2009 Homily Aids

Homily ArtHealth care is a pivotal concern for Americans and an important ministry of the church. Often, health care issues are complex and difficult to understand. The Catholic Health Association of the United States is pleased to offer a complimentary homily service for parish priests to help clarify these issues for parishioners.

Written by prominent Catholic theologians and bioethicists, the homilies bring important issues to life in the context of Gospel and church teachings.

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 15

  • Mark 1:40-45 — Being Bold in the Face of Sickness
Contributor: Rev. Thomas Nairn, OFM, Ph.D.

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 22  

  • Mark 2:1-12 — Healing What Ails us
Contributor: Msgr. Steve Worsley, MD

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 5

  • Mark 6:1-6 — Jesus, The Healer
Contributor: Fr. Donald J. Goergen, OP, Ph.D.

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 6

  • Mark 7:31-37 — Healing Touch

Contributor: Dianne Bergant, CSA, Ph.D.

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 25

  • Jer 31:7-9; Psa 126:1-6; Heb 5:1-6; Mark 10:45-52 — Treating the Human Spirit

Contributor: Barbara Bowe, RSCJ, Th.D.


We hope you find this service helpful, and invite you to share this information with your colleagues and friends in the ministry. For more information, please contact Brian Smith, senior director, mission integration and leadership formation.