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.



21Sep September 20, 2021. St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

September 20, 2021. St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

September 21st, 2021


But when he heard this, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."

22Sep September 22, 2021. Wednesday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 22, 2021. Wednesday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 22nd, 2021


Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them." They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere.

23Sep September 23, 2021. Thursday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 23, 2021. Thursday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 23rd, 2021


Herod said, "John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he wanted to see Jesus.

24Sep September 24, 2021. Friday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 24, 2021. Friday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 24th, 2021


"The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."

25Sep September 25, 2021. Saturday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 25, 2021. Saturday of Week 25 in Ordinary Time

September 25th, 2021


While everyone was amazed at all that Jesus was doing, he said to his disciples, "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands."

26Sep Sunday September 26, 2021. Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday September 26, 2021. Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 26th, 2021


"If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea."

27Sep September 27, 2021. Monday of Week 26 in Ordinary Time

September 27, 2021. Monday of Week 26 in Ordinary Time

September 27th, 2021


John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us." But Jesus said to him, "Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you."

28Sep September 28, 2021. Tuesday of Week 26 in Ordinary Time

September 28, 2021. Tuesday of Week 26 in Ordinary Time

September 28th, 2021


On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.

29Sep September 29, 2021. Ss Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

September 29, 2021. Ss Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

September 29th, 2021


Nathanael answered, 'Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel.' Jesus replied, 'You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.'

30Sep September 30, 2021. Thursday of Week 26 in Ordinary Time

September 30, 2021. Thursday of Week 26 in Ordinary Time

September 30th, 2021


Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house!' And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.