reached out to the real Mary,..

23Jul 23 July. St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe

23 July. St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe

July 23rd, 2019

1st Reading: Galatians 2:19-20

It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me

For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with …

24Jul 24 July. Wednesday of Week 16

24 July. Wednesday of Week 16

July 24th, 2019

Jesus had no illusions about the frailty of humankind; he met it throughout his ministry but he also recognised potential in many ordinary people that he met...

25Jul 25 July. St James, apostle

25 July. St James, apostle

July 25th, 2019

Today's feast celebrates the more prominent James, the son of Zebedee, one of the twelve apostles. This "greater" James was one of the first disciples to join Jesus, in Capernaum.

26Jul 26 July. Friday of Week 16

26 July. Friday of Week 16

July 26th, 2019

We need to set the Decalogue alongside the parable of the sower and the seed. Morality is essentially linked to growth and development, to bear fruits of positive goodness, as God wants of us.

27Jul 27 July. Saturday of Week 16

27 July. Saturday of Week 16

July 27th, 2019

Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn..

29Jul 29 July. Saint Martha

29 July. Saint Martha

July 29th, 2019

There is a fine appraisal of Martha and Mary by Saint Augustine, in today's Liturgy of the Hours...

30Jul 30 July. Tuesday of Week 17

30 July. Tuesday of Week 17

July 30th, 2019

As Moses entered this tent, the column of cloud came down to its entrance, and there...




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