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.



31Jul 31 July. Wednesday of Week 16

31 July. Wednesday of Week 16

July 31st, 2019

The prospect of leaving all behind to embrace something radically new...

01Aug 01 August. Thursday of Week 17

01 August. Thursday of Week 17

August 1st, 2019

Today we have the end of Exodus, as important in the Old Testament as are the gospels in the New. We conclude a major section in Matthew's gospel, on the mystery of the kingdom of God. Both readings speak of being drawn under God's gracious influence...

02Aug 02 August. Friday of Week 17

02 August. Friday of Week 17

August 2nd, 2019

They recognized him as the son of the carpenter, whose mother, Mary, and whose brothers and sisters were known to them. He is one of their own, a working man just like themselves. Yet, in ways he is not like them...

03Aug 03 August. Saturday of Week 17

03 August. Saturday of Week 17

August 3rd, 2019

John's martyrdom foreshadows that of Jesus. As Jesus hung from the cross he too had no power. As Paul says, "he was crucified in weakness." Yet at that moment he had great authority, the authority of a life of integrity...

05Aug 05 August, 2019. Monday of Week 18

05 August, 2019. Monday of Week 18

August 5th, 2019

At the sight of a large hungry crowd, Jesus responds in a very different way to his followers. They wanted him to send the crowd away. He wanted them to try to feed the crowd. Even though they protested that...

06Aug 06 August, 2019. The Transfiguration of the Lord (Feast)

06 August, 2019. The Transfiguration of the Lord (Feast)

August 6th, 2019

When the darkness came over them they'd remember the light. The memory of the transfigured Lord and the risen girl would help them to hold their nerve...

07Aug 07 August, 2019. Wednesday of Week 18

07 August, 2019. Wednesday of Week 18

August 7th, 2019

The Israelites gave up too quickly, in face of giants and a heavily walled city guarded by a fierce and strong people. But the Canaanite woman who met Jesus would not take no for an answer...

08Aug 08 August, 2019. Thursday of Week 18

08 August, 2019. Thursday of Week 18

August 8th, 2019

In the Book of Numbers a rock in the mountains becomes a water source that was vital for survival. In Matthew, a "human rock" becomes the foundation of the church...

09Aug 09 August, 2019. Saint Teresa Benedicta

09 August, 2019. Saint Teresa Benedicta

August 9th, 2019

Edith Stein and her sister Rosa, also a convert and an religious sister, were sent for their safety to a Carmelite monastery in Echt, the Netherlands. They were arrested by the Nazis on 2 August 1942 and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where they died in the gas chamber one week later...

10Aug 10 August, 2019. Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr

10 August, 2019. Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr

August 10th, 2019

St Lawrence (225-258) deacon of the church in Rome, was martyred under the Emperor Valerian on the August 10th 258, four days after Pope Sixtus II and some others. While little is known of Lawrence's life, he was noted for his generosity and was highly popular with the Christians of Rome. ..




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