Sunday Homily Resources

The Sunday Readings  (NRSV, for inclusive language); plus sample homily ideas adapted from various sources. If you have additional comments that can help our readers, please use the “LEAVE A REPLY” panel, which often offers  insightful supplements to what we have posted in the main text. All contributions welcome!

Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



20Sep 20 September, 2020. 25th Sunday, Year A

20 September, 2020. 25th Sunday, Year A

September 20th, 2020

Of this joyful relationship with God Paul was a shining example. While threatened with persecution he is filled with the joy of Christ. His life is already united with Christ's life, and he longs for the fulfilment of final union.

27Sep 26th Sunday, Year A

26th Sunday, Year A

September 27th, 2020

St Paul practiced what he preached. Writing from his prison cell he still finds joy and hope and longs for final union with Christ ...

29Nov 29 November, 2020. First Sunday of Advent

29 November, 2020. First Sunday of Advent

November 29th, 2020

"Keep awake-for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake."

06Dec 2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent

December 6th, 2020

Like a shepherd feeding his flock, gathering lambs in his arms, holding them to his breast, and gently leading the mother-ewes who are due to give birth...

13Dec 3rd Sunday in Advent

3rd Sunday in Advent

December 13th, 2020

The Baptist was a voice crying in the wilderness, a voice to invite people into relationship with God. We too are asked to use our voice to make Christ known...

20Dec 4th Sunday of Advent

4th Sunday of Advent

December 20th, 2020

We like to be the givers, the organizers, the achievers. To let others give to us is to acknowledge our need, our dependence, our limitations, and that does not always come easy...

27Dec The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

December 27th, 2020

Even though we honour them as the Holy Family, it does not mean they never had problems to face, as every family must. Just as every Christian has a share in the cross of Christ, the Holy Family also experienced life's crosses...




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