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.



16Jan 16 January, 2020. Thursday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

16 January, 2020. Thursday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

January 16th, 2020

In healing the leper, Jesus not only spoke to him, but touched him. In this, he did what no one else would do...

17Jan 17 January, 2020. Friday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

17 January, 2020. Friday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

January 17th, 2020


The image of the four men carrying their friend to Jesus is a powerful call to be helpful where we can...

18Jan 18 January, 2020. Saturday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

18 January, 2020. Saturday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

January 18th, 2020

It is not that Jesus chooses only the riff-raff to become apostles. He sees the value and potential in people whom others too quickly discard...

20Jan 20 January, 2020. Monday of Week 2

20 January, 2020. Monday of Week 2

January 20th, 2020

The metaphor of marriage illustrates how our community is united with God. The Lord Jesus is like our faithful spouse...

21Jan 21 January, 2020. Tuesday of Week 2

21 January, 2020. Tuesday of Week 2

January 21st, 2020

Sunday is not so much the day of total rest as the day we keep free to do God's work, responding to the needs of others and the call they make on us...

22Jan 22 January, 2020. Wednesday of Week 2

22 January, 2020. Wednesday of Week 2

January 22nd, 2020

Our Christian calling is not to be served, but to serve (Mark 10:45) and spend our lives in loving service. We must all join in Jesus' work of serving others...

23Jan 23 January, 2020. Thursday of Week 2

23 January, 2020. Thursday of Week 2

January 23rd, 2020

We can identify with the people who made their way to Jesus. We all need him, because what he offers is not available from any other source...

24Jan 24 January, 2020. Friday of Week 2

24 January, 2020. Friday of Week 2

January 24th, 2020

These twelve were to be his regular companions, following him each day, noting all that he did and said. Then he sent them out to preach and to heal, actively sharing in his own mission...

25Jan 25 January, 2020. The Conversion of St Paul, apostle (Feast)

25 January, 2020. The Conversion of St Paul, apostle (Feast)

January 25th, 2020

In a moment of miraculous insight, Saul came to know that the Jesus who had been crucified was alive in some new way, that he now lived in another reality.

27Jan 27 January, 2020. Monday of Week 3

27 January, 2020. Monday of Week 3

January 27th, 2020

Christian unity does not come from dominance over other churches, but from a rediscovery and celebration of what binds us together...




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