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.



18Jan 18 January. Friday of Week 1

18 January. Friday of Week 1

January 18th, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 4:1-5, 11

Through faith we shall enter into God’s day of rest

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to …

19Jan 19 January. Saturday of Week 1

19 January. Saturday of Week 1

January 19th, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 4:12-16

Our merciful high priest has passed into heaven

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to …

21Jan 21 January. Monday of Week 2

21 January. Monday of Week 2

January 21st, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10

Jesus  our high priest offers eternal salvation to all

Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He …

22Jan 22 January. Tuesday of Week 2

22 January. Tuesday of Week 2

January 22nd, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 6:10-20

Abraham’s long-delayed son. A lesson in patience

For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. And …

23Jan 23 January. Wednesday of Week 2

23 January. Wednesday of Week 2

January 23rd, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17

The priesthood of Jesus is mysterious and eternal, like Melchisedek’s

This “King Melchizedek of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him;” and …

24Jan 24 January. Thursday of Week 2

24 January. Thursday of Week 2

January 24th, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 7:25-8:6

Jesus our high priest serves in the true tabernacle of heaven

Jesus he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. For …

25Jan 25 January. The conversion of Saint Paul

25 January. The conversion of Saint Paul

January 25th, 2019

1st Reading: Acts 22:3-16

Paul’s account of his conversion, to his fellow-Jews, on the steps of the Temple

When they heard Paul addressing them in Hebrew, the people became quiet. Then he said: :

“I am a Jew, born in …

26Jan 26 January. Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops

26 January. Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops

January 26th, 2019

1st Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-9

Reminder to use the gifts God has given us, for the service of the church

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the sake of the promise of life that is in …

28Jan 28 January. Monday of Week 3

28 January. Monday of Week 3

January 28th, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 9:15, 24-28

Jesus as the mediator of a new covenant

For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has …

29Jan 29 January. Tuesday of Week 3

29 January. Tuesday of Week 3

January 29th, 2019

1st Reading: Hebrews 10:1-10

The temple rituals were a type of the new covenant, brought by Jesus for all

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the true form of these realities, …




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