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.



07Apr 07 April, 2020. Tuesday of Holy Week

07 April, 2020. Tuesday of Holy Week

April 7th, 2020

Remember his words, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love..."

08Apr 08 April, 2020. Wednesday of Holy Week

08 April, 2020. Wednesday of Holy Week

April 8th, 2020

The Judas story invites us to pray especially for all those who have tragically taken their own lives, trying to escape from the depths of despair...

09Apr Celebrating Holy Thursday in the home

Celebrating Holy Thursday in the home

April 9th, 2020

This is not a 'normal' Holy Thursday, but we may have discovered new aspects of our discipleship – and recovered long-forgotten parts of our tradition – through celebrating in this very unusual way.

09Apr 09 April, 2020. Holy Thursday

09 April, 2020. Holy Thursday

April 9th, 2020

In St John's understanding of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed his disciples' feet it was part of what he meant by "Do this in memory of me."

10Apr 10 April, 2020. Good Friday

10 April, 2020. Good Friday

April 10th, 2020

The power and the presence and promise of God are now accessible to us in our suffering and in our need...

10Apr Celebrating Good Friday locked down at home

Celebrating Good Friday locked down at home

April 10th, 2020

Disciples not only pray for one another, but seek to present the needs of suffering humanity before the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here is a set of intercessions specially for this coronavirus year...

11Apr Lockdown: the Holy Saturday experience

Lockdown: the Holy Saturday experience

April 11th, 2020

This year millions of us are locked in our homes. We are not going out to work, not going out to play, going nowhere to socialise. It is a bit like a big blank space, a shapeless empty time between BTV (‘Before the Virus’) a few weeks ago (aka ‘normality’) and ATV (‘After the Virus’) . . .

11Apr 11 April, 2020. The Easter Vigil

11 April, 2020. The Easter Vigil

April 11th, 2020


Jesus is more than a historical personage from the past; he is a person alive today. We encounter him not in history books but in life...

13Apr 13 April, 2020. Monday of Easter Week

13 April, 2020. Monday of Easter Week

April 13th, 2020

Easter assures us that God's love is lifegiving, and the life God gives is more powerful than the evils we often inflict on each other......

13Apr 13 April, 2020. Monday of Easter Week

13 April, 2020. Monday of Easter Week

April 13th, 2020

Easter assures us that God's love is lifegiving, and the life God gives is more powerful than the evils we often inflict on each other......




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