2013 Homily Aids

2013 Homily Resources for Priests

Bringing Health Care To Life For The Faithful

Health care is a vital concern for all Americans and an important ministry of the Catholic Church. Often, health care issues are complex and difficult to understand.

The Catholic Health Association is pleased to offer a collection of homilies for 2013 to help clarify these issues for parishioners and the communities we serve.

While each topic in the series coincides with liturgy for a selected Sunday or feast day through 2013, reflections are appropriate for additional occasions as well. Written by prominent Catholic theologians and bioethicists, the homilies bring important issues about health and healing to life in the context of Gospel and church teachings.

Catholic health care is dedicated to continuing the healing mission of Jesus by improving the health and well being of communities and caring for people of all ages, races, religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds in our hospitals, health facilities and clinics across the U.S. One out of every six patients in America is treated at a Catholic hospital each year.

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Oct. 13 — Luke 17:11-19 (Cure of the 10 lepers)

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: June 9 — Luke 7:11-17 (Jesus raises the widow's dead son.)

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Aug. 4 — Luke 12:13 -21 (Possessions do not guarantee life.)

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Sept. 1 — Luke 14: 1, 7-14 (Whoever humbles themself will be exalted.)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Sept. 29 — Luke 16: 19-31 (Parable of the rich man and Lazarus.)


For more information, contact Brian Smith, director, mission integration and leadership formation.