Weekday Homily Resources

The gist of each reading is suggested in a single line; then the full text of the readings (NRSV for inclusive language); finally some homiletic reflections on the day’s readings. On many  weekdays we offer two approaches to a homily. One is usually based on the first Reading, with sometimes a link to the main idea in the Gospel. The second approach will be drawn from that day’s Gospel. These are loosely based on notes made available by Fr. Martin Hogan p.p.

Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus, Dublin.



18Sep 18 September, 2020. Friday of Week 24

18 September, 2020. Friday of Week 24

September 18th, 2020

St Paul reminds us that within the church, the body of Christ, we are all interdependent. We need others and others need us. We all have something to give and much to receive...

19Sep 19 September, 2020. Saturday of Week 24

19 September, 2020. Saturday of Week 24

September 19th, 2020

We need to nurture the seed of faith God has planted in us. Our part is to offer good soil for the seed to grow. One component of this good soil is prayer, both our own prayer and joining in the prayer of the community...

21Sep 21 September, 2020. Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

21 September, 2020. Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

September 21st, 2020

The Latin Church celebrates the feast of St Matthew on 21 September, 2013. and the Greek Church on November 16. His symbol is a winged man, with a pen in hand as an emblem of his writing the Gospel.

22Sep 22 September, 2020. Tuesday of Week 25

22 September, 2020. Tuesday of Week 25

September 22nd, 2020

Jesus was completely centred on doing the will of God, so completely that it shaped all that he said and did. John's gospel goes so far as to say that Jesus is the Word, the Word made flesh...

23Sep 23 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 25

23 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 25

September 23rd, 2020

In God's family, we are each meant to live in a spirit of give-and-take. Notice the many ways that we depend on others to do for us what we cannot do ourselves.

24Sep 24 September, 2020. Thursday of Week 25

24 September, 2020. Thursday of Week 25

September 24th, 2020

Herod's example is a wake-up call against cynicism. We come to Jesus to know him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly...

25Sep 25 September, 2020. Friday of Week 25

25 September, 2020. Friday of Week 25

September 25th, 2020

That question is posed to us too. It is a question that puts our faithfulness to the test. We are invited to keep making our own personal response to 'Who do you say I am?'

26Sep 26 September, 2020. Saturday of Week 25

26 September, 2020. Saturday of Week 25

September 26th, 2020

Popular admiration meant little to Jesus, who lived to do God's will, to complete his selfless work. So he felt compelled to go to Jerusalem, dangerous as it was....

28Sep 28 September, 2020. Monday of Week 26

28 September, 2020. Monday of Week 26

September 28th, 2020

To teach a vital life-lesson, he often used actions as well as words, to make it memorable. His disciples were arguing about a very selfish question: Which of them was the greatest...

29Sep The Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

The Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

September 29th, 2020

The Archangel Raphael was an instrument of healing. He heals the disturbed relationship between a man and a woman. He also brings healing to sightless eyes of old Tobit...




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