Doctrinal Homily Outlines: a resource for homilists and the lay faithful

  • Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    A complete doctrinal homily outline for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time can be found here. Central idea: Care for others. Doctrine: All Christians share in Christ’s healing mission. Practical application: Caring for the Sick. After the Ascension and Pentecost, the Gospel will be in the apostles’ hands. To help prepare them, Jesus sends them out to practice…

  • Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

      For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time click here. The central idea is that humble prophets bring glad tidings to the humble poor. The doctrine is perseverance in faith. The practical application is things we can do to increase our own faith. 

  • The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Please click here for a doctrinal homily outline for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary time. The outline focuses on the meaning of death as given to us by Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Gospel passage is the deeply moving account of the raising from death of the daughter of Jairus.

  • The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time & the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist

    The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time & the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist

    Complete Doctrinal Homily Outlines for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Nativity of John the Baptist can be found by clicking here and scrolling down. The readings for Sunday focus on water, culminating with Our Lord’s mastery over nature in the calming of the storm. In the Sacred Scriptures, water is a big…

  • Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

      Here is a link to two doctrinal homily outlines for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Click here and scroll down. Both involve the idea of the King of the Kingdom of God and the citizens of the kingdom. The Kingdom of God grows by hearing the Word The King and the…

  • The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    The Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Here is a link to the Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B. The three parts are Central idea: Christ’s victory over our sin. Doctrine: Man in paradise. Practical application: Foretaste of paradise. Here is a sample: God begins the redemption of fallen and wounded man by asking questions.…

  • The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

    The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

    Here is the link to a doctrinal homily outline for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. How shall I make a return to the LORD for all the good he has done for me? The cup of salvation I will take up, and I will call upon the name of…

  • The Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

    The Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

    A doctrinal homily for the Solemnity of the Most Trinity can be accessed here. The Trinity, the Incarnation, and the Eucharist are the most important and profound mysteries contained in Divine Revelation. One thing we can say about the Blessed Trinity is that each of the Persons shares in the one Godhead but are distinct…

  • Pentecost

    Pentecost

    For a doctrinal homily outline for the Solemnity of Pentecost, click here. This outline has a doctrinal focus on how Easter, Pentecost, and the Eucharist are one. For two other outlines with different foci, click here and scroll down.

  • The Ascension

    The Ascension

    For a complete doctrinal homily outline for the Solemnity of the Ascension, click here. The central idea and doctrine are the Ascension. The practical application is the truth that we are children of the Father. Here are a few points, developed in the outline itself: Christ ascends in a glorified body. Christ is a kind…

  • Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Sixth Sunday of Easter

    To find a full Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, click here. The three parts are: Central idea: God is love and wants us to love one another. Doctrine: The virtue of friendliness. Practical application: Becoming friendlier. One way we build friendship with our fellow man is through friendliness. Friendliness is a way of showing…

  • The Fifth Sunday of Easter

    The Fifth Sunday of Easter

      For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fifth Sunday of Easter click here. I titled this one, “The conscience of Christ’s branches” because the Gospel was about Christ the true vine and we His branches and the doctrinal focus was a correct understanding of conscience and its formation. Here is a quick preview: Some…

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